Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Yeah JCAHO, that's you he's singing about. Dumbass bunch of paper pushing clowns. Here is a JAMA bit that is so vague I can't tell if it is tongue in cheek or not, but let's see if we can draw any conclusions from the JCAHO mandate to 'adequately treat pain'.
What has been the impact of this policy from the very awesomely smart, still clinically practicing, doctor-geniuses at the JC (which has been de rigeur for over a decade now)?
Well, there's the idea that by asking someone if they are in pain and by putting their answer on a graph that we have done science and/ or medicine. This idea has been soundly debunked, but it does not keep ER doctors from getting called on the carpet by dirtball narcotic seekers who don't get their oxys when they hit their third ER of the day. I should know, I've been called on the very carpet I speak of, and a collegue lost his job because of too many of these complaints. So go have carnal knowledge of yourself, JCAHO.
Besides that, well, there's this, and this, and this I'm no detective, but I think, in that last link, that what they are discussing is illegal, and I can't believe there would be many who would do that, can you?
And I understand correlation does not prove causation, but I do know that if I tell a patient, 'no, I am not refilling or supplying you with narcotics', that, depending on how "JCAHO" the administration is, that my job is at risk.
So, once again, screw off JCAHO, you are pushers and hacks and you have blood all over your hands. You should consult your handy 'guidelines for blood-spills' laminated card. It will probably keep you out of hell. I mean, I would like to see you present it in an effort to stay out of hell.... would pay a lot of money to see that.
Posted by 911DOC at Wednesday, November 09, 2011