Keep on top of preparedness for emerging infectious diseases.
Review your available personal protective equipment (PPE). Keep an open line of communication with your supply partners. Coordinate with other local healthcare organizations and public health coalitions. And consider posting a...
Watch for information on possible changes to medical record, nursing, and patients’ rights standards from The Joint Commission (TJC), HFAP, and other accrediting organizations now that CMS has published a final rule on discharge planning.
Infection control dominated the day’s presentations, which also looked at expectations for sterile compounding, Legionella control, using personal protective equipment, medication management, lowering maternal death rates, and, of course, ligature risk and suicide prevention.
Ligature risk, building safety problems, and infection control were among the top problems identified by Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) surveyors last year, according to the recently published 2019 HFAP Quality Review.