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Preparing for 2000? So is the Joint Commission. Learn about changed standards that will impact nurse leaders in the Comprehensive Accreditation Manuals for Ambulatory Care, Behavioral Health Care, Health Care Networks, Home Care, Hospitals, and Long-term Care.
At first glance, such a question as that posed in the title of this paper may seem absurd. The tendency would be to answer immediately: "Yes, of course", and to refer to the field of medicine, where it is quite apparent that therapeutic measures are determined by differential diagnosis. Thorne writes in this connection: "It seems elemental that rational… (More)
The Joint Commission targets patient, staff, and visitor safety through leadership, environment, and infection control initiatives. The JCAHO/OSHA Education Partnership has streamlined and accelerated plans for safer hospitals.
JCAHO surveyors have scored the revised Sedation and Anesthesia Care Standards since January 2000, resulting in insufficient evidence of hospital compliance.
New standards give nurses who work as licensed independent practitioners recourse when an organization limits or revokes privileges.
Since implementation in 2000, the Joint Commission has made minor--yet intricate--changes to its new pain standards to gain higher compliance.
Psychology is currently experiencing a renewed interest in cognition. This interest is evidenced in almost every field of psychology from child and developmental psychology, through neuropsychology to behaviorism and counseling or psychotherapy. As is often the case, such movements tend to gather a momentum which leads to a swinging of the pendulum to an… (More)