Accreditation

Most cited standards updated

Accreditation Connection, September 24, 2010

The Joint Commission has provided its most challenging standards list for the first half of 2010. The list, announced recently at Joint Commission Executive Briefings, saw many repeat problematic standards from previous years. The list included:

  • 1: Medical records, 62% noncompliance
  • 2: Integrity of means of egress: 50%
  • 3: Minimizing effects of smoke, fire, heat: 44%
  • 4: Maintaining fire safety equipment: 38%–still an issue with documentation.
  • 5: Features to protect again fire and smoke: 37%
  • 6: Medication storage! 31%
  • 7: Pre-surgical assessment: 31%
  • 8: Everyone’s favorite, verbal orders: 31%
  • 9: preventing infections associated with hospital equipment: 30%
  • 10: Medication order accuracy: 30% 

For more on this topic and others discussed at Executive Briefings,

visit the Association for Healthcare Accreditation Professionals blog here.

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