Accreditation

Compliance with MM.3.20 comes down to following hospital policy for communicating med orders

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, March 1, 2007

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Editor's note: This article explores problematic Joint Commission standards with expert advice from BOJ advisors Jodi Eisenberg, CPMSM, CPHQ, program manager of accreditation and clinical compliance at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and Elizabeth Di Giacomo-Geffers, RN, MPH, CNAA, BC, a healthcare consultant in Trabuco Canyon, CA.

After reading this article, you will be able to

1. recall a type of technology that could change how your facility complies with Joint Commission medication management standard MM 3.20

2. describe an important step to take when complying with the look-alike/sound-alike drug requirement

3. name two issues for which the correct use of range orders is often dependent

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