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Survey 101: The accreditation survey isn't your only concern

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September 1, 2019

Does your compliance calendar run on a one- or three-year schedule to match when you expect surveyors from your accreditation organization? It shouldn’t.

In this excerpt from the 2019 edition of HCPro’s book, the “Chapter Leader’s Guide to Environment of Care,” author Thomas J. Huser, MS, CHSP, CHEP, MEMS, offers reminders of the other regulators to watch out for as you strive for patient safety and compliance overall:

Other Regulatory Agencies

As I mentioned previously, we as humans tend to fall into the survey cycle, rather than striving toward continuous readiness. One person cannot maintain survey readiness for the entire facility, but you can fight the cycle mentality within your areas of responsibility. Keep pushing the information you learn up your chain of command. You can promote involvement from other departments through performance improvement (discussed in the next section). Share what you learn, challenge others to rise to continuous readiness, and partner with other chapter leaders who share the goal of fighting the survey cycle.

Does your compliance calendar run on a one- or three-year schedule to match when you expect surveyors from your accreditation organization? It shouldn’t.



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