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Hospital Accreditation: Hospital Accreditation: Determining Staff Competency
on 3/6/2018 10:00:00 AM
My father passed away several years ago. He was in and out of the hospital numerous times in the last years of his life. At one point he underwent abdominal surgery for an intussusception and ended up with a colostomy. I remember visiting him in the hospital one day...
Hospital Accreditation: Hospital Accreditation: Use of Text Messaging
on 2/20/2018 10:00:00 AM
There’s no argument that the use of text messaging has become one of the primary communication vehicles of the modern era. I’m in airports all the time, and lose count of the number of people frantically typing away on their cell phones (rather than paying attention to where...
Hospital Accreditation: Hospital Accreditation: RN Supervision of Care
on 2/6/2018 10:00:00 AM
One of the best nurses I ever worked with was a Licensed Vocational (Practical) Nurse (LVN) named Belinda. I had just started in the ICU, and quickly learned that Belinda knew what she was doing. She was phenomenal. Belinda had an understanding of critical care...
Hospital Accreditation: Hospital Accreditation: Nurse Staffing
on 1/23/2018 10:00:00 AM
I’ve been a nurse for almost 40 years. Not once did I ever worry about being able to find a job working in a hospital. It didn’t matter if there was an “official” nursing shortage or not. Jobs were available and hospitals were - and still are - struggling with having…
Hospital Accreditation: Hospital Accreditation: Nursing Plans of Care
on 1/9/2018 10:00:00 AM
Nursing care plans continue to be frequently cited by CMS and accrediting organizations (AO’) during surveys. Knowing what surveyors are focusing on can help your hospital assure that nursing care plans pass regulatory muster. The interpretive guidelines under...