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Hospital Accreditation: Side Rails & Restraint - The Final Word
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on 12/10/2019 10:00:00 AM
It's not a question as old as time, but it's been asked so often that it might as well be: "Are side rails considered restraint?" As you might expect, the answer is both yes and no. The first step is to understand what triggers looking at the use of side rails...


Hospital Accreditation: 4 Tips to Make Your Discharge Planning Evaluations Compliant
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on 11/26/2019 10:00:00 AM
A patient's discharge planning evaluation must be developed by a registered nurse, social worker, or other appropriate qualified personnel, or by a person who is supervised by such personnel. Make sure your hospital's policies and procedures specify...


Hospital Accreditation: Emergency Preparedness Planning
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on 11/19/2019 10:00:00 AM
If someone told you that setting aside a dollar today would likely save you six dollars down the road, you’d probably do it, right? Well, that’s the payoff for emergency preparedness, according to a recent study. The study by the National Institute of Building Sciences...


Hospital Accreditation: Tips for Maintaining Appropriate Pressure Relationships
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on 11/12/2019 10:00:00 AM
Picture this... a surveyor is tracing the surgical services department in your hospital. The surveyor asks for a box of tissue. Does the surveyor have a cold? Not at all. The surveyor places a piece to tissue under the door to an operating room. The tissue is sucked into…


Hospital Accreditation: Hospital Systems and Governance from a CMS Perspective
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on 10/29/2019 10:00:00 AM
The last thing most people think of when identifying potential deficiencies during a CMS certification survey is the relationship between the governance structure of a hospital system, and compliance requirements for an individual hospital. To make sure your health system's…