Twas the Night before JCAHO... - page 2

I think I've finally lost it...:imbar Twas the Night Before JCAHO and all through the place Staff tried to remember to "PASS" and to "RACE" The employee files were reviewed with care In hopes... Read More

  1. by   sbic56
    I really enjoyed that! You have quite a talent, JeannieM!
  2. by   almostanurse
    :roll :chuckle
  3. by   JJFROG
    Jeannie, do you happen to work in Lubbock? They are at my hospital this week too.
  4. by   Bluebarn
    Are you the author Jeannie? I want to give proper cedit when I share it.
  5. by   Merry1
    Tres` Bien! Have you thought of writting more in your spare time? Opps, spare time, LOL. I would love to get a glimps of your nursing notes!
  6. by   NRSKarenRN
    Thanks for sharing----I'll pass along to our management staff. JCAHO will be here in February.
  7. by   KRVRN
    Hey, I was at the sink the night before JCAHO (when they COULD conceivably show up on my shift) and out of nowhere and for no apparent reason the room thermometer popped off the wall and the glass tube fell out and broke.

    Turns out it's a JCAHO requirement in the NICU to have a thermometer visible and the shift lead had to high tail it down to Wal Mart before they closed to buy another one.

    Of all the YEARS that thermometer has been there, it picked THAT night to fall and break.
  8. by   JeannieM
    Yes, I am the author. I write all of this stuff in my spare time; my way of dealing with stress is with EXTREMELY black humor, and you guys are the only ones who understand me! I don't mind sharing. Lots of love! Jeannie (I'll tell you how it went. And I'm not in Lubbock, but I suspect there are PLENTY of JCAHO auditors to go around!)
  9. by   psychonurse
    In corrections we have the same thing but it is called the NCCHC accrediation and it is the same way. We are great and we know it but when the accreditors decide to come in and inspect its like we don't know how to run the place. Like we didn't have enough documentation of man-downs (inmates having seziures or insulin reactions) so the last day that the visitors were here a guy fell off his chair and started into seizing in the medical waiting room :chuckle
  10. by   Cascadians
    Fantastic! Cheers!!

    At our hospital, for the 3 JCAHO Hells days, all the pts (for confidentiality reasons) were listed on the board by first name only. Nobody had a clue who anybody was. Considering that each shift was ordered endless "musical beds" and a pt was never where you left them, this added to abundant confusion. Of course everybody on the floor was double or triple William, Mary, Johnathan, Patricia, and Thomas.

    The minute they left the building the board was erased and reverted ... management solved this by remodeling and putting the board way back in the staff room not easily visible :chuckle
  11. by   Cascadians
    At our current SNF they hired a pre-audit consultant who said we had to be more diligent about the female chin whiskers
  12. by   JeannieM
    Hi! Sorry to bring this thread to the front again, but I wanted to update you! We're nearly through, and the responses to my earlier thread about "crazy JCAHO questions" were remarkably accurate:
    1. Yes, they DID pay an after-hours visit to some of our facilities.
    2. They DID ask if a patient could reach the call light if he fell on the bathroom floor.
    3. But most important, they were VERY supportive of nursing and other departments overall, and they emphatically stated that it was NOT the job of nursing to police physicians on things like signing off verbal orders, histories and physicals on charts, etc. So JCAHO CAN be sane!
    Now, if I can make it through tomorrow, I get my margarita in the bubble bath!
    (BTW: it was really interesting when my poem surfaced in my facility as this thing they downloaded from the web! :imbar I work with secret Allnureses!:kiss )
  13. by   jerbear6
    I really enjoyed your poem. Its really amazing how much we stress over an inspection that the hospital pays to have them come. I think it is also so amazing some of the rules they come up with. Someone in JACHO has too much free time and needs to spend more time working in the facilities they inspect to see how unrealistic some of the rules are.

    Your poem is a great tension reliever!!!!!!!

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