In the News This Month
We are excited about both our articles this month. Our first piece, "Understanding the OSHA COVID 19 Emergency Temporary Standard” is a must read. Pat's article focuses on what the ETS includes, interprets the guidelines and outlines tips for what actions organizations need to take.
Our second article highlights the long-standing C&A consulting approach and gives a bit of an inside look at the readiness work our consultants take on prior to arriving at your organization.
Sending each of you wishes for a summer of healing, restoration and refocus.
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Understanding OSHA COVID 19 Emergency Temporary Standard
About the Author
Patricia Cook, B.S., R.Ph, HACP, GRCP
Pat Cook is a Senior Consultant and Lead of Administrative Services at Courtemanche & Associates. Working in collaboration with the C&A Leaders, Pat manages Courtemanche & Associate’s business development initiatives and oversees the clinical delivery of services and support. With her extensive healthcare experience, Pat serves as a knowledgeable resource to new and existing clients, helping to guide them through their accreditation and regulatory needs.
Behind the Scenes – Mock Survey
About the Author
Denise Smith, RN, MS, CLNC
Denise Smith is an Associate Consultant with Courtemanche & Associates. In this role she is responsible for assessing healthcare organizational readiness for licensing, certification, accreditation, and regulatory compliance. She has extensive knowledge in the requirements of The Joint Commission, DNV, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services including knowledge in their survey process, auditing approach and survey outcome determination. She also has knowledge and experience in AAHC and other regulatory and accreditation organizations. She assists organizations with survey preparation, educational needs, post survey activities, patient safety strategies and quality improvement initiatives. Denise has more than 40 years of experience and expertise in Infection Prevention, Sterile Processing, Legal Nurse Consulting, Quality and Resource Management, Clinical Education, in acute inpatient and outpatient care settings.
Fresh from the Field - July 9th
Our C_APPS membership provides monthly offerings January through November including regulatory & accreditation tools, resources, tracers, policy checklists, and other key aids to facilitate ongoing success with changing expectations.
NEW – Annual Required Education Grid for Hospitals
2021 Annual Education Grid for Hospitals
This month's package includes:
- Our 2021 Staff & Licensed Independent Practitioner Annual Required Education Grid
- An updated list of topics requiring Staff/LIP education and/or training
- The Chapter and Standard(s) associated with each requirement
- The newest and soon to take effect requirements included & highlighted
C_Apps Resources & Tools
C_APPS is an Exclusive Membership Service resource developed by Courtemanche & Associates that provides monthly offerings of regulatory and accreditation tools, resources, tracers, policy checklists or other key aids to facilitate ongoing success with changing expectations.
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