Regulatory

Safety Data Sheets….who is keeping up the book, what needs to be included, and what happened to the “M”??

Safety Data Sheets….who is keeping up the book, what needs to be included, and what happened to the “M”??

  We have always called it the MSDS book.  It typically lives somewhere in the facility where all can reference it, right? Did you know the “M” went away? Yup.  No more MSDS.  I guess we can call it the “SDS” book, or the Safety […]

Conscious Sedation…just a little Versed…

Conscious Sedation…just a little Versed…

Conscious Sedation can be an appropriate  way to provide comfort to a patient during certain procedures.  Doing it safely means that you implement processes and policies  to protect your patients. Bottom line is, despite how much or what type of sedation you are providing, If […]

Care Communication…Are your staff “handing off” effectively?

Care Communication…Are your staff “handing off” effectively?

Not only is care communication important, it is also a AAAHC requirement. Here are some thoughts you may want to consider to improve the process and communication at your facility.  Are your PACU nurses only hearing about IV fluids?   I know it may sound […]

CMS Quality Reporting.  No, it was not created just to add one more thing to our plates.

CMS Quality Reporting. No, it was not created just to add one more thing to our plates.

  CMS describes it as a way to promote more efficient health care for Medicare beneficiaries. It can be overwhelming. Between registering for access, understanding what, how, and when to report, it is stressful. Especially considering that, if not done right, reimbursement may be affected.