JCAHO survey nears- BWH Bulletin - For and about the People of Brigham and Women's Hospital
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October 6, 2000
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In This Issue:
JCAHO survey nears
Do you know how patient learning needs are met?
BWH Launches Smoking Cessation Program
ASCEND Team Graduates
Professorship honors Cotran’s legacy
New Fiscal Year Begins
: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
2001 Holiday Schedule
BWH is intensely preparing for the January 2000 Joint Commission of Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) Triennial Survey. The PREPAIRE Team (JCAHO Prep Team) successfully completed the hospital’s second mock survey on October 2. Two JCAHO Surveyors reviewed our standards and departments during this review. The surveyors emphasized the need for all staff and employees to improve their safety practices, such as keeping hallways and fire doors clear and equipment stored in designated areas. They also recommended improving medication storage, patient restraints and seclusion, the patient assessment process and the pain management policy and practices. The PREPAIRE Team has prepared “Finishing Touches,” 3rd Edition, a guide to be delivered later this month that will provide staff with useful information about the survey process. Additional preparations will be made in the upcoming months, and participation by all employees is strongly encouraged. For more information, contact Tonya Miltier at ext. 5913.