Monthly Archives: January 2009

Hand Mitts as Restraints

Is one mitten untied considered a restraint in a patient that is physically able to remove the mitten with the other hand but is pleasantly confused? The Joint Commission defines a restraint as any method, chemical or physical, of restricting … Continue reading

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Breath Analyzer Testing

Our facility performs breath analyzer tests for our occupational medicine program.  Would this test be considered waived testing and if so, would all the inherent documentation, competency, etc., associated with waived testing, also be required? On February 28, 1992, regulations … Continue reading

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Documentation of Fluoro Time

Does "fluoro time" have to be reported for each imaging procedure? The subset of sentinel events that is subject to review by the Joint Commission includes any occurrence that meets any of the following criteria: The event has resulted in … Continue reading

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