patient care committee

patient care committee

a hospital staff organization, composed of medical, nursing, and other health professionals, with responsibility for monitoring all patient care practices to ensure that predetermined standards are met.

patient care committee

A hospital committee that oversees general patient management-related issues.
 
PCC members
Medical staff, nursing, professional services, pharmacy.
 
Responsibilities
Developing a hospital formulary, formulating professional policies regarding drug reactions, reviewing ICU and ER policies and care rendered to ICU and ER patients, reviewing hospital mortality.
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Department of Health and Wellness, University of New Brunswick and NANB (2002); member, NANB Bathurst Chapter, public relations (2002-04); member, UNB faculty of nursing curriculum committee and subcommittees; and member, quality patient care committee, Markham-Stouffville Hospital Medical Program.
The Patient Care Committee of the OB/GYN Department (PCC) reviewed the reports and concluded that continued observation of Dr.
By following this procedure, we could provide information to personnel in the infection control department, which would enable them to perform their jobs more efficiently, to investigate causes, to educate nurses, and to make recommendations to the patient care committee to reduce the spread of VRE in the facility.
With our new Patient Care Committee, we can work directly with management representatives to find creative and innovative solutions to patient care concerns.
The Mediator is calling for a compromise that would give caregivers equal voice in a Patient Care Committee to consider staffing issues, with third- party binding resolution if no agreement can be reached.
However, talks have stalled on key issues including the creation of a Patient Care Committee that would give caregivers a voice on staffing, workload and other issues affecting patient care and services.
LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES, March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 450 registered nurses at Garfield Medical Center have reached an agreement that will raise their pay by 29 percent over the next four years and create a new Patient Care Committee made up of equal numbers of nurses and managers.
DETROIT, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Nursing Home Workers of SEIU Local 79 are sponsoring a statewide advertising campaign to garner support for increased staffing levels and a patient care committee in Tendercare nursing homes throughout the state.
It also establishes first- of-their-kind patient care committees that improve the workers' ability to advocate on behalf of patients and residents.
The creation of patient care committees at the hospitals
This collaborative spirit is also exemplified by the accord's creation of patient care committees at the hospitals organized under the agreement, where management and employees together will work to design potential improvements in the quality of patient care at individual facilities.
Under the terms of the agreement with Tenet, registered nurses who vote to join SEIU will receive immediate pay increases of 8 percent, a voice in patient care decisions on special patient care committees, and additional protections.

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