Acute Dialysis: Survey Readiness Handbook

Acute hemodialysis is provided in thousands of hospitals across the United States. Little to no guidance regarding regulatory or accreditation expectations for this service has been available.

This handbook provides a clear explanation of the federal requirements applicable to the acute hemodialysis service and an overview of the expectations for compliance with the standards of the four accreditation organizations that provide quality oversight of hospitals: The Joint Commission, American Osteopathic Association/Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, DNV GL Healthcare USA, Inc., and Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality. Because the standards of these accreditation organizations must meet or exceed the Medicare conditions of participation for hospitals, the authors have provided examples describing how each Medicare standard or condition may be applied in the review of acute hemodialysis services.

The text provides a thorough discussion of the types of surveys conducted, tracer methodology, survey preparation resources, risk reduction, and validation, and offers illustrative case studies. Annex material includes self-assessment tools for dialysis water and dialysate, audit tools and checklists, and a glossary of definitions and abbreviations.

Administrators, nurse managers, and physicians will find this handbook a valuable resource in preparing for surveys, as well as for ensuring the continuous maintenance of safe, effective, high quality care.

Authored by Jo-Ann B. Maltais, PhD and Glenda M. Payne, MS, RN, CNN

Published: November 2014, 153 pages.

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