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Hospital Accreditation: Patient Rights - Part Two
on 1/7/2020 10:00:00 AM
In September of 2011, CMS revised the Conditions of Participation regarding patient rights. In Part 2 of this series, we'll discuss a patient's right to visitation.
CMS requires hospitals to develop and implement policies regarding patient visitation, including any...
Hospital Accreditation: Patient Rights - Part One
on 12/24/2019 10:00:00 AM
We've long known that patients must be informed of their rights. Traditionally we have done this by describing these rights on the back of the condition of admissions form, or by listing them in a brochure or patient handbook. Historically, this requirement...
Hospital Accreditation: Side Rails & Restraint - The Final Word
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 as possible restraint...
Hospital Accreditation: 4 Tips to Make Your Discharge Planning Evaluations Compliant
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 the qualifications for personnel...
Hospital Accreditation: Emergency Preparedness Planning
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...