8/23/2018 – In this webinar, Phillip Boaz, RN, MSN, will discuss common regulatory and accreditor survey findings, plus provide tips on how to avoid the infection control triple threat in high-level disinfection, operating room environment, and hemodialysis. Register Now!
In recent weeks (months?!), there’s been a lot of discussion relative to the identification and mitigation of risks in the environment relating to the management of behavioral health patients. At least for the moment, the “pressure points” from a regulatory perspective seem to be sorting out into three care environments – behavioral health inpatient units,… [Read More]
Summary: The Greeley Company’s consulting model is intended to help hospitals and their affiliated Medical Staffs build and strengthen effective leadership and oversight processes. We teach and reinforce the Greeley Medical Staff Leadership Model and the Framework for Sustained Compliance to help hospitals attain and maintain lasting and value-driven improvements to safety, experience and efficiency…. [Read More]
How to clarify Don’t get hung up on the clarification format. Sometimes explanations don’t fit well into the Joint Commission’s “who, when, what, how, and why” outline and your explanation won’t be clear. Future posts will walk you through specific examples of successful clarifications, but overall you will need to demonstrate: that the hospital had… [Read More]
Rumor has it that the Joint Commission removed the option to clarify survey findings. This rumor is not true. It is more important than ever to make sure that corrective actions are based on accurate findings lest we get off track by trying to fix things that are not broken. What went away at the… [Read More]
The Joint Commission has proposed some changes to it’s national patient safety goal for suicide prevention. The proposed requirements were posted for comments on Monday, March 20 and comments will be accepted as part of the filed review through May 1, 2017. The suicide safety goal continues to apply only to patients in behavioral health… [Read More]