Bud Pate, Vice President, Content; Steve MacArthur, Consultant, The Greeley Company Joint Commission representatives have begun emphasizing the need for an additional “NFPA Time Out” for some surgical cases. This time out is not required by the Joint Commission’s Universal Protocol, but it is referenced in the NFPA (National Fire Prevention Association) standards. We’ve received… [Read More]
Greeley Senior Consultant Bud Pate shares advice with Becker’s Clinical Leadership on how to avoid adverse findings, and what to do if things go wrong. This article summarizes 30 years of Greeley best practices into a simple guide for those involved with survey preparedness and response. Put simply, hundreds of lessons learned by Greeley’s CMS Termination… [Read More]
If you are looking to make a change at your hospital to define or revise the way you do or should be doing things, be sure you understand whether the change should be made in policy, procedure, or guideline, or to what extent in each. Policies are broad expressions of the intent or desired outcome… [Read More]
There are two types of recommendations that can come out of a mock survey: good recommendations and unhelpful recommendations. If you’ve had a mock survey before, it may have been delivered with recommendations like: “Staff should be educated…,” “Be sure to remind the physicians…,” or “Don’t do this anymore!” Two of these are “managed loose”… [Read More]
If your hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), your CEO recently received a letter. That letter alerts the CEO that Joint Commission surveyors have been given additional training in four subjects to focus on when they arrive at your door for a survey. These subjects are: high-level disinfection and sterilization; sterile compounding of… [Read More]
Using proactive external peer review to mitigate the risk of high-dollar lawsuits Medical necessity investigations and lawsuits are a significant threat to healthcare providers, especially those that rely on internal medical staff peer review programs to identify adverse patterns in clinical behavior, according to the new brief Medical Necessity: Checks and Balances Most Hospitals Don’t… [Read More]
As more states legalize marijuana, more physicians have begun recommending cannabis to their patients for the management of pain, nausea, anxiety, and loss of appetite. Recent literature also suggests that cannabis may be effective in treating other conditions. For example, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a drug whose active ingredient is… [Read More]
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. Watch Now!
1/11/2018 – What’s your New Year’s Resolution? How about getting clinicians back to the bedside? This webinar will cover three initiatives that do just that. Greeley CEO Steve Bryant will talk about how to distill your policies, refine your clinical processes, and lean your EMR. All lofty, but very doable goals. Make 2018 your year to SIMPLIFY and start right here. Watch Now!
ATTENTION In-House Counsel and MSPs: Do these negligent credentialing scenarios sound familiar? Adverse Outcome Sheds Light on Checkered Past: A family sits by the bedside waiting for their loved one to wake up in the hospital after undergoing surgery. They need to figure out how to tell the patient that the surgery did not go well…. [Read More]