Member Focus

Focus on Members

Focus on Members

Member Focus

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Maddy Biggs

Maddy Biggs

Title: Nurse Manager
Facility Name: Johns Hopkins Surgical Center Series - Lutherville and Bel Air
City: Baltimore
State: Maryland
Length of time your facility has been an ASCA member: Two years

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What are your three best tips for getting through an inspection or survey?

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  1. Prepare and do audits, mock drills and staff education. Have paperwork you know the surveyors will request to see ready and available. Have a comfortable, private area for surveyors and the team to meet.
  2. Activate and utilize all available resources to assist. Remind team members—including administrators, HR personnel, nursing leadership, facilities/engineering staff and pharmacists—early that "we are all in this together," and that there is an expectation that when the surveyors arrive they will make themselves available to participate. This also reinforces to the surveyors that this is a team effort and we have staff with expertise in all areas.
  3. Humor and Red Bull for breakfast.

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How are you validating your patients are indeed COVID vaccinated? Are you asking for proof or taking their word for it?

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We do not ask/require vaccination status.

 

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