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Q: What would a surveyor would be looking for if they were to show up at our hospital and find that there is construction going on? What steps would the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 10, 2020
Survey FindingsArticleFacility Services

Q: When I came into this new position the medical equipment program was run by a third party managing our own Bio-med technicians. We changed the 3rd party contractor and …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 9, 2018
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In preparation for a survey hospitals frequently train their staff to only answer the questions of the surveyors without providing any more information. This has proven to be good advice …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 6, 2017
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It has always been my belief that as the surveyor team walks in the front door of the hospital on the first day of the survey, all of the contractors …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 18, 2014
Survey FindingsArticle

When I was a surveyor for Joint Commission, I had a few surveys where the hospital invited their consultant to join in on the building tour. Back then surveys were …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 19, 2014
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Today, I complete my series on clarifications for surveyor findings that I have written for a client. Clarification for LS.02.01.30, EP 11 LS.02.01.30, EP 11: Corridor doors are fitted with …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 30, 2014
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I continue my series on clarifications of surveyor findings that I have written for a client. Clarification for LS.02.01.20, EP 30 LS.02.01.20, EP 30: Signs reading “No Exit” are posted …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 23, 2014
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I continue my series on clarifications of surveyor findings that I have written for a client. Clarification for LS.02.01.10, EP 9 LS.02.01.10, EP 9: The spaces around pipes, conduits, bus …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 16, 2014
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I continue my series on clarifications of surveyor findings that I have written for a client. Clarification for EC.02.06.01, EP 13 EC.02.06.01, EP 13: The hospital maintains ventilation, temperature, and …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 9, 2014
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I continue my series on clarifications of surveyor findings that I have written for a client. Clarification for EC.02.05.01, EP 8 EC.02.05.01, EP 8: The hospital labels utility system controls …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 2, 2014
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I continue my series on clarifications of surveyor findings that I recently wrote for a client: Clarification for EC.02.05.01, EP 4 EC.02.05.01, EP 4: The hospital identifies, in writing, the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 26, 2013
Survey FindingsArticle

I'm going to post some clarifications of surveyor findings that I wrote recently for a client. Some were accepted by the accreditor and some were not. I thought you might …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 19, 2013

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