TJC Clarifies Home Care Documentations Requirements for PRN Medications

Published: 06/13/2018

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • 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

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