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Apr 30, 2019

Common deficiencies in a clinic environment

Please read below and/or watch the video above!
It may seem unusual to reference vials twice in the same newsletter, however this topic is extremely important. Violations can negatively impact the health of your patients as well as that of your business!

In the last several months, we have cited vial deficiencies numerous times. Any person withdrawing contents from an unopened vial should first check the expiration date, then check to see if the vial is single does or multidose. If the vial is a single dose vial, then immediately discard it once you have withdrawn the contents. That way there is no chance it will be used again. This is critically important. A dated single dose vial is a condition level deficiency and will cause you to fail your survey. Remember there is no preservative in that vial. It is meant for one patient and one patient only.

Use this opportunity to retrain your staff. The CDC’s One & Only Campaign is a public health effort to eliminate unsafe medical injections. Through targeted education and awareness efforts, the One & Only Campaign empowers patients and healthcare providers to insist on nothing less than safe injections – every time, for every patient. Let’s keep our patients safe!

Quality from Accreditation – a look at how RHCs benefit from accreditation

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Upcoming Clinic Events

 

May 2019

5/1 – 5/2
MSRHA – Mississippi Rural Health Association – 2019 Rural Health Clinic Conference, Jackson Hilton, Jackson, MS
Speaking: Kate Hill, R.N., Vice President Clinical Services

5/7 – 5/10
NRHA – National Rural Health Association – 2019 Annual Conference, The Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA
Speaking: Kate Hill, R.N., Vice President Clinical Services

5/29 – 5/30
RHAO – Rural Health Association of Oklahoma
– 2019 Rural Health Conference, Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center, Norman, OK
Attending: Kate Hill, R.N., Vice President Clinical Services

June 2019

6/7
Kentucky Rural Health Clinic Summit, Richmond, KY
Speaking: Kate Hill, R.N., Vice President Clinical Services

6/17 – 6/19
CARHC – California Association of Rural Health Clinics
– 2019 Annual Conference, Lake Natoma Inn, Folsom, CA
Attending: Leslie Kalivas, Director Regulatory Affairs

6/18 – 6/19
IRHA – Indiana Rural Health Association
– 2019 Annual Conference, French Lick Springs Hotel, French Lick, IN
Speaking: Kate Hill, R.N., Vice President Clinical Services

6/25 – 6/27
Louisiana Rural Health Clinic Workshop
, Bossier City, LA
Speaking: Kate Hill, R.N., Vice President Clinical Services

July 2019

7/24 – 7/26
TARHC – Texas Association of Rural Health Clinics – 2019 Annual Conference, Omni Hotel Downtown, Austin, TX
Speaking: Steve Simmerman, Executive Vice President

August 2019
8/20 – 8/22
Missouri Rural Health Conference, Camdenton, Missouri
Attending: Kate Hill, R.N., Vice President Clinical Services

September 2019

9/17 – 9/18
NRHA – 17th Rural Health Clinic Conference, Kansas City, MO
Attending: Kate Hill, R.N., Vice President Clinical Services

9/23 – 9/24
California Rural Health Conference, Roseville, CA
Speaking: Kate Hill, R.N., Vice President Clinical Services

October 2019

10/7 – 10/9
NARHC – 2019 Fall Institute, St. Louis, MO
Speaking: Kate Hill, R.N., Vice President Clinical Services

10/16 – 10/17
NOSORH – Annual Meeting 2019, Albuquerque, NM
Attending: Kate Hill, R.N., Vice President Clinical Services

December 2019

12/9 – 12/11
IHI – Summit 2019, San Francisco, CA
Attending: Kate Hill, R.N., Vice President Clinical Services

 

“For our RHC practices, we are using the GoToMeeting tools from The Compliance Team’s website. We use this information for education and training and for site preparation for the unannounced survey. Practice Managers have enjoyed watching the presentations, and the GoToMeeting sessions have helped the practice be well prepared for surveys, as well as daily operations of the clinic. The content of the data is excellent and easy to access. It also provides very good information on RHC regulations.” 

 – Roxanne Brower, Financial Analyst, RHC Practices, Spectrum Health Corporate

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