choose a risk-management issue within a specific health-care setting or organization This issue will serve as the starting point for your work on this assessment. To finish this step, use the Executive Summary Table from the Required Resources.

Issue: Provide a brief description of the risk-management issue that you chose. Explain why this risk-management issue is critical to your company.

Regulatory Requirements: Create a list of the applicable regulatory requirements, as well as an explanation of what they mean in relation to your chosen risk-management issue.

Risk-Management Implications: Determine the risk-management implications. HACs, for example, result in no reimbursement and low quality ratings. There is also a risk of losing repeat admissions, Joint Commission and Magnet accreditation or excellence, or other negative consequences.

Assess the internal versus external environment in relation to the risks associated with your chosen risk-management issue.