TJC Clarifies Home Care Documentations Requirements for PRN Medications
- The Joint Commission
- Home Health
The Joint Commission has issued a standards FAQ clarifying their position on documentation requirements for home care organizations.
According to TJC documentation is required for all PRN medications that a patient is actively using to treat existing health conditions. Examples: Nitroglycerin for chest pain associated with coronary artery disease; ibuprofen for ongoing arthritis pain
TJC further clarifies that PRN medications that a patient may have in their home but are not in active use for…