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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 51, December 29, 2009

Issue 50, December 22, 2009

Issue 49, December 15, 2009

Issue 48, December 8, 2009

Issue 47, December 1, 2009

Issue 46, November 24, 2009

Issue 45, November 17, 2009

Issue 44, November 10, 2009

Issue 43, November 3, 2009

Issue 42, October 27, 2009

Issue 41, October 20, 2009

Issue 40, October 13, 2009

Issue 39, October 6, 2009

Issue 38, September 29, 2009

Issue 37, September 22, 2009

Issue 36, September 15, 2009

Issue 35, September 8, 2009

Issue 34, September 1, 2009

Issue 33, August 25, 2009

Issue 32, August 18, 2009

Issue 31, August 11, 2009

Issue 30, July 28, 2009

Issue 29, July 21, 2009

  • Discharge planning

    True or false: It is not necessary to involve the patient or family in early discharge planning...
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Issue 28, July 14, 2009

  • Suicide risk assessment

    One of The Joint Commission’s measures to help patients specifically at risk for suicide...
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    The AHAP blog brings you more of the accreditation news you need, updated on a daily basis. The...

Issue 27, July 7, 2009

  • Critical test results

    True or false: Goal #02.03.01 requires the hospital to define the acceptable time frame between...
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Issue 26, June 30, 2009

  • Medication labeling

    True or false: Serious medication errors have occurred when physicians, nurses, or other healthcare...
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Issue 25, June 23, 2009

  • Provision of care

    ________ is a critical step in ensuring that the patient’s plan of care truly meets the...
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Issue 24, June 16, 2009

  • Restraints

    The hospital determines the policy for monitoring of a patient in restraint; however, the...
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    The AHAP blog brings you more of the accreditation news you need, updated on a daily basis. The...

Issue 23, June 9, 2009

Issue 22, June 2, 2009

  • Medication Reconciliation

    True or false: Medication reconciliation does not need to be performed when a patient is being...
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Issue 21, May 26, 2009

  • Sentinel events

    What is the sentinel event most frequently reported to the Joint Commission as of March 31, 2009?
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Issue 20, May 19, 2009

Issue 19, May 12, 2009

  • Universal Protocol

    True or false: A time out prior to surgery is just as effective with just the nursing staff if the...
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Issue 18, May 5, 2009

Issue 17, April 28, 2009

  • Organ Donation

    True or false: The Joint Commission requires hospitals to have an agreement with an Organ...
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Issue 16, April 21, 2009

  • MRSA control

    When a patient is identified to have MRSA, that patient should be put in ____________ isolation.

Issue 15, April 14, 2009

  • Isolation

    PPE stands for ___________________.?
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Issue 14, April 7, 2009

  • Medication Safety

    Anticoagulation therapy has led to many serious adverse events.
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Issue 13, March 31, 2009

  • Emergency Preparedness

    Hospitals should have an internal emergency operations plan that allows them to sustain...
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Issue 12, March 24, 2009

  • Discharge Planning

    When transferring a patient to another facility, which of the following does not need to be...
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Issue 11, March 17, 2009

Issue 10, March 10, 2009

Issue 9, March 3, 2009

Issue 8, February 24, 2009

  • Leadership

    All patients, regardless of their ability to pay or their source of payment, should:

Issue 7, February 17, 2009

Issue 6, February 10, 2009

Issue 5, February 3, 2009

Issue 4, January 27, 2009

  • Patient Falls

    A patient falls _______ __________ performed at the time of admission can help identify patients at...

Issue 3, January 20, 2009

  • Do-not-use abbreviations

    True or false: All hospitals must have a list of do-not-use abbreviations. This list should be...

Issue 2, January 13, 2009

  • Plan of care

    Each patient should have a plan of care that is ____________.   individualized to meet the...

Issue 1, January 6, 2009

  • Restraint and seclusion

    When using restraints, the patient must be ____________.   Agreeable to the process  ...