Accreditation

PC.8.10 compliance depends on having a well designed policy

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, July 1, 2007

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Editor's note: This feature explores problematic Joint Commission standards with expert advice from two 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. Pain management is an important and sensitive topic, and staying in compliance with PC.8.10, a standard that deals with pain management, can be tricky.

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