I have just spent time writing a "Competency" for our Cuddlers. These are the grandmothers and fathers who are kind enough to come to the NICU and spend 3-4 hours holding and comforting babies, esp. those who have no visitors, are withdrawing, are fussy for any reason. They are supervised by RNs at all times.
I'm sure others can cite chapter and verse of stuff being done solely for Joint Commission, and stuff they must be able to recite like some show and tell, etc. It really frosts my cookies when time is taken away from pt care and spent on this stuff.
I'm venting, I know, but really--some of this ridiculous??