JCAH


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JCAH

Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals.
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As noted earlier, new QA programs reflect the JCAH manual's increased emphasis on monitoring and documentation:
This is not feasible with DRGs and the new JCAH focus.
1 Other hospital departments, lacking similar JCAH guidance, are using the nursing standards as a reference point.
There's another reason to consider pay for performance seriously --the 1985 JCAH requirement that hospitals periodically assess the competence of individuals who provide patient care services.
Keep in mind that JCAH recognizes all documented involvement in orientation for new technical procedures, by preparers and participants, as a source of continuing education.
The JCAH requires that an institution individually certify any laboratories staffed by nursing and non-laboratory personnel, and it establishes quality assurance and record-keeping requirements as well (Figure I).
The JCAH recognizes the CAP program as equivalent for hospital accreditation, in effect giving the College "sub-deemed" status.
Since then, we have been inspected by the JCAH, the CAP, and the AABB again and have come through fairly well.
The JCAH manual calls for enough emergency power supply to permit performance of essential lab studies, including use of a microscope.
Hospital laboratories qualify through "deemed status" if the hospital is accredited by JCAH or the American Osteopathic Association.
Refer to the current JCAH Accreditation Manual for Hospitals for recommendations.