Monthly Archives: January 2006

Standards That Treat Radiological Dyes as Medications

Can you provide me with evidence in the JCAHO or CMS standards related to the need to treat radiological dyes as medications? In the June 2005 issue of Perspectives, JCAHO announced that a pharmacist review of oral contrast media administration … Continue reading

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Abbreviations on the MAR

We’re implementing an electronic MAR. Can “QD” be used anywhere in the electronic MAR? For example, when the nurse is confirming the order from the pharmacy, the pharmacy system populates the confirmation field with “drug name” and “QD” as the … Continue reading

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Culture Results for Transferred Patient

Can you tell me about the new standard regarding sending culture results to the facility where a patient is transferred? In the CAMH Update, August 3, 2005, the Elements of Performance for standard IC.1.10 were updated. Standard IC.1.10 EP 5 … Continue reading

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