Accreditation

Patients' plan of care helps comply with PC.4.10

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, November 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, MHA, 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. A patient's plan for care should give any caregiver who reads it an idea of what that patient's condition is at any point. "I think the plan of care is a Polaroid picture of the ongoing needs of the patient, a snapshot at one moment in time," says Di Giacomo-Geffers. "And that picture could change in an hour, a shift, or a day, and must be updated to reflect the individualized needs of the patient."

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