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Compass Clinical Consulting 
100 E. RiverCenter Blvd, Suite 100 Covington, KY 41011
Phone: (800) 241.0142
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Heads Up on Sexual Harassment in Healthcare Settings

Heads Up on Sexual Harassment in Healthcare Settings

The media has been chock full of news about sexual harassment and related issues creating a hostile work environment. Do not think that this news escapes either CMS (state) or TJC surveyors’ attention. We know from experience that issues in the news influence surveyors’ sensitivity and alertness to related Conditions of Participation and standards enforcement.

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Mental Health Patients: Keeping Staff & Patients Safe Without a Behavioral Health Services Unit

Mental Health Patients: Keeping Staff & Patients Safe Without a Behavioral Health Services Unit

With CMS and The Joint Commission increasingly pushing to make sure facilities are following requirements and standards regarding mental health, now is a good time to assess your own facility’s mental health resources. But what happens when you’re in a facility without a behavioral health services unit? How do you keep patients and staff safe?

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Patient Handoffs: Where Mistakes are Made

Patient Handoffs: Where Mistakes are Made

A patient handoff (also known as transitioning) is both the act of passing a patient between caregivers and the information exchanged between the sender (the provider giving away the patient) and the receiver (the provider taking the patient).These transfers can be as dramatic as airlifting a patient to a specialty hospital and telling the EMTs that the patient thinks she can fly and will try to jump out of the helicopter, or as mundane as a nurse ending her shift and telling her replacement the patient has been taken off a certain medicin

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