|"It is also important
that all quality assurance activities, including risk
management, be integrated or coordinated to the highest
degree possible. In seeking evidence of integration,
JCAHO surveyors will consider whether information is
shared among appropriate staff members from different
departments or services, whether attempts have been made
to reduce duplication of efforts, and whether an individual,
group, or committee is responsible for maintaining an
overview of the nature and effectiveness of all quality
assurance activities within the institution." (Affeldt,
QA involves more than managing risk. Hospitals,
55 (2), 1981).
Submitted by: Jeff Fajay
10 or more
Equipment: 3 soccer
balls, a large area , 2 goals
Objective: To score
has many points your team can in 15 min. To score shoot
the ball in the net.
Description: Pick even
teams. Each team can have 2 goalies. Play game just as
it is in soccer expect that there are 3 balls in play
at all time.
Socum- Best Dodgeball Game
submitted by Charlie Dixon,
Unlike most dodgeball games
in which players who get hit by the ball is knocked out
of the game, Socum keeps everyone in play.
Description: Use two
soft safe balls (rubber playground balls are too hard
and dangerous) and two teams try to hit each other with
the ball just like in traditional dodgeball games. What
makes this game more enjoyable for all is that those
that gets hit still remains in play. If a player is it,
he simply goes to the back line of the dodgeball court.
He is still on his original team and if he gets a ball,
he can throw at an opponent and move him to their teams
To Win: a team wins
when all of his opponents are knocked out of the playing
court into the backcourt.
Special rules can be set
up by players. Examples: 1) if ball is caught,
the player throwing the ball is moved to the backcourt.
or at the catchers option, he can bring one of his
player from the backcourt. to his front court 2) ball
tossed at the head will not count as a hit.
Caution: As with any
physical activity, there is a risk of physical injury.
Participants must be cautioned about risks. Group leaders
must be alert to over-aggressive play and temper flares
and be prepared to stop the activity in mid-stream and
process any inappropriate behaviors.
Expected Outcome: physical
exercise, socialization, learning about fair play
submitted by Charlie
Dixon, WVU Hospitals
Size of group:
2 to 20
Focus: physical activity,
involvement by everyone in the group, competition, fair
Description: In this
slightly adapted game of volleyball, the ball is permitted
to bounce on the ground once before a player hits it.
Of course, players can still hit the ball in flight,
but letting it bounce gives those not too physically
adept in playing the game well. Soft safe balls should
replace regular volleyballs to cut down and hand and
If played in a small indoor
gym, the game can be further modified to permit "Wally
Ball-like" rules in which players are permitted
to hit the balls off the walls and ceiling.
Fair Play and Team Play
considerations: Before playing any competitive
sports, group leaders should try to empower the group
by encouraging them to determine how to solve conflicts
during play. This may be a part of the pre-activity
discussion. Discussion around use of positive feedback
may also be held. Players giving + feedback during
games should be praised.
Expected Outcome: improved
social interactions, learning about fair play, learning
how to express positive feedback, fun, physical exercise.