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CRP Screening

CRP Screening is a process that occurs before CRP Certification where organizations have the opportunity to receive real-time feedback of their CRP response to an adverse event from a neutral panel of CRP/patient safety experts. An event can be submitted for CRP Screening at any stage of the CRP process. The purpose of CRP Screening is for organizations navigating the CRP process to receive guidance and support from a diverse panel of CRP experts, affirm that the current CRP response is aligned with the core principles of CRP, and to support applicants in completing the CRP Certification application. Additionally, CRP Screening is available for events that happened in the past but applicants would like to explore how the CRP process could have been used or how the CRP response could have been improved. Learn more about CRP Screening here.

CRP Certification

Organizations may apply for CRP Certification after the CRP response has completed. The CRP Review Panel will examine the event to either certify the CRP response, certify with contingency, or not certify. Certification can be used to assure regulators that the organization and the care team enacted the necessary steps to met the patient’s needs and prevent the adverse event from recurrence. Learn more about CRP Certification here.

What is the Difference between CRP Screening and CRP Certification?

CRP Screening allows submitting organizations to receive feedback of their CRP response from a neutral panel of experts in real-time. Organizations will indicate where they are in the CRP process to the Review Panel, detail the current steps they have incorporated in their CRP response, and describe if the organization has ran into any barriers during the response where additional feedback/support would be helpful. This process allows organizations to troubleshoot barriers in their CRP process to a neutral panel of experts and to receive confirmation if the current CRP response is on the right track toward fully incorporating the core elements of CRP.

Whereas with CRP Certification, the submitting organization is expected to have completed their CRP response to the adverse event and the CRP Review Panel will certify, certify with contingency, or fail to certify the application. Applications that are certified by the CRP Review Panel can demonstrate to regulators that the organization and all licensees involved with the adverse event took the right steps in resolving the event and preventing recurrences.

CRP Certification is an opportunity for statewide learning

With CRP Screening and Certification, we have a unique opportunity to share lessons from specific events, which can benefit the entire healthcare community. The CRP Review team will work to aggregate and disseminate de-identified CRP Screening and Certification information to the wider healthcare community so that lessons learned are not confined to the organizations where the events occurred, but can be shared statewide to improve patient safety on a broader scale.  View complete list of CRP Screening and Certification benefits 

A formal CRP is not required to apply for CRP Screening/Certification

Having a formal CRP in place at your institution is not a requirement to participate in CRP Screening/Certification. Any health care organization or clinician can apply for CRP Screening/Certification of an adverse event. The key is demonstrating that the essential CRP steps were carried out. Applicants ultimately need to show that a patient’s needs were satisfactorily met, the causes were discovered, and the learnings were acted upon. Learn more about CRP Screening/Certification requirements, steps, and to apply.