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AHAP is a community in which survey coordinators and other accreditation specialists share the latest tested tips, tools, and strategies to implement successful accreditation programs and achieve professional growth. In this e-newsletter, you'll read helpful tips and timely news items related to accreditation and survey-readiness improvement. Plus, train your staff and yourself with our weekly quiz questions included with clickable answers.

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Issue 6, December 11, 2007

Issue 5, November 27, 2007

  • Early Response Program

    True or False: An early recognition program, to identify and respond to changes in a patient's...

Issue 4, November 13, 2007

Issue 3, October 30, 2007

Issue 2, October 16, 2007

Issue 1, October 2, 2007

  • Handoffs

    Interruptions during patient handoff communication should be limited as much as possible in order...

Issue 26, September 18, 2007

  • Medication Management

    When a medication is taken out of its original container and placed in another container it should...

Issue 25, September 4, 2007

  • Restraints

    Which of the following would be considered a restrictive intervention?

Issue 24, August 17, 2007

Issue 23, August 7, 2007

Issue 22, July 24, 2007

  • Universal Protocol

    Pre-operative verification is a process that includes verifying the correct:

Issue 21, July 10, 2007

  • Environment of Care

    You walk into the laboratory and find a chemical container on its side, with all of its fluid...

Issue 20, June 26, 2007

Issue 19, June 12, 2007

  • Root Cause Analysis

    In order for a root-cause analysis to be accepted by the Joint Commission, it must be...

Issue 18, May 29, 2007

Issue 17, May 15, 2007

  • Infection Control

    True or False: The Joint Commission expects hospitals to have a plan for responding to an influx of...

Issue 16, May 1, 2007

  • FMEA

    Which of the following defines the Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)?

Issue 15, April 17, 2007

  • Emergency Preparedness

    How many emergency preparedness drills does the Joint Commission expect hospitals to conduct each...

Issue 14, April 3, 2007

  • Joint Commission

    When will The Joint Commission post the notice on their secure extranet site that your hospital is...

Issue 13, March 20, 2007

  • Universal Protocol

    Which of the following guidelines will help avoid confusion in the surgical site-marking process:

Issue 12, March 6, 2007

  • Patient Safety

    Trailing zeros are not permitted in the following: (Click on an answer)

Issue 11, February 20, 2007

  • Infection Control

    When a healthcare worker's hands are visibly soiled with blood or other body fluids, the worker is...

Issue 10, February 6, 2007

  • Medication Safety

    The Joint Commission recommends that organizations standardize and limit the number of drug...

Issue 9, January 23, 2007

Issue 8, January 9, 2007