A look at The Joint Commission
Joint Commission now citing individual hand hygiene failures(Comments Off on Joint Commission now citing individual hand hygiene failures)
Whenever Joint Commission surveyors observe an individual’s failure to perform hand hygiene in the process of direct patient care they now must cite the incident as a deficiency.
The 2018 National Patient Safety Goals are summarized, particularly as they relate to the Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, Wrong Person Surgery.
An auditing process showing the benefits of enhanced recovery pathway programs, including reduced length of stay for patients, is described.
The factors contributing to handoff communication failures are defined as are practical solutions for curbing handoff miscommunication.
The revised and updated pain assessment and management standards published in the R3 Report are described.
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