International healthcare accreditation

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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 accredits more than 21,000 health-care organizations and programs in the United States (JC, 2016; Marquis & Huston, 2015). According to Meldi, Rhoades, and Gippe (2009), the JC became a public health care advocate with ongoing initiatives such as “Speak Up,” National Patients Safety Goals, quality assurance programs like the Office of the Quality Monitoring and Quality Check, and many more to mention. In addition, it maintains the nation’s most comprehensive databases of sentinel events, and their underlying causes (Marquis & Huston, 2015). Accrediting Agencies for Community Health The following are the three voluntary accrediting agencies for community health nursing, according to Ann Marriner Tomey (2009): 1) the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) of the National League for Nursing, 2) the National Home Caring Council, and 3) the JC. The CHAP is one of two organizations nationwide authorized to provide home care accreditation and the first accrediting organization in the…

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  • Medical Errors In Research

    organization in that the facility develops a good reputation and this will bring in more patients since they trust the facility. Risk and Quality managers who participate in reporting which is not mandatory provide the facility financial benefits. The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act (MMA) passed in 2003, placed in effect the Reporting Hospital Quality Data for Annual Payment Update program which allows hospitals that are able to report certain measures at a…

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  • Patient Handoff Case Study

    communication is associated with adverse clinical events and sentinel events. 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…

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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

    and Human Services, created and developed “health care measures to report and improve adverse reportable events in health care” (Trimbach, 2011). The report, which was released in 2002, updated in 2006 and again in 2011, focuses on the following areas: surgical, product or device, patient protection, care management, environmental, radiologic, and criminal. Currently, a total of 29 events are listed under the combined categories. In today’s healthcare world, safety plays a large role in the…

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  • Community Memorial Hospital Case Study Essay

    personal what’s happening not only rely on the numbers but on their experiences like on this case some of the nurses were unsure about these forms, having someone explain maybe where to find them. Having better communication with them will help build trust so they don’t be afraid to tell you that they just don’t know how to complete the form. There was probably a leadership problem because how are you not going to do what are you supposed to fill the forms out when an error occurs and you don’t…

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  • Importance Of Competencies In Nursing Education

    nurse of the future is being aware of and practicing an increased level of patient safety. At the bedside, we as nurses, are the people who have the most direct contact with patients and are the most involved with their care. Between the nurse and the physician, there is a fundamental need to practice basic safety measures to prevent medical errors. Medical errors executed by nurses are spoken of as taboo in nursing school. Although the amount of medical errors has decreased with the help of new…

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  • Argument Against Mandatory Reporting

    The pro-mandatory argument states that patients should have access to all outcomes of their health, even when they include errors. It is also argued that through the collaboration of various health organizations nationwide, patient safety can be improved upon as a collection of information can be built upon and the errors studied on so that they are not repeated (Hanlon et al., 2015). On the other hand, those against mandatory reporting argue that there is a reluctance to share information due…

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  • Root Cause Analysis In Healthcare

    National Quality Forum). In the United States, around seven hundred thousand to one million patients fall in hospitals each year; the falls may result in lacerations, internal bleeding or fractures. Various researches show that a third of this falls can be prevented easily. Patients’ safely and health is a priority of the National Quality Forum and the Joint Commission because they aim at ensuring all hospitals have safe environments for patients who are at risk of falling. They have classified…

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  • Electronic Medication Research

    Electronic Medication Administration Record and Patient Safety One of the reason medication related deaths occur are due to medication errors (Karen, 2011, p. 1). In fact, within the United States, approximately 7,000 people die each year due to medication errors (Karen, 2011, p. 1). According to Karen (2011) 1.3 million medication errors occur yearly, which relates to several injuries and approximately one death a day related to medication errors in the Unites States (Karen, 2011, p. 1). One…

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