Assessment and Care of Patients: Your Guide to The Joint Commission Compliance
Jan Allison, RN
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Could you use a plain-English guide to complying with 4 of the The Joint Commission's top 5 problematic standards?
As you're probably well aware, the patient assessment and care of patients standards have been perennial top Type I's in recent years. But did you know that these standards now encompass 4 of the top 5 spots on the The Joint Commission's Top Type I's list? It's about time for a resource that explains exactly how to comply with these challenging standards.
This comprehensive, how-to resource contains all the information you need to not only achieve greater survey success, but also to demonstrate better patient outcomes through improved compliance.
Assessment and Care of Patients: Your Guide to The Joint Commission Compliance is designed to provide you with an easy-to-follow road map through the two of the most complex and problematic CAMH chapters related to patient assessment. It incorporates all the information you need to develop a better understanding of the standards and even includes specific surveyor questions and findings from recent surveys!
In Assessment and Care of Patients: Your Guide to The Joint Commission Compliance, she shares her hands-on experiences, providing you with real-world strategies, tips, and tools including:
- Plain-English explanations of the patient assessment standards
- Tools to help you jump-start your own patient assessment initiatives including 3 sample pain rating scales, a sample standardized flow sheet, and a functional assessment form
- Time-tested examples to guide you in compliance--we provide actual sample questions asked by The Joint Commission surveyors!
- Answers to commonly asked patient assessment questions such as What is the procedure for obtaining documentation of informed consent?
- An easy-to-use guide organized by subject for simplicity in locating specific patient assessment standards
With Assessment and Care of Patients, you'll receive the expert advice and best practice information you need to ensure compliance with the PE standards and to avoid a Type I recommendation in your facility.
As a practicing nurse and an accreditation expert with over 22 years of experience, author Jan Allison, RN, understands your need for more than discussion and theorizing of the patient assessment standards.
With more than 17 years of experience, HCPro, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated information, education, training, and consulting products and services in the vital areas of healthcare regulation and compliance. The company's mission is to meet the specialized informational, advisory, and educational needs of the healthcare industry. As an acknowledged industry authority in healthcare regulation and compliance, HCPro focuses on providing its clients assistance and expertise in the areas of accreditation, medical staff affairs, credentialing, privileging, medical record management, regulatory compliance, nursing, quality/patient safety, infection control, and workplace safety.
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