Examine the role and impact of regulatory and accrediting agencies in the delivery of healthcare services in the U.S.
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You are the risk manager for a local community hospital. You have just attended a Joint Commission Resources conference. Part of your role is to educate employees of the organization on practical solutions and implementation tips to maintain accreditation.
The Joint Commission requires that organizations seeking accreditation provide education and training to staff on areas such as populations served, team communications, coordination of care, reporting unanticipated adverse events, fall reduction programs, and early warning signs of change in patients’ conditions.
As an independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
You must create an infographic that addresses at least one key initiative involving patient safety. Your infographic may highlight practices that serve to mitigate risks specific to patient falls, infection control to reduce the occurrence of hospital-acquired infections, or medication safety procedures. Your infographic should address the following:
- Design a plan to mitigate the risk associated with your chosen topic.
- Include examples of potential risks, explain the possible root cause, and propose a preventive strategy.
- Your infographic should incorporate figures, graphs, and/or charts.