Saturday, February 19, 2011
What you see above is a TOFKAJCAHO (the organization formerly known as JCAHO and now known as "The Joint Commission") violation... if it is anywhere near where doctors or nurses work in the ER. However, if you move it fifteen feet into a patient's room, where procedures are done, it is no longer a violation.
Suggestion to my ER brethren... Go ahead and eat and drink where you work... If you are approached by a hospital compliance officer or, better yet, a TOFKAJCAHO douchebag, there are two options here...
1. If you have already supped, then you say, 'Oh this? This belongs to the patient in bed X, they just asked me if I could take it out of their room.' Then toss it.
2. If you have not already supped then you say, 'Oh this? This belongs to the patient in bed X, they just asked me for something to eat and I was about to bring it to them.'
Please feel free to add to the list of ways to screw with these bastards. By the way, does anyone know the amount of the fine that would be imposed by TOFKAJCAHO were the above tray to be found at a doctor's work station? TOFKAJCAHO, the botflies of medicine. In fact, since they have changed their name more times than Prince I will be representing them from now on by a symbol, the botfly.
Posted by 911DOC at Saturday, February 19, 2011