Use this tool as a guide for ongoing record reviews. Next to each question, note whether the standard was met (√), not met (X) or not applicable (NA)
Improving medication safety, including labeling, preparation, and adminstration.
Note: The checklist is in the 3rd page of the download file below
Medication safety remains a top priority during surveys, and rightly so: Adverse drug events (ADE) are among the most common misadventures in healthcare. The Joint Commission is constantly...
The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has announced it intends to push back the compliance deadline for USP Chapter <800> “Hazardous Drugs...Read More »
Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a key focus for surveyors. Schedule drills for staff on finding the emergency carts with the proper drugs to treat...Read More »
Start delegating work now to get your facility ready by January
The Joint Commission finally has prepublished its new and revised pain...Read More »
The Joint Commission unveiled a new Medication Compounding Certification (MCC) program in January with the goal of reducing the harm stemming from...Read More »
Editor’s note: The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) released its 2016–2017 Targeted Medication...Read More »
In 2016, the ECRI Institute’s Partnership for ...Read More »