Nurses at Aspirus Wausau Hospital are accountable for the quality of nursing care delivered. To meet this responsibility, a Nursing Peer Review process is in place where nurses work to maintain standards of nursing practice in a confidential, non-punitive manner while encouraging peer support.
The Nursing Peer Review (NPR) Committee is made up of bedside nurses who follow a designated process for fact-finding, analysis, and study of events in a non-punitive climate of collegial problem solving. Referrals may be sent to NPR by leadership, peers, physicians, or other colleagues. After receiving a referral, the NPR committee convenes and obtains all relevant information about the event before making a corrective action recommendation that facilitates the nurse’s successful practice of delivering high quality, competent nursing care.