Inside best practice: Why is peer review necessary?

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, August 30, 2010

Many organizations hospitals have incorporated peer review components into their standards or requirements:

  • The Joint Commission (human resources and leadership requirements)
  • American Nurses Association (ANA) under the Code for Nurses
  • ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program® (Component 3: Exemplary Professional Practice, EP 20)

“We have had a preponderance of the shark and guppy culture,” said Meryl Montgomery, RN, MSN, ANCC Magnet Recognition Program ® (MRP) coordinator for the Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, GA. “That environment is changing. Changing slowly in some cases, quickly in others.”

Source: This excerpt is from the August HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. Don’t have a subscription? Take a look at the benefits of becoming a member of HCPro’s Resource Center for the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®.

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