Where you work, are you allowed to have water (in a covered container) at your workstation?
Quote from IrishIzRN
No. Joint Commission no-no.
I'd like to see that in writing in Joint Commission literature. Sounds fishy to me, but I'm willing to be corrected if I'm wrong. Going to their website and searching in Hospitals and in Nursing & Rehab Centers for "water" comes up on water supply, and for "drinking water" comes up zero. Is there a citation in your policy and procedures book?
You have piqued my curiosity, though, so I put in a question on the JC online question form. I'll let you know if I get an answer.
Last edit by GrnTea on Sep 20, '13