What Are JCAHO Hospital Standards Related to Resuscitation Services?
Standards are defined by JCAHO in the HAS chapter “Provision of Care, Treatment, and Services” that relate to resuscitation services in hospitals: Standard PC.9.30 Resuscitation services are available throughout the hospital. • Policies, procedures, processes, or protocols govern the provision of resuscitation services. • Equipment is appropriate to the patient population (for example, adult, pediatric). • Appropriate equipment is placed strategically throughout the hospital. • An evidence-based training program(s) is used to train appropriate staff to recognize the need for and use of designated equipment and techniques in resuscitation efforts. Several standards in the chapter on “Medication Management” apply to the use of medications in emergencies: Standard MM.2.20 Medications are properly and safely stored. Standard MM.2.30 Emergency medications and/or supplies are consistently available, controlled, and secured. What are JCAHO Standards Related to Code Documentation and Quality R