The Last 5 Blogs
ORGAN & TISSUE DONATION
Hospital Accreditation: Working with Organ Procurement Organizations
on 9/19/2023 10:00:00 AM
There are over 104,000 people on the national transplant waiting list. Sadly, 17 people die each day waiting for an organ transplant. Not only can hospitals help save the lives of individuals waiting for a transplant, but hospitals are required by CMS to work with an Organ Procurement Organization (OPO). Yes - that’s right!
Hospital Accreditation: MDRO Prevention in the Physical Environment
on 9/5/2023 10:00:00 AM
As pathogens have adapted and become more resistant to antibiotics, multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO), commonly known as, “Super Bugs,” have emerged. To combat the advancement of MDRO infections, the nation has launched antibiotic stewardship programs across the realm of healthcare. While appropriate prescribing of antibiotics is of the utmost importance in...
Hospital Accreditation: Providing a Safe Environment for Suicidal Patients
on 8/15/2023 10:00:00 AM
According to the CDC, there were nearly 46,000 deaths from suicide in the United States in 2020. The nation’s mental health crisis is weighing profoundly on emergency departments and non-psychiatric hospitals.
CMS §482.13(c)(2) states all patients have a right to receive care in a safe setting. Well, that seems like a straightforward statement...
GOVERNANCE & LEADERSHIP
Hospital Accreditation: The Medical Staff Appraisal Process
on 8/1/2023 10:00:00 AM
As healthcare professionals, we know the importance of maintaining licensure and continuing education, demonstrating competencies, and complying with organizational policies - it is all part of the job. Periodically, the human resources department verifies our license renewal, oversees competency evaluations and performance reviews, but what about practitioners?
Hospital Accreditation: How To Shine During An Accreditation Survey
on 7/18/2023 10:00:00 AM
From the title of this blog, you are probably expecting a bucket list of do this, don’t do this, get this ready, hide this, etc. But let’s go a little bit deeper – what truly makes one organization shine during accreditation surveys and another just endure - bruised - but alive? The answer is...