Definition Of Professional Standards Of Care

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Mr. Thathamkulam uses professional standards of care, establishes professional and community standards for practice and regularity standards and guidelines to evaluate programs and service activities.He formulates practice decisions based on Texas BNE professional standards of care as well as utilizing evidence based Practice to provide guidance for staff on a daily basis to ensure that his staff and he are practicing within the scope of practice for registered nurses. Mr. Thathamkulam continues to provide excellent leadership in managing the Eye Clinics. He continuously evaluates the practices in Eye clinics as per Joint Commission Standards, VISN standards, ACC/AHA guidelines, director’s guidelines and identifies deficits and implements changes to meet those standards. The Joint commission requires that all patients undergoing elective surgery has to have a pre op evaluation within 30 days of their surgery. Mr. Thathamkulam reviews medical records and ORC for pre surgery patients and verify that the Eye clinic is in compliance with it. Many patients were missing/self cancelation the appointment before the surgery date, which was increasing the rate of noncompliance with the Joint Commission requirement, and was either delaying the surgery start time or surgery cancelation at the last minute in the OR. He made a plan of action and discussed with the pre-op team including residents, fellows, staff physicians, NP, and nurses and implemented the plan in the clinic. He

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