Infant Safety
New JCI Accreditation Standard
1 Jan 2011
QPS.6, The organization uses a defined process for identifying and managing sentinel events.
The definition of “sentinel event” now includes “infant abduction or infant who was sent home with the wrong parents.”

Infant Safety - how it works

When the infant is handed to the mother for bonding or nursing, a green led lights up to indicate that there is a correct match. A red LED lights up to indicate a mismatch
In an event of any unauthorized movement of an infant, the SmartSense system will trigger an alarm. Hospital staff can then lock down the ward immediately, preventing potential case of infant abduction.

Asset Tracking

JCI Accreditation Standards

Standard FMS.8
The organization plans and implements a program for inspecting, testing, and maintaining medical equipment and documenting the results. Standard FMS.8.1
The organization collects monitoring data for the medical equipment management program. These data are used to plan the organization’s long-term needs for upgrading or replacing equipment.
Intent of FMS.8 and FMS.8.1
To ensure that medical equipment is available for use and functioning properly, the organization
  • Inventories medical equipment;
  • Regularly inspects medical equipment;
  • Tests medical equipment according to its use and requirements; and
  • Does preventive maintenance.
Qualified individuals provide these services. Equipment is inspected and tested when new and then on an ongoing basis, according to the equipment’s age and use or based on manufacturer instructions. Inspections, testing results, and any maintenance are documented. This helps ensure the continuity of the maintenance process and helps when doing capital planning for replacements, upgrades, and other changes. (Also see AOP.6.5, intent statement) Measurable Elements of FMS.8
  • Medical equipment is managed throughout the organization according to a plan. (Also see AOP.5.4, ME 1, and AOP.6.5, ME 1)
  • There is an inventory of all medical equipment. (Also see AOP.5.4, ME 3, and AOP.6.5, ME 3)
  • Medical equipment is regularly inspected. (Also see AOP.5.4, ME 4, and AOP.6.5, ME 4)