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Joint Commission 2011 Update Webinar

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Thanks for joining us for "The Joint Commission Hospital Pharmacy Update for 2011" with Darryl Rich, surveyor for The Joint Commission.

View the on-demand recording.

 

Have a question for Darryl? Ask it here and he will do his best to answer your question for a limited period of time.

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Re: Joint Commission 2011 Update Webinar

How do medication managment standards relate to medications that are stored in "KITS" such as those used in the OR or items form central supply that are kept on the floor like washcloths containing chlorhexidine (CHG) or Hibiclens towelettes. 

Thank you for your time. 

 

JC
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Re: Joint Commission 2011 Update Webinar

How is compliance with the REMS guidelines (especially MedGuide use) figuring in to the 2011 surveys.

 

Specifically for inpatients

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Re: Joint Commission 2011 Update Webinar

At one time, the protocols themselves had to be signed by the prescriber. Is this still the case, or is just an order to "Start Heparin High dose Protocol" enough?

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Re: Joint Commission 2011 Update Webinar

If the physician is adding medication to the On Q Pump himself in the OR, does this satisfy TJC requirements?

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drawing from single dose vials in a barrier isolator hood

You mentioned that the Safe Injection Practices (IC 01.05.01 and 02.01.01) say that a single dose vial may not be used for drawing up meds for > 1 pt, even if it is done at the same time. Would this rule apply even if the doses were drawn up by Pharmacy in a barrier isolator hood?

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Re: Joint Commission 2011 Update Webinar

Are the medicaiton management plans required to be formal written plans?

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MM.02.01.01EP2: Indications for use

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To meet this goal, does the JC expect us to take all medications that are already on formulary  (> 1000 meds) to P&T and get them to approve a defined list of indications for each med? Is it good enough to have a policy that says our hospital's approved indications for use will automatically include all FDA-approved indications and non-approved indications if there is supporting literature?

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MM 04.01.01 EP 1 Identify the specific types of med orders acceptable for use

Did I understand you to say that the hospital must address every type of medication order listed in EP 1 in policy? Our policy addresses most, but not all of these (e.g. medication related devices). The wording of the EP makes it sound like this is a suggested list of order types to consider.

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MM 04.01.01 EP 6 Minimize the use of verbal medication orders

How do surveyors quantify this? During a chart review, do they expect to see less than a certain % of orders be verbal orders (e.g., OK if < 10% of all orders are verbal orders)? thanks