Essay on Executive Summary for Joint Commission

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June 21, 2012 RAFT Task 1 Executive Summary for Joint Commission Standards Compliance Nightingale Community Hospital provides leadership in quality health services. We also provide compassionate and cost-effective service in the lines of treatment and prevention. Our vision is to be the hospital of choice for patients, employees, physicians, volunteers, and the community. In accordance with this the hospital makes sure we follow guidelines laid down by Joint commission Standards. The compliance includes four areas…Information management, Infection control, Communication and Medication Management. The Goal here is patient safety and providing patients with safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. I have chosen the…show more content…
The patient is the causality in case of a medical error. · Environmental Factors: The hospital is a very busy place. The background noise can distract the attention of the physicians while they ponder over the right prescription of a drug. The high demand of a medical profession can be stressful and lead to fatigue. These possible occupational hazards can contribute to medical errors. · Constraints of the System: A doctor is required for the expert opinion by health care professionals of various disciplines. This multitasking role might not provide the doctor with the time to read the prescribed drug(s) once again. Sometimes sound alike names of the drug also cause confusion leading to medical errors. A corrective plan is designed below to be effective in all departments. · Awareness should be built among the doctors and nurses on the risks of medical errors owing to miscommunications. This can be done by periodically doing policy review sessions on patient safety. · Nurses should be encouraged to question the doctors if a wrong drug is prescribed. They should also restrain from taking verbal orders. Written signed orders should be mandated. · Workers can be sensitized about the issue by placing posters to spread the message in their work place. · It should be made mandatory for the nurses to read back the documented prescription to the doctor. It should be signed by the doctor for confirmation after been reviewed by the druggist. · A system will
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