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Hospital Accreditation: Hospital Accreditation: Emergency Preparedness - Communications
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 ...
Hospital Accreditation: Hospital Accreditation: Notification of Hospitalization
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…
Hospital Accreditation: Hospital Accreditation: Emergency Preparedness - All Hazards Approach
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…
Hospital Accreditation: Hospital Accreditation: Core Privileges
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...
Hospital Accreditation: Hospital Accreditation: Verifying Credentials
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...