Joint Commission Seeks Input on Pain Assessment and Management in Nursing Care Centers

PUBLISHED: Jul 27, 2018
Relevant to: Long Term Care

The Joint Commission is seeking input from the field on proposed revisions to their pain assessment and management standards within the Nursing Care Center (NCC) accreditation program. TJC is proposing revisions in the following chapters:

  • Leadership
  • Medication Management
  • Provision of Care, Treatment and Services
  • Performance Improvement

According to TJC, the proposed changes are being made to align the requirements with current recommendations from scientific, professional, and governmental organizations and further promote patient safety and quality.

Comments will be accepted through September 5, 2018.

Follow the link below to review the proposed changes and for comment submission instructions.

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