Educational accreditation

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  • Shiawassee County Health Department: Case Study

    As Heath Officer of the Shiawassee County Health Department, I am interested in getting our health care organization nationally credited. There is Seven Steps to the Public Health Department Accreditation process. In addition, there are many benefits to becoming nationally credited. The benefits are: measurement of performance, standardization, advancing quality and performance, improving service, values, and accountability to stakeholders. These crucial areas will be improved if Shiawassee County Health Department becomes nationally accredited. Also, a positive reputation in the community is important to the overall success of the organization. The only way to improve our reputation in our community is to have our health department nationally…

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  • Person Of Interest Research Paper

    (JC) (formerly known as the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations [JCAHO]), according to their website is, “to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating the healthcare organization and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value” (JC, 2016). It is the oldest and the largest standards- setting accrediting body in health care, which is not for profit, that…

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  • Challenges In Healthcare Accreditation

    When it comes to accreditation the first thing in most healthcare workers that comes to mind is The Joint Commission (JCO) formerly knew as The Joint Commission on Accreditation Organizations (JCAHO). Accreditation is very important to the healthcare community in a sense of how they are looked at as an organization. In this paper I will discuss the overall view of Accreditation programs in the healthcare organization, the purpose of accreditation, differences types of accreditation and the…

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  • Accreditation In Healthcare

    ating budget for an area of responsibility in a healthcare organization. Prepare a capital budget and determine what reduction would be acceptable to present to the leadership team if a reduction in the operating budget was requested. Accreditation The government and accrediting bodies have rules and regulations in place to protect the patients. There are rules and regulations that have been put in place for all providers when applying for privileges at a hospital. The reason…

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  • Never Events In Nursing Essay

    Introduction When we talk about “Never Events” in medicine, we are referring to a list of errors or adverse events that should never happen to a patient while in the care of a hospital or physician. Some examples are wrong site surgery, mismatched blood transfusion, or hospital acquired pressure ulcers. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) defines Never Events as “serious, preventable and costly medical errors”. Never Events and “Serious Reportable Events” share the same meaning…

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  • Patient Handoff Case Study

    Mei-Sing Ong and Enrico Coiera (2011) reviewed malpractice claims and found that communication breakdown was distributed almost equally in all phases of surgical care, occurring 38% of the time during preoperative care, 30% during intraoperative care and 32% during post-operative care. The study further indicated that the patient handoffs and transfers in care were extremely vulnerable to communication breakdown; is to say, 43% of communication failures occurred during handoff and 39% during…

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  • Community Memorial Hospital Case Study Essay

    The joint commission inspected the Community memorial hospital to evaluate if the standards of quality were met or not. Accordingly what was discovered was that the staff specifically the nurses were not reporting medication errors either not on time or not even done at all. Frances Ballentine RN, MSN, VP for Nursing Services at this hospital assigned by the CEO to fix the problem and the problems resulting from not completing these necessary regulatory forms. She was given a six month period to…

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  • Importance Of Competencies In Nursing Education

    Nursing: In Safe Hands One thing that is continuously spoken about in school and in clinical rotations is patient safety. The Massachusetts Department of Higher Education has created ten Core Competencies for the nurse of the future. “In the model, nursing knowledge has been placed at the core to represent how nursing knowledge in its totality reflects the overarching art and science of the nursing profession and discipline” (Massachusettes Department of Higher Education, 2010). Knowledge…

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  • Argument Against Mandatory Reporting

    that medical errors often correlate with the presence of an inexperienced medical staff, change in medical procedures, poor communication or improper documentation such as illegible handwriting that can result in mistakes (Weingart et al., 2000). The severity of these errors range from being a minor wound infection to a more serious case of an inaccurate diagnosis or treatment of a disease that can result in harm to the patient or death (Phillips-Bute, 2012). In other words, these medical errors…

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  • Root Cause Analysis In Healthcare

    Falls in the hospital settings are considered to be the most common negative event after medication error, and many of hospi-tal’s falls cause serious injury that many times results in prolonged and complicated hospital stay, increase costs for the hospitals, and poor quality of life for the patient, and I do believe that one of the most causes which I also mention in my root cause analysis dia-gram has to do with the policies and protocols that are not reviewed and updated at the right time.…

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