The most common Joint Commission deficiencies in 2022 included a variety of medication management issues.
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It’s that time of year again. Unbelievably, we are quickly approaching 2022 and it’s time to look back at of the biggest topics of 2021. Every year is full of actionable headlines to consider and challenges to overcome. Our goal is to help our clients navigate successfully though the important issues of the ever-changing healthcare landscape. Below is a summary of the top ten topics that generated the most questions and interest in 2021.
Medication management deficiencies were among the most often cited elements during 2020 surveys. Do you have systems in place to ensure patient safety and regulatory compliance? How do you store medications? Do you know what to do with high-alert and look-like-sound-alike medications? How about hazardous medications? Who in your facility is responsible for keeping up with all the clinical and regulatory changes? In this post we discuss some of the areas to focus on and questions you will need to answer during your next certification or accreditation survey.