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Surviving a Joint Commission survey

Hospital Safety Insider, May 22, 2014

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Ask any hospital safety officer who's recently gone through a survey from The Joint Commission what he or she will do next, and the answer will be simple and to the point: Prepare for the next one.
 
The threat of an unannounced Joint Commission survey is one of the most stressful and important parts of a hospital safety officer's position, and survey preparation is an ongoing process that can take up most of his or her time on the job.
 
Having a team of highly trained inspectors descend upon your facility with a critical eye toward your staff, safety and life safety procedures, regulatory compliance, and facilities and equipment can be excruciatingly stressful. Our experts have helped up come up with a survival guide of things you can do now to prepare for a surprise inspection, and what you can expect when it happens.
 
This is an excerpt from an article in the upcoming June issue of Briefings on Hospital Safety. Visit here to log in or subscribe.



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