The current rule for ordering respiratory services restricts ordering to doctors of medicine (MD) or osteopathy (DO). This regulation limits the practice of other licensed independent practitioners (LIPs) such as nurse practitioners, even in states that do not require a co-signature for other types of orders. (MORE)
While regulatory standards govern the appropriate use of syringes and sharps, no specific regulations require that syringes be totally absent in any location. The lack of regulations about the location of sharps does not, however, remove the hospital’s responsibility for safeguarding sharps and syringes.
Compass Clinical Consulting’s Practice Leader for Accreditation and Regulatory Compliance, Ruth Elzer, RN, MS, will be speaking at seminars across the country this summer. Check out the following events for the most recent information regarding compliance with the standards of The Joint Commission (TJC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).