The Last 5 Blogs
Hospital Accreditation: Hospital Accreditation: Interim Life Safety Measures
on 8/1/2017 10:00:00 AM
It was a typical building tour during survey. The CMS fire marshal was touring the kitchen and noticed that the fire suppression system over the grill area was tagged as being out of service. Hospital staff explained that the system had been tested the month...
Hospital Accreditation: Compounding Sterile Products - Key Issues
on 7/11/2017 10:00:00 AM
There’s no argument that compounding sterile products (CSP) is a high risk process. There have been well-documented cases of patient injury or death due to sub-standard practices. Hence, both CMS and accrediting organizations (AO) take a keen interest in…
Hospital Accreditation: Is Your Care Environment Survey Ready?
on 6/27/2017 10:00:00 AM
Surveyors cite what they see! That simple truth explains why deficiencies in the care environment are among the most frequently identified by CMS and accrediting organizations. So what do surveyors look for when assessing the care environment...
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Hospital Accreditation: Immediate Jeopardy
on 6/13/2017 10:00:00 AM
There are fewer terms more dreaded in the world of accreditation than “immediate jeopardy”. Hospitals reel, governing bodies tremble, regulators frown in concern, and it only gets worse from there. Chances are your hospital has never been found in immediate…
Hospital Accreditation: Want Compliance? Get the Right Preceptors!
on 6/6/2017 10:00:00 AM
There's an old saying that "attitude eats aptitude for lunch". Never has that been more true than when assigning new staff to work under the guidance of a preceptor. If your staff are trained properly - and by the right person - the chances of your hospital…