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Heads Up! Medication or Not?

Many organizations may be leaving these opportunities for improvement on the table.  Did you know that any toothpaste that contains sodium fluoride contains a National Drug Code and is classified as a medication?  We recently verified this with The Joint Commission Standards Interpretation Group.  Their team advised this would be determined by how they are …

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2021 Top 5 deficient areas identified by Courtemanche & Associates

1. Competency: With advances in technology and more complex responsibilities amongst staff, the area of competency assessment and reassessment holds a lot of opportunity for improvement. Many organizations struggle with differentiating orientation and competency at the point of hire along with determining which competency assessment should occur on an annual basis. 2. Suicide Risk Identification …

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TJC & CMS Update

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Emergency Preparedness Part III – Can Disasters Be Managed Through a Lens of High Reliability?

By James Ballard, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS, HACP and Christopher Pratt, MS, BSN, RN A Futuristic Perspective for Incident Management In Parts I and II of Emergency Preparedness, we provided an overview of what happens when disaster strikes and a process to trace your current procedure. In Part III, we offer a futuristic viewpoint on High …

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More Strategies to Prevent Spread

As healthcare organizations continue to respond to the effects of the Covid 19 crisis, new sustainable approaches are needed. The importance of safety measures such as social distancing, source control with protective face coverings and diligent hand washing is critical in preventing the spread of infectious diseases. How safe and prepared are you and your …

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