Peer review is not about tools, forms, or processes, but rather it is about a fundamental belief in the role actualization of a professional.  It is about accepting professional accountability and autonomy in nursing practice.  It is about accepting that one cannot practice autonomously without developing a measurement of accountability.

 

Peer review is the evaluation of nursing services, the qualifications of a nurse, the quality of patient care rendered by nurses, the merits of a complaint concerning a nurse or nursing care, and a determination or recommendation regarding a complaint including;

  1. the evaluation of the accuracy of a nursing assessment and observation and the appropriateness and quality of the care rendered by a nurse;

  2. a report made to a nursing peer review committee concerning an activity under the committee’s review authority

  3. a report made by a nursing peer review committee to another committee or to the Board as permitted or required by law; and

  4. implementation of a duty of a nursing peer review committee by a member, an agent, or an employee of the committee

A Peer Review Committee may review the nursing practice of a LVN, RN, or APRN (RN with advanced practice authorization). It is a committee established under the authority of the governing body of a national, state, or local nursing association; a school of nursing; the nursing staff of a hospital, health science center, nursing home, home health agency, temporary nursing service, or other health care facility; or state agency or political subdivision for the purpose of conducting nursing peer review. The nursing peer review process is one of fact-finding, analysis, and study of events by nurses in a climate of collegial problem solving focused on obtaining all relevant information about an event.

What we can offer to help...

BSNS provides Nursing Peer Review services to Home & Community Based Services and Intermediate Care Facilities.  With a team of experienced Registered Nurses, BSNS will review the circumstances in which the nurse is being reviewed with integrity and professionalism.  The Nursing Peer Review process can save the provider money by avoiding legal proceedings and possibly turn over in staff.  Our cost covers any fees such as legal fees, interviews before the Board of Nursing, etc. that BSNS' Nursing Peer Review committee might incur.  The cost for this services ranges between $1500.00 to $2500.  If you find yourself in need of this service, please contact us by calling 1.888.727.5659, etc. 701 or e-mailing us at admin@bsns.care.

Safety & Peer Review Committee

Brad Reynolds, R.N.

Chair Person

Juliana Reese, M.A., L.P.C.

Vice-Chair Person

Kimberly Rehkop, R.N.

Secretary

Pamela Long, R.N.

Member

Chloe Guerra, R.N.

Member