The Joint Commission Mock Tracer Made Simple

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Proven strategies for Joint Commission survey readiness This updated edition of our annual best-seller includes new tools and case studies of successful tracers from facilities around the country. Through a clear and concise breakdown of standards in an easy-to-understand mock survey checklist format, survey committee leaders will be able to easily delegate the right forms to the right people on their committees Each checklist is downloadable and can be customized to fit the specific needs of your facility. What's new in this year's edition * Mock tracer tools that you can customize and implement at your facility * Case studies of successful tracers used by hospitals around the country * Sections on tracer methodology and changes to The Joint Commission's leadership and medical staff standards * Modified scoring and new implementation benchmarks for the National Patient Safety Goals * Policies and procedures for each standard, including the required elements of each * Downloadable tools and forms that you can easily distribute to different departments Benefits * Identify and address compliance weak spots in time for a survey visit * Train staff on their roles in a survey, and gauge your facility's level of preparedness * Embrace the first-hand experience of the authors, who have put together tracers in hospitals * Organize your department with survey simulations and effective checklists
 

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Contents

Scoring Guidelines and Tracer Planning
9
Patient Tracers
31
Checklists
71
Emergency Management EM
93
Environment of Care EC
107
Human Resources HR
131
Infection Control IC
147
Life Safety Code
193
Information Management IM
219
Medication Management MM
259
Nursing NR
285
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