Accreditation

PI.3.20: Proactively dealing with high-risk, low-volume procedures to increase safety

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, June 1, 2008

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Editor’s note: This feature explores problematic Joint Commission standards with expert advice from BOJ advisors. This month, Elizabeth Di Giacomo-Geffers, RN, MPH, CNAA, BC, a healthcare consultant in Trabuco Canyon, CA, discusses PI.3.20.

PI.3.20 requires an ongoing and proactive process for seeking out the causes of—and identifying methods for the prevention of—adverse effects to increase patient safety. PI.3.20 applies preventive, proactive patient safety tactics rather than reactive actions taken only after an error or adverse event has occurred. High-risk, high-volume, problem-prone, and low-volume processes should be evaluated.

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