Safety & Policy – November 2018
Safety: 2018 National Patient Safety Goals and Requirements
Goal 1: Improve the accuracy of patient identification.
- Use at least two patient identifiers when providing care, treatment or services
- Eliminate transfusion errors related to patient misidentification
Goal 2: Improve the effectiveness of communication among caregivers.
- Report critical results of tests and diagnostic procedures on a timely basis.
Goal 3: Improve the safety of using medications.
- Label all medications, medication containers (for example, syringes, medicine cups, basins), or other solutions on and off the sterile field in perioperative and other procedural settings.
- Reduce the likelihood of patient harm associated with the use of anticoagulant therapy.
- Maintain and communicate accurate patient medication information
Goal 6: Reduce harm associated with clinical alarm systems.
- Improve the safety of clinical alarm systems.
Goal 7: Reduce the risk of health care-associated infections.
- Comply with current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hand hygiene guidelines or World Health Organization (WHO) Hand Hygiene Guidelines.
- Implement evidence-based practices to prevent health care-associated infections due to multidrug-resistant organisms in acute care and critical care access hospitals
- Implement evidence-based practices to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections.
- Implement evidence-based practices for preventing surgical site infections.
- Implement evidence-based practices to prevent indwelling catheter-associated urinary tract infections
Goal 9: Reduce the Risk of Patient Harm resulting from falls.
- Reduce the risk of falls
Goal 14: Prevent Health Care-Associated pressure ulcers (decubitus ulcers)
- Assess and periodically reassess each resident’s risk for developing a pressure ulcer and take action to address and identified risks.
Goal 15: Identify Individuals at Risk for Suicide.
- Identify patients at risk for suicide.
Universal Protocol: Wrong site, wrong procedure, wrong person surgery can be prevented.
- Conduct a pre-procedure verification process
- Mark the procedure site
- A time-out is performed before the procedure
Policy: Social Media
TRS Healthcare recognizes the significance and importance of Social Media in the travel staffing industry. Social Media is defined, but not limited to, internet sites with blogs and open forums, social or photography networks and Social media content that is hosted internally and protected by client ID/Password, video sites and web pages such as blogs.
It is your responsibility to interact in a professional manner that portrays TRS Healthcare in positive manner and reflects our mission, vision, and values. It is your sole responsibility of what you post online. You must consider risks and benefits of providing information online. Your conduct could have adverse-affects with your job performance, performance of fellow co-workers, healthcare professionals, clients, vendors, suppliers, and others who with or on behalf of TRS Healthcare. Any adverse or negative effects may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.
- Do not post confidential, financial, trade secret, proprietary, or otherwise sensitive information about TRS Healthcare, clients, employees or applicants. (See HIPAA Policy)
- Do not post obscenities, slurs, personal attacks that can damage the reputation of TRS Healthcare, clients, employees, or applicants (See Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct)
- Do not post or publish to any forums of Social Media any patient information as this is a violation of HIPAA. This includes but not limited to: Patient Pictures or Images, Patient Names and Any identifying Patient Information
- Do not text or email any pornographic images of any kind, explicit pictures, or language to any clients, employees or applicants of TRS Healthcare and includes using the employees own personal electronic equipment or the company’s or clients’ computers, phones, cell phones or any other electronic device.
- Do not view any suggestive or pornographic images or pictures on clients’ computers or phones.