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Peel apart the distinctions of the 2009 EC standards

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December 1, 2008

You’ve probably spent a good chunk of this year getting ready for The Joint Commission’s reorganization of its EC standards for 2009, which formally takes effect on January 1, 2009.

Now it’s time to double-check policies and documentation to make sure outdated standard numbers no longer appear anywhere, said Steve MacArthur, safety consultant at The Greeley Company, a division of HCPro, Inc., in Marblehead, MA. MacArthur spoke at HCPro’s September 5 Environment of Care for 2009 seminar in Boston.

MacArthur recommended hospitals delete EC standard numbers altogether to save work and avoid getting cited on a survey for outdated documentation and plans. This approach is especially useful for those plans requiring annual reviews; you don’t want to have outdated standard numbers attracting surveyor scrutiny.

You’ve probably spent a good chunk of this year getting ready for The Joint Commission’s reorganization of its EC standards for 2009, which formally takes effect on January 1, 2009. Now it’s time to double-check policies and documentation to make sure outdated standard numbers no longer appear anywhere, said Steve MacArthur, safety consultant at The Greeley Company, a division of HCPro, Inc., in Marblehead, MA. MacArthur spoke at HCPro’s September 5 Environment of Care for 2009 seminar in Boston. MacArthur recommended hospitals delete EC standard numbers altogether to save work and avoid getting cited on a survey for outdated documentation and plans. This approach is especially useful for those plans requiring annual reviews; you don’t want to have outdated standard numbers attracting surveyor scrutiny.

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