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Academy Introduces Incident Reporting Tool

Thursday, July 2, 2020  
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For Reporting Harm Documenting Success Stories

The public and healthcare professionals both benefit from having a complete accurate picture of the nature of the risk caused by unqualified and unlicensed providers. At the same time, increasing awareness of the value of quality RDN-provided services advances the profession and enables recognition of effective, superior practice. Whether you are using this Incident Reporting Tool as a consumer or as a health care provider, efforts are critical in ensuring the public is provided excellent care and that service delivery is documented to ensure high standard of professional practice in the future. Likewise reporting excellence in care is essential in assuring the services delivered are documented for future standards of professional practice.

Do not include patients' protected health information. The Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will securely maintain these incident reports, follow-up as needed, and provided compiled de-identified data. Use of the Incident Reporting Tool will enhance efforts to prevent further harm and recognize success to better promote enhanced nutrition care and protect public safety.

The primary goal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' (Academy) and its credentialing agency the Commission on Dietetic Registration's (CDR) Code of Ethics for the Nutrition and Dietetics Profession (Code) "is the protection of the individuals, groups, organizations, communities, or populations with whom the practitioner work and interacts." According to the Code:

  • "The nutrition and dietetics practitioner supports and promotes high standard of professional practice, accepting the obligations to protect clients, the public and the profession; upholds the [Code]; and shall report perceived violations of the Code through established processes."
  • "Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall report inappropriate behavior or treatment of a patient or client by another nutrition and dietetics practitioner or other professionals."

The Incident Reporting Tool provides a mechanism for facilitating Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR) compliance with ethical obligations. Note that some questions are optional. Simply complete the information to the best of your knowledge.

To report an incident of actual or potential harm or violation of state licensure laws or a success story showing the value of effective dietetics practice, click here to be redirected to the Academy's website to report.

*All above information is from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Incident Reporting Tool Overview