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The Joint Commission Big Book of Tracer Questions
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The Joint Commission Big Book of Tracer Questions

Get access to thousands of downloadable, customizable tracer questions!

Release Date: May 2017. 160 pages.

$75.00 - $299.00
Product Description

Product Description

The Joint Commission Big Book of Tracer Questions
If tracer methodology provides a pathway for the Joint Commission survey process, then tracer questions are the bricks surveyors lay along that path. With each question surveyors explore standards compliance surrounding a patient’s care experience and within the overall health care system or program. 
The Joint Commission Big Book of Tracer Questions is specifically designed to help you more easily and effectively conduct mock tracers in your organization, whether you are new to mock tracers or have been conducting them for years. More than 2,000 tracer questions have been collected from Joint Commission Resources tracer workbooks, articles, and software; new questions are included as well. This book, a companion to the best-selling Big Book of Checklists (2016), also includes a new mock tracer template that integrates the concepts of the SAFERâ„¢ Matrix approach. This allows you to more accurately capture and respond to the scope of noncompliance and likelihood to harm in a way that simulates an actual survey.
Key Topics
  • The role and purpose of tracers in Joint Commission surveys and core tracer activities 
  • Accreditation standards topics covering performance improvement, leadership, staffing, care of the patient, health information and technology, infection prevention and control, medication management, and the physical environment
Key Features
  • Thousands of downloadable, customizable tracer questions, categorized by accreditation topic and tagged with setting applicability
  • Compilation of all questions into a single, searchable spreadsheet (linked in the e-book or on the included flash drive for the print version) that allows you to build your own set of tracers
  • A downloadable mock tracer template that integrates the new SAFER matrix 
  • Reviewed by Joint Commission experts, including surveyors
Standards: All standards
Settings: Ambulatory care, behavioral health care, critical access hospital, hospital, home care, laboratory, nursing care centers, office-based surgery practices
Key Audience
  • Accreditation professionals
  • Performance improvement specialists
  • Department heads
  • Risk managers
  • Medication safety officers and patient safety officers
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