Well it all started as a patient complaint, then the site visit... Then we've had 6 months to make "required changes" (more paperwrk for nursing). Now they are due in any day...
We received the official letter and here they come..
For those lucky enough to be unfamiliar, they make Joint commission look like your best friend. They don't track trends like joint... one space on the defib checklist means hospital wide neglegence on it... One Boo-boo equals a hospital wide "search and destroy"
Sorry, not being irrational, but if we are deficit... and who the hell is perfect 100% of the time, with 4,000 employees!!! They can shut down our federal funding...and we're a county hospital.
These are the big guns...
Anyone been through this?
Any pointers? From what management says, they will follow you down to blood bank and monitor the whole process... watch you pass your meds... don't forget the ID band on and on and on.
Some days it's hard enough to take care of patients...
Sep 26, '02
Management always gets frantic and paranoid before any kind of audits or evaluations, particularly in poorly run facilities. Let them!
You are a supervisor? OK, then your concern depends on the level of authority you have. If you are in a position to make and/or change facility policies, then you might do well to bring them up to snuff and to help the facility be better run overall. If you are not, let those who are paid to worry about such things worry about them. (Time to take a vacation anyway, isn't it?)
Last edit by sjoe on Sep 26, '02