Patient Safety Reporting System

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Training Materials

Information and guidance covering the Department of Health’ (DOH) requirements for Patient Safety & Root Cause Analysis (RCA). RCA reports are based on the Veterans Administrations (VA) model.

New Online Reporting System Training

Patient Safety Splash PageThe four modules are available in Powerpoint slides, Adobe PDF and Flash Audio/Video.

Module 1: Covers an overview of the system and system access including registering for the myNJ network

Module 2: Covers how to add a new event into the system

Module 3: Covers how to enter an RCA with an emphasis on Root Cause and Action Plan

Module 4: Covers help resources available in the system and ad-hoc reporting

Consensus Definitions for the RCA Form: definitions developed to support the continual efforts to improve patient safety in your facility and to maintain consistency.

Training Information for Psychiatric, Specialty, and Rehabilitation Hospitals

Training Information for General Acute Care Hospitals

Guidance Information for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Additional VA materials can be found at www.patientsafety.gov.