Upcoming Joint Commission Survey

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 9:15:20 AM

UHS Hospitals is expecting its triennial Joint Commission survey in the first quarter of 2013, and some pertinent reminders are offered to all staff to help insure success:
Notes and signatures must always be legible.
Progress notes, H&Ps, consents and orders must be dated and timed.
Consents should be completely filled out including: simple name of procedure, assistant if using, sales person if expected, DNR status. Sign, date and time.
Pre-operative H&Ps are required within 30 days and updated within 24 hours of admission. The updates must be dated and timed.
Post-op notes should be done immediately post-op, including post-anesthesia notes.
Please clear medical record delinquencies

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