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Medication storage and security

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, January 1, 2008

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Editor's note: This feature explores problematic Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO) standards with expert advice from BOJ advisors. This month's edition is written by Jodi Eisenberg, MHA, CPMSM, CPHQ, program manager of accreditation and clinical compliance at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Medication storage continues to be a hot button for Joint Commission surveys and a sticking point for organizations. Effective and safe medication storage involves many people working collaboratively.

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