Okay, I know there have been JCAHO discussions before and I know there used to be a JCAHO forum. I never paid much attention to them before because it wasn't JCAHO season at my hospital. Well, it is now. They will be here for 3 days and I work one of them.
So I know where the fire extinguishers and emergency exits are, what to do for a blood spill, what our different codes are, and how we assess pain, etc etc etc. But management gave us a list of potential questions and answers.
So how am I going to remember the paragraph-long answers to the different hard, complex questions???? "What model do you use for performance improvement projects and please describe the phases." The Juran model... but don't ask me to describe it. I threw all knowledge of the MODELS over my shoulder once the test on it was over back in nursing school
Are they really going to ask this type of questions? What do they tend to ask about in the NICU? Pain? Infant abductions? Privacy?
Oct 24, '02
Keep the crib sheet w/you at all times. They wouldn't even let me work that week at all!!!
We had "practice sessions"! One of the nms came in, sat in the nursery and fired questions at us.
Also, once the victim is picked--circle the wagons around her. One person could not possibly remember all that BS--so if there's several of you standing there, you can help her answer the questions. That's legit, I'm pretty sure.
If you have a volunteer program, make sure that there are "competencies", including age-related, for them also. No I'm NOT joking.
I HATE JACHO!!! I HATE JACHO!!!
Last edit by prmenrs on Oct 24, '02