The Last 5 Blogs
Hospital Accreditation: Considering the Patient’s Perspective Regarding Confidentiality of the Medical Record
on 10/19/2021 10:00:00 AM
In healthcare, whether inpatient or outpatient, when one thinks of or hears ”confidentiality of the medical record or health information”, the initial thought is CMS §482.24(b)(3). We often immediately start thinking of how the medical record is secured, what…
Hospital Accreditation: Things to Consider After a Disaster
on 10/5/2021 10:00:00 AM
If you are involved in an actual disaster, recovery from the disaster may feel like an overwhelming task. Have you taken the time to look back over all the damage that your hospital experienced from water, fire, smoke, or wind? In many situations, water may have been present in the hospital for an…
Hospital Accreditation: How Survey Ready is your Emergency Cart?
on 9/21/2021 10:00:00 AM
The infamous emergency cart; better known as the crash cart. Hopefully, it is seldom used. However, it needs to be immediately ready to roll in an emergency. How do you balance the accessibility requirements with security for the equipment and medications contained therein? Let’s look at the regulatory…
Hospital Accreditation: Fire Extinguishers
on 9/7/2021 10:00:00 AM
A nurse is working on the Medical/Surgical unit, and she suddenly smells smoke. She looks down the corridor and discovers smoke coming from the soiled utility room where trash is being stored. She approaches the room and touches the door to feel for heat. Since it is not hot, she decides to open the door...
Hospital Accreditation: Dating, Timing and Authenticating Entries in the Medical Record
on 8/17/2021 10:00:00 AM
Do you remember when the electronic health record was introduced, and we all thought it was going to be a “paperless system”? Remember when we thought that the EHR would be the cure for the dating, timing and authenticating issues of the paper medical record? Me too!...