This post is for all my fellow nurses out there. I began my day with a phone call this morning, first thing. Of course, NO phone call you get (especially from work) at 7:30 in the morning can be good news. Turns out The Joint Commission has decided to pay us a little visit. Which, of course, means that everyone is running around in a panic state.
I just got off of the "wrap up" phone call for the day listening to all the crazy things that people are doing RIGHT IN FRONT OF TJC even though we have been going over things you HAVE to do for regulatory compliance for MONTHS!!! I wouldn't have much of a job if all of those regulations didn't exist since that is the main basis of my job - Joint Commission compliance for the outpatient centers, but still, some of the regulations are crazy ridiculous.
So for all of you out there awaiting your surveys - know that TJC is tied up in Atlanta for a 5 day survey at CHOA making my life difficult.
So, you may not be hearing from me much this week. If you are a nurse and feel my pain......send me some love..........
~ Knit Witch RN, BSN, MSN, MPH in TJC hell for a week who would rather be knitting