You worked for a number of years in the office of a family physician who has just retired. You have now taken a position on a busy surgical floor of a local, acute-care hospital. You frequently hear references to JCAHO requirements for documenting a patient's pain assessment and treatment, documenting medication administration, or documenting verbal telephone orders.
Identify 3 requirements for documenting each of the following:
* a patient's pain assessment and treatment
* medication administration
* verbal telephone orders
What is your opinion on JCAHO's role regarding its documentation requirements to which accredited facilities must comply?
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