Articles in Inside Accreditation & Quality - Volume 2 Issue 3
By A.J. Plunkett
The Joint Commission (TJC) is revising its medication management standards, requiring clear and accurate medication orders—catching up to what surveyors have been scoring for some time now.
The changes were in standards...
CMS is revising its State Operations Manual (SOM) for hospitals in one of the first significant overhauls in more than a year. But be aware that the changes are not fully online yet and more revisions are to come.
CMS announced it is combining the interpretive guidelines that its surveyors use for psychiatric hospitals into the main Appendix A for hospitals, eliminating the need for double survey visits.
Build off any protocols you already have for handling extra-busy days at your emergency department (ED) to create a patient surge plan that can seamlessly expand as needed during a local disaster.
As mass casualty events go, the 75-vehicle pileup on the Sunday before Christmas on an interstate in southeastern Virginia could have been much worse.
Dig out your screening plans for MERS-CoV, Ebola, measles, or any other infectious disease and update them with the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).