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There were drastic changes for hospitals in 2016 from changes to how standards are scored onsite with the SAFER Matrix to standards revisions from the EP standards review that deleted hundreds of EPs, revised National Patient Safety Goals, updated Life Safety Code requirements, and revised diagnostic imaging standards. Get the official up-to-date Joint Commission standards and accreditation policies in the 2017 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals (CAMH). This portable, updatable 3-ring binder includes color-coded tabs that allow you to find exactly what you need for standards compliance and survey process when you need it. Key Topics: Gold tab; standards, National Patient Safety Goals, and Accreditation Participation Requirements chapters effective January 1, 2017, including changes related to Project REFRESH, the 2012 Life Safety Code requirements, diagnostic imaging, antimicrobial stewardship, and CAUTI Standards and elements of performance for optional primary care medical home certification Blue tab; accreditation process information about Joint Commission policies and procedures and practical survey preparation information on the Early Survey Policy, documentation requirements, standards applicability, and more including the SAFER Matrix and revised Statement of Conditions requirements Details on the Intracycle Monitoring process and the Focused Standards Assessment (FSA) required of every accredited hospital Keys to successfully using the manual for survey preparedness Key Features: Integrated regulatory requirements for deemed status Icons to identify risk areas addressed in the FSA and documentation requirements Color-coded tabs allow you to find exactly what you need when you need it What's New; summary of changes made in 2016 Easily update with the Subscription Update Service Key Audience: Staff responsible for accreditation, patient safety, or quality improvement in general, acute psychiatric, pediatric, medical/surgical specialty, long term acute care, and rehabilitation hospitals To keep your 2017 CAMH up to date or to update a current CAMH you need the 2017 Subscription Update Service. If you d prefer an abridged manual for staff orientation or a handy resource for meetings, consider the 2017 Hospital Accreditation Standards.
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