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Assuring Continuous Complicance with Joint Commission Standards

A Pharmacy Guide


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Assuring Continuous Complicance with Joint Commission Standards
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In today's complex and rapidly changing world of compliance, you can't afford to be left behind. The 8th Edition of Assuring Continuous Compliance with Joint Commission Standards: A Pharmacy Guide, can help keep you up to speed. It's the only book to cover all the latest major accreditation standards, including the Joint Commission.< Inside You'll Find: Updated chapters on the Joint Commission's survey process and National Patient Safety Goals, such as Medication Management standards (which includes new icons to identify performance elements that require documentation); A new chapter on the NIAHO (DNV) survey process and standards; Updated chapters on CMS medication-related regulations, including key medication issues, as well as HFAP standards The 8th Edition includes the new numbering system and most current text, revised examples of forms and documents and an expanded, more complete index for easier search capabilities. What's more, the authors put this latest data into context with compliance strategies you can use in your everyday practice. Even More Easy-to-Use, Hands-On Tools: This unique guideincludes a companion CD with more than 50 example forms and documents you can easily customize and put to use at your organization. By completing the Yes/No checklists for each Element of Performance, you'll be able to prepare action plan documents to guide your pharmacy's continuous compliance efforts. It's yet another way this valuable guide helps make continuous compliance simple, streamlined and effective - and helps your hospital be ready for anything.

Author Biography

John P. (Pat) Uselton, R.Ph., BS earned a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the University of Houston in 1972. Pat currently serves as the V.P. of Quality and Regulatory Affairs for the Pharmacy Services business of Cardinal Health. As V.P. of Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Pat leads a team which provides assistance to organizations in preparing their pharmacies for accreditation surveys (e.g., The Joint Commission) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other regulatory surveys. The team focuses on processes that promote compliance with standards and regulations by providing resources such as accreditation preparedness assessments, medication safety assessments, operational assessments, regulatory assessments, licensing assistance, gap analysis tools, USP Chapter <797> compliance tools, failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) and root cause analysis (RCA) workshops, and a variety of other tools and educational programs. Pat has been a hospital pharmacist since 1972 and has over 35 years experience in the health care industry and in guiding pharmacies through more than 2000 regulatory and accreditation surveys. Pat is co-author of several publications including Assuring Continuous Compliance with Joint Commission Standards: A Pharmacy Guide, 7th edition. He is a contributing author to several other publications including the Handbook of Institutional Pharmacy Practice, 4th edition and Competence Assessment Tools for Health-System Pharmacies, 4th edition. Team members frequently present to national and state pharmacy groups on accreditation, regulatory, medication safety, and other related topics. Lee B. Murdaugh, RPh, PhD received a bachelor's degree in pharmacy and a doctorate in drug and materials toxicology from the University of Tennessee, USA. While pursuing her doctorate, she was a fellow of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education. She also completed a traineeship in acute care anticoagulation at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital and certification in asthma patient care at the University of Tennessee. She is currently a Director of Accreditation and Medication Safety for the Pharmacy Solutions business of Cardinal Health. Lee has over 27 years experience in the healthcare industry and in assisting more than 1000 hospitals in preparation for regulatory and accreditation surveys. Prior to joining Cardinal Health, she served as the Director of Pharmacy in a 535-bed tertiary care hospital. Dr. Murdaugh's practice interests are in the areas of medication safety, accreditation, regulatory compliance, and competence assessment. Lee is an author and contributing author to several ASHP publications and has also published in professional journals such as Hospital Pharmacy. She is a frequent speaker to national and state pharmacy professional organizations on accreditation, regulatory, medication safety, competence assessment, and other related topics. Patricia Clancy Kienle, RPh, MPA, FASHP is the Director of Accreditation and Medication Safety for Cardinal Health Pharmacy Solutions. She received her pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, and a Masters in Public Administration from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. She completed an Executive Fellowship in Patient Safety from Virginia Commonwealth University and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and as President of the Pennsylvania Society of Hospital Pharmacists. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, named Pharmacist of the Year by the PSHP, and the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award in Hospital and Institutional Practice from the American Pharmaceutical Association Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management. She has served on the Pharmacotherapy Specialty Council of the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties, as the pharmacist member of the Hospital Professional and Technical Advisory Committee of the Joint Commission and on the Board of Governors of the National Patient Safety Foundation. She is a frequent presenter to professional groups, with special interests in promoting medication safety, accreditation and regulatory issues in pharmacy and providing pharmacy services in integrated health systems.
Release date Australia
April 1st, 2010
Edited by John P. Uselton Edited by Lee B. Murdaugh Edited by Patricia Kienle
Country of Publication
United States
8th Revised edition
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
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