Joint Commission Seeks Comment on Revised Requirement for Pediatric Equipment and Supplies in the ED

PUBLISHED: Nov 26, 2018
Relevant to: Ambulatory Care, Critical Access Hospitals, Hospitals

The Joint Commission (TJC) is seeking input from the field on a revised requirement addressing required pediatric equipment and supplies in the emergency department.

According to TJC, earlier this year they sought public comments about draft requirements for pediatric equipment and supplies in the ED. “The proposed elements of performance (EPs) required organizations to have all of the equipment and supplies listed in the ‘Guidelines for Care of Children in the Emergency Department.’”

TJC received feedback that “…requiring all of this equipment for hospitals, critical access hospitals and freestanding ambulatory emergency services was burdensome and costly.” Therefore, TJC has revised the proposed language and the revised requirement will only apply to hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory care organizations providing emergency services to pediatric patients.

Follow the link below to read the revised requirement in detail and for comment submission instructions.

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