The Joint Commission survey process helps healthcare organizations assess, measure and improve performance. And although they scrutinize numerous clinical interactions, there are many other non-clinical functions that require conscious attention and follow up.
But whether you are identifying IV lines and classifying medications for a patient or recording calibrations and tracking maintenance dates for equipment, these specific labeling steps can help you meet compliance standards and elevate patient safety.
Eighty-five million families in the U.S. own a pet. And for most of them, their pet is a loyal companion and a valued member of the family. But, for all the pets in loving homes, there are millions that spend their time in shelters. And, we believe that we can help reduce that number. Here's how you can help.
Institutional knowledge. It’s the collective knowledge an employee accumulates during the time they work for an organization. Some of that knowledge may get translated into procedures and policies. But, most of it resides in your head, hands, and heart. And, it’s that institutional knowledge that helps you navigate through the system, circumvent problems and perform your job more effectively. Plus, it teaches you another language. One that your new or less experienced peers don’t understand.
It’s the language of part and product numbers.
If you frequently use certain items or purchase them for your operation and have been performing that task for any length of time, those numbers become a shortcut to doing your job faster. One look at the item and voilà, you know the details necessary to grab it from the supply cabinet, send in a requisition or make a purchase.
But what happens if you don’t speak that language?