Executive Summary for Joint Commission

1770 words 8 pages
June 21, 2012
RAFT Task 1
Executive Summary for Joint Commission Standards Compliance
Nightingale Community Hospital provides leadership in quality health services. We also provide compassionate and cost-effective service in the lines of treatment and prevention.
Our vision is to be the hospital of choice for patients, employees, physicians, volunteers, and the community.
In accordance with this the hospital makes sure we follow guidelines laid down by Joint commission Standards. The compliance includes four areas…Information management, Infection control, Communication and Medication Management. The Goal here is patient safety and providing patients with safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.
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As part of efforts to improve patient safety, the Joint Commission has long worked with hospitals to develop practical strategies that can be implemented at all organizations regardless. In order to comply with the National Patient Safety Goal related to abbreviations, I have set up some goals and strategies which need to be implemented for a corrective action.
Goals|Risk Reduction strategies|
The list of prohibited abbreviations, acronyms, symbols, and dose designations must be implemented for all handwritten, patient-specific communications, not just medication orders.|Examine medication error data in each department. Identify and select organization-specific set of prohibited abbreviations. It will help eliminate certain abbreviations that have been found to be problematic in that department.|
An abbreviation on the “do not use” list should not be used in any of its forms—uppercase or lowercase, with or without periods.|Provide simplified alternative abbreviations. For example, some staff members may resist writing out “international units” in place of “IU.” A simpler alternative such as “Intl Units” may be a solution. Make the list visible. |
Reduce Handwritten, computerized and technical errors.|· Provide staff with pocket-sized cards with the “do


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