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Directorate General of Health Services
North Sharqiya Region
Code of Professional Conduct for Nurses
Midwives in Oman
WHN - Bidiya
Define the risk reduction
Define how to create a culture
of safety in nursing
Highlight some risk area in nurses’ practice and its management strategies
Eliminating risk is a major challenge facing everyone in the healthcare delivery system today. Patients in today's healthcare system expect the 'best care' possible.
ONMC purpose for establishing a code of conduct
Protect and support health of :
ANA'S Definition of Nursing:
the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities,
prevention of illness and injury,
alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response,
and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.
5 Ws & H
What, Why ,Who,
When, Where, & How
is Risk Reduction? Oman Nursing & Midwifery Council
Risk Reduction is the ability to limit or reduce those risks with the aim of protecting patients and clients.
to reduce risk? Nursing
To promote and ensure a safe patient care environment
Who? Nurses in their profession are accountable to protect :
Take Home Message
1.You must work with other members of the team
to promote healthcare environment that are conducive
to safe ,the therapeutic and ethical practice.
2.Where you cannot change circumstances in the care environment
,You must report them to a senior person with sufficient
authority to manage the situation.
3.When working as a manager ,you have a duty of care
towards patients and clients ,colleagues ,the wider
community and the organization in which you and your
4.In an emergency ,in or outside the work setting ,you
have a professional duty to provide care .
When facing professional dilemmas
,your first consideration in all activities must be the
interests and safety of patients and clients.
ANA (2009)Nursing's Social Policy Statement, 2nd Edn. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins: Philadelphia.
Beck S Socrates Xenphon & Plato (2009) in Http://www.msnscache.com/cache.aspx?q=20490-74270281 Accessed: 16th May 2013.
Oman Nursing and Midwifery Council (2005) Code of Professional Conduct for Nurses and Midwives in Oman Muscat: ONMC.