JCAHO releases 2005 National Patient Safety Goals.Many administrators are already thinking ahead to 2005, and those in charge of facilities monitored by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations,
n.pr the United States body that accredits healthcare organizations.
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO/TJC),
n. (JCAHO JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, see there ) will need to keep in mind the recently released 2005 National Patient Safety Goals. New expectations for long-term care long-term care (LTC),
n the provision of medical, social, and personal care services on a recurring or continuing basis to persons with chronic physical or mental disorders. and assisted living as·sist·ed living
A living arrangement in which people with special needs, especially older people with disabilities, reside in a facility that provides help with everyday tasks such as bathing, dressing, and taking medication. facilities include reconciling medication use across the continuum of care, reducing the risk of resident falls, and protecting older adults against pneumonia. The 2005 goals are effective on January 1. To read the specifics, visit www.jcaho.org/accredited+organizations/patient+safety.
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