May 2018

Unusual incidents, sentinel events and reporting requirements
Date: May 18, 2018
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Does your facility have a Compliance Director? If not, does your leadership know about Unusual Incident Reporting Requirements? The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) refers to this as an UNUSUAL INCIDENT/INJURY/DEATH REPORT, while the Joint Commission (JCAHO) calls them Sentinel Events. There are many scenarios that require a formal report to your supervising agencies. And not reporting them can lead to serious problems for your facility. I believe the term “CYA” was created specifically for addiction treatment facilities.

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Emergency action planning
Date: May 10, 2018
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Preparing for Facility and City-Wide Disasters

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Infection Control: Keeping Your Addiction Facility Sanitary
Date: May 2, 2018
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Sick, AGAIN! Who has time to take three days off, in bed, miserable, while the list of tasks you are supposed to be handling run through your head? It is horrible when a bad cold or flu spreads through your staff, and participants. The good news is, there are some very simple procedures you can implement to lower the chances of this happening.

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