I worked last night and it was quite a busy night. For those of you who are in health care, you will understand- the Joint Commission was in the hospital yesterday, which means that the administrators were everywhere, getting the vapors and micromanaging everything. On top of it, we had an unusually busy night.

So the tank is a bit depleted right now.

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TJ · March 1, 2024 at 10:50 am

Enjoy your time off. We enjoy your work.

Vlad · March 1, 2024 at 2:22 pm

Joint Commission.
The busy bodies of the hospital world making people think they care.
Me being fire service didn’t have to put up with this crap but my wife being an ED nurse had to live it.
Micromanaging administrators – Yep!

Henry · March 1, 2024 at 2:54 pm

It’s hilariously easy to tell when Joint Commission is headed to our hospital. All of a sudden the hallways in the surgical unit are completely free of carts, extra beds, supplies, etc. You won’t see a stray water bottle or chocolate bar anywhere near the nurses’ station.

Cederq · March 1, 2024 at 3:40 pm

Oh, I too hated when JACH or whatever they call themselves today were in house. Yes, the admin people we never saw almost all year on a weekend graveyard shifts were underfoot, in the way and a royal pain in the ass. Being Charge nurse on an advanced Med/Surg floor I usually banished them if they got too bothersome, couldn’t do that to JACH weinies but had to tolerate ’em.

Grumpy51 · March 2, 2024 at 7:49 am

JCAHO- ahh the whiff is odiferous, and expensive. They have to give 90-day windows and hospitals pay exorbitant prices, plus one and done for 2 years (unless deficiencies found, then they can come back but only to check those deficiencies).

I always preferred Medicare inspections – unannounced, much less expensive, and can be done as often as the inspector wants.

My hospital (1990s) had a JCAHO inspection going on and I walked through the lobby in my Nomex flight uniform. A JCAHO inspector and our VP of nurses (nicknamed Dragon Lady, you’ll see why) were also in the lobby. Dragon lady called me over and demanded to know why I wasn’t wearing a hospital name badge. With the inspector listening, I stated FFA and OSHA regulations prevented flight crew from wearing flammable material on our uniforms, hence the NOMEX, even down to our underwear, and our name badges were leather. The JCAHO inspector thanked me for the information…… then proceeded to quiz Dragon lady why she wasn’t wearing her name badge….. since she obviously wasn’t wearing Nomex. I laughed and excused myself, wishing the inspector a good day. Inspector was still quizzing dragon lady when I left the lobby. I paid for it later, but relished it at the time.

Stone9 · March 2, 2024 at 9:10 am

As my wife (30 yrs nursing & facility management) likes to say, first OSHA does a white glove inspection, then JCAHO comes in and puts on the rubber glove.

Univ of Saigon 68 · March 2, 2024 at 11:43 am

I used to work at Univ of Pennsylvania’s Dept of Ophthalmology at 4oth & Market (Penn-Presbyterian). As noted, Joint Commission makes everybody crazy. And the hospitals brought this on themselves by creating this monster. One year, we had so much furniture and equipment with no place to hide we rented a truck, loaded it up, and parked it around Philadelphia until they left.

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