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- Feedback sought on Joint Commission Pain Assessment and Management program
The Joint Commission seeks feedback on the proposed requirements for Pain Assessment and Management for Hospitals. Comments will be accepted until February 20, 2017.
The accreditor hopes that by aligning its requirements with existing best practices, it will be able to better promote patient safety and quality of care.
- CMS revises guidance for pharmaceutical services and compounding medications
The CMS last week released revised hospital guidance for pharmaceutical services and expanded guidance related to compounding medications.
- CMS proposal would give patients a say in discharge process
A proposed rule from CMS would provide greater weight to patient preference during the hospital discharge process.
- Study: Medication errors occur in half of surgeries
A new study found that medication errors occurred during nearly half of the surgeries examined.
- How many policies should the medical staff approve?
With an increasing number of regulations, National Patient Safety Goals, Sentinel Event Alerts, and changes in procedure, medical staff may feel like they're stuck in an endless cycle of creating and approving new policies—including policies that they may not really need to approve, such as a nursing policy regarding paid time off.
- Study: Infections lead to increased fall risk
New research shows that infections can be an underlying cause of patient falls.
Healthcare accreditation professionals hear from AHAP (Association) advisors and other accreditation experts about challenges and solutions.
Webinar: How Parkland Health & Hospital System Successfully Implemented a Suicide Risk Screening Program
Reminder: SAFER Matrix now in effect
Report: Financial penalties prove effective against readmissions
Joint Commission Leadership standard now aligns with CMS
Joint Commission targets CAUTIs with updated NPSG