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This column focuses on the JCAHO's definition, detection and prevention of sentinel events--and the reduction of errors in general. It describes what is expected of the institution and what the… (More)
Medication Use (TX.3) stimulates many questions: Is the JCAHO driving your actions; is it a sacred cow; is it "we've always done it this way"; do the state, local, or federal laws and rules mandate… (More)
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Standards (JCAHO) considers quality improvement to be an interdisciplinary effort spanning structure, process and outcomes measurement. Both the… (More)
Rumors have been flying that the Joint Commission is going to eliminate the requirement for a single nurse executive as required by standard NR. 1 in the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for… (More)
In this column, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) addresses the issue of competence, how it is documented and the areas in which staff must demonstrate… (More)
Part II of this series focuses on the JCAHO's changes in restraint use and implications for nurse managers.
This column updates readers on changes and modifications in standards regarding the use and application of restraints and seclusion and clarifies the most common areas of confusion.
The JCAHO chapter on Management of the Environment is ripe for nursing input. The issue of competence and orientation of staff, fire safety and smoking are all areas in which nurse managers could… (More)