Risk management is an important part of any healthcare firm's standard business practice.
Your plan should involve identifying and evaluating risks, as well as implementing the most effective methods of reducing or eliminating them.
NSO and the CNA underwriting companies, the insurance carrier for the NSO program, have created this sample plan as a guide to help you develop your own risk management strategy, one that meets the specific needs of your nursing practice.
View the sample risk management plan [Word Doc]
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