- About Med-Act
The Clinical Standards & Practices Group (CS&P) was developed by the Med-Act Council for the purpose of looking at and improving the clinical aspect of Med-Act. The group evaluates new equipment, medications, medical procedures, or anything that involves direct patient care. The group is voluntary, and is made up of workers at all levels. However, the CS&P group answers to and receives directions from the Council.
The CS&P groups receives suggestions from the body of Med-Act through the council. The group reviews the suggestions to see if it has merit for the department. Once the group decides the suggestion has merit, it is then researched further with development toward implementation, or rejection. The group reports back to the council to assure adequate tracking, and for further development toward implementation or rejection.
When new equipment or procedures are to be implemented, the CS&P group works closely with management and education to purchase equipment and train the department. This ensures that all levels are represented when new items are put in place, or other items are removed.
The CS&P group also has three sub-groups that look into specific areas that effect patient care. Those sub-groups are the Airway Task Force, Medical Policies and Procedures, and Patient Reports. These sub-groups focus their attention on their respective topics and report back to CS&P.