I worked in food device many years ago. Like I said, I think the premise is good, but their focus is wrong. I should not get dinged on my charting for missing a plan of care or did I educate the pt on hand hygiene. And yes, they do cite you for that.
Everytime my pt bucks the vent and I bolus them, I have to document it in 5 different places. And yes, if you miss it, they cite you.
Water does not expire in 24 hours, I’m sure that the surveyors keep ketchup in their own personal fridge for longer than 3 days. Tape at the nurses station is not an infection risk. That is what I’m talking about with ridiculous things.
They should be checking the temps on the fridge, they should ensure that we aren’t using expired equipment, that we are safely administering meds, that the hospital is clean. Those things are important. Citing us because I missed a goal or education? Especially when my pt is vented? Crazy. I had to chart education last night on a pt we decided to terminally wean. But the terminal wean was to occur after shift change. On my shift, it had to be documented. That’s total absurdity if you ask me.