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Departments Supporting Clinical Placements

Your clinical placement is supported by the G.P Turner Nursing Department and several other departments to ensure your experience at Mount Sinai is outstanding. As such, it is important that you become familiar with the following departmental information, policies and links.

Human Rights and Health Equity

The role of Human Rights and Health Equity Office is to advance human rights issues at the hospital through training, complaint resolution, policy development and review of systems and procedures. It works to ensure a harassment and discrimination free work environment and hospital services that are accessible to the whole community.

Infection Control

Effective infection control depends on the knowledge and collaboration of all staff in the hospital. Policies, patient brochures, isolation precautions signs, and other information can be found under “Infection control” on the MSH intranet site, which can be accessed on any computer within Mount Sinai Hospital. http://info/microbiology/InfectionControl/home.html

It is highly recommended that you review the Infection Control Intranet site once you begin your clinical placement. If you have questions about infection control or infectious disease transmission, please speak to your clinical instructor, preceptor or NUA of the unit.
See our communicable disease policies

Risk Management

The mandate of the risk management department is to identify risk to the hospital and its patients, visitors and staff, analyze it, reduce it and prevent it. Some of the tools used to achieve this are incident reporting and trending, risk reduction strategies, emergency response procedures and risk prevention activities.

The Risk Manager is responsible for responding to both internal and external crises to ensure the safety of the Mount Sinai Hospital community. One of the most important functions of the Risk Manager is the management and investigation of Critical Incidents.

Critical Incidents

A critical incident is defined as an incident involving a serious, undesirable and unexpected outcome or event, which involves actual or potential loss of life, limb or function for the patient, or has a significant potential to adversely affect public perception and confidence in the hospital.

Critical incidents must be reported immediately and students share the same responsibilities as employees or professional staff members who witness or discover a critical incident. The appropriate staff member, preceptor/ manager/supervisor, must be informed immediately. Once informed of the critical incident, it is the responsibility of that staff person to take the next steps.

For further information on critical incidents, visit the Hospital Intranet site at http://info/generalmanual/section6/vi-j-35-41.doc.

Contact Risk Management

For more information on risk management please contact:

Kimberlee Parker
Risk Manager
416-586-4800 ext. 2885
Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.