If your hospital is interested in becoming certified in specialty stroke care or expanding its existing certification, start by assessing the care you already provide to determine how much—or how little—work you must do to get to the next level.
The CDC continues to update its COVID-19 infection prevention and control recommendations for healthcare personnel. Those recommendations call for the continued use of masks and other source control measures even if you are in an area of low transmission.
Not using or cleaning devices or equipment according to manufacturers’ instructions and improper management of medications were the top clinical compliance issues highlighted in the first Executive Briefing from The Joint Commission (TJC) since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Check your emergency rooms, outpatient clinics, wound care clinics, ambulatory care sites, and anywhere else where pandemic-related equipment shortages have forced your facility to go outside normal supply lines for replacement medical devices.