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GOVERNANCE & LEADERSHIP

Hospital Accreditation: Immediate Jeopardy
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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…
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SURVEY PREPARATION

Hospital Accreditation: Want Compliance? Get the Right Preceptors!
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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…
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PATIENT RIGHTS

Hospital Accreditation: Protecting Patients from Abuse & Neglect
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on 5/23/2017 10:00:00 AM
It was probably one of the worst nights of my nursing career. I was a house supervisor at a small community hospital. Around 2:30 in the morning, I was called to the Emergency Department. A small child around 5 years of age had been severely beaten by her…
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GOVERNANCE & LEADERSHIP

Hospital Accreditation: The CMS 2567 - Tips for Writing Plans of Correction
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on 5/16/2017 10:00:00 AM
If you’ve ever had to respond to a CMS Statement of Deficiencies - more commonly known as the “2567”, you know just how daunting a challenge this can be. The form itself is poorly designed (and has been for decades). It can be difficult to decipher exactly…
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PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

Hospital Accreditation: Life Safety Testing Documentation
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on 5/9/2017 10:00:00 AM
Non-compliance to life safety testing documentation remains one of the most frequently cited issues during accreditation and certification surveys - often at a condition-level. Understanding specifically what is required will go a long way in assuring your...
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