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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Hospital Accreditation: Hospital Accreditation: Emergency Preparedness - Communications
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on 6/12/2018 10:00:00 AM
In the 20 plus years that I have been surveying hospitals, I’ve reviewed countless critiques of emergency preparedness exercises – and a few actual disasters to boot. Almost without exception, one of the identified “opportunities for improvement” involved ...
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PATIENT RIGHTS

Hospital Accreditation: Hospital Accreditation: Notification of Hospitalization
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on 5/15/2018 10:00:00 AM
Imagine you work at a hospital just outside of Disney World in Orlando, FL. Chances are a significant number of your patients will be from out of town. If they’re hospitalized, it is unlikely that their personal physicians will be aware of this. It’s even possible…
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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Hospital Accreditation: Hospital Accreditation: Emergency Preparedness - All Hazards Approach
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on 5/1/2018 10:00:00 AM
I remember when I started my nursing career that hospitals rarely paid more than token lip service to emergency preparedness planning. A true disaster of any significant magnitude was a rare event. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. Natural disasters…
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MEDICAL STAFF

Hospital Accreditation: Hospital Accreditation: Core Privileges
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on 4/17/2018 10:00:00 AM
I have a friend who is a neonatologist. She practices in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of a local hospital. During a survey, her credential file was pulled for review. Because of the way the medical staff was organized, she was placed under the Department...
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HUMAN RESOURCES

Hospital Accreditation: Hospital Accreditation: Verifying Credentials
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on 3/27/2018 10:00:00 AM
There was a case several years ago where a nurse aide had her certification revoked due to elder abuse of a patient. She worked as a home health aide at the time. Unable to find work, she took the old paper copy of her certification and forged it to make it look like it...
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