Rapid Responder Meets Your Healthcare Facilities Joint Commission Requirements
Get the Most Out Of Your Accreditation with Rapid Responder
The healthcare industry has many standards and requirements to meet, the most well-known and comprehensive being the Joint Commission Standards. “The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,500 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States. Their accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects commitment to meeting certain performance standards.” The standards can be difficult to meet on your own, but Rapid Responder helps your healthcare facility meet a variety of them. Today we want to give you 6 specific Joint Commission Standards that Rapid Responder meets for your medical center:
Store and share EOPs (EM.01.01.01, EP’s 0-8)
Rapid Responder securely and digitally stores all emergency operating procedures on the internet, installed on a laptop, stored encrypted on a USB drive, or via the iPad app. These plans are easily accessible to first responders and hospital administration in the event of an incident.
Coordinate emergency response among community partners (EM.01.01.01 EP’s 3-4)
During the preplan tactical meeting, local first responders and hospital administration sit down together to discuss response plans, triage locations, evacuations, reunification areas, and more. All of this information is input into Rapid Responder for future use by both parties. By discussing this in a round table scenario, a community dialogue can happen that is focused on safety and security and brings these community partners together to brainstorm and find the most effective solutions for emergency situations.
Satisfies federal requirements for receiving federal funds for emergency preparedness (EM.01.01.01 EP 7)
Rapid Responder is SAFETY Act certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a qualified anti-terrorism technology. Further, the Incident Command System is structured with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) based module that provides a common approach for managing incidents across multiple agencies, both governmental and non-governmental.
Record, illustrate and manage hazardous materials, waste and CBRN (EM.02.02.05, EP’s 4-5)
Rapid Responder meets your hazardous material requirements by storing imagery of all hazardous materials, the locations, and the quantity. During our data collection phase, we take imagery of all hazardous material, where it is located, and the amount and our data entry team inputs it into Rapid Responder. If this information ever changes, you have the ability to update it all in Rapid Responder yourself in the administrative interface.
Manage staff and volunteer practitioner credentials, assignments, and training (EM.02.02.13) (EM.02.02.15)
Rapid Responder digitally logs training and certifications for all staff and volunteer practitioners in your healthcare facility. Set reminders for when certifications expire and track the progression of credentials and assignments in one simple place.
Document and evaluate emergency response exercises, frequency, and type (EM.03.01.01- EM.03.01.03)
Rapid Responder gives you the ability to digitally schedule, perform and log drills and exercises for your healthcare facility. Input start and stop times to track and evaluate your drill effectiveness based on facts that Rapid Responder gives you. You can schedule emergency response exercises years in advance with our cutting-edge technology that will remind you of upcoming drills and the type.
Being accredited by The Joint Commission provides a notable honor for your facility, but the accreditation must be actively maintained with systems that help you to continue meeting requirements. Rapid Responder helps to keep all emergency plans in one central, easy to access area for first responders and facility administrators in the event of a crisis situation. Through the preplan tactical meeting, hospital administrators and first responders come together to create a community dialogue about safety. Rapid Responder meets over 25 Joint Commission Standards for your healthcare facility and is a qualified anti-terrorism technology.
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