Survey Readiness

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Family Visits During COVID-19

The pandemic cut off family visits during COVID-19. In fact, many were unable to visit with loved ones while hospitalized or in a nursing home. But, the Joint Commission recently endorsed a plan to address this issue.

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Useful Kitchen Tracer Information

Last year TJC developed and shared a kitchen tracer tool with the industry. A recent EC News article describes issues explored in the kitchen during a survey. It’s an article you should read and use with your staff. Here’s why.

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Potent Analgesics

Sometimes important standards FAQs can change or disappear without notice. In fact, some of those sudden changes have important implications for accredited organizations. In past posts we have informed our readers about these situations. And, one such change occurred this month. It is the FAQ authorizing less potent analgesics to patients when prescribing multiple therapeutic options.

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