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Home News Combined Assessment Program Review of the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (8/2/2011)

Combined Assessment Program Review of the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (8/2/2011)

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The purpose of the review was to evaluate selected operations, focusing on patient care administration and quality management (QM). During the review, OIG provided crime awareness briefings to 350 employees. The review covered eight activities. The facility complied with selected standards in the following three activities: (1) enteral nutrition safety, (2) management of workplace violence, and (3) physician credentialing and privileging. The facility’s reported accomplishment was the mental health unit’s sensory modulation room, which reduced assaults by decreasing external stimulation for aggressive patients. OIG made recommendations for improvement in the following five activities: (1) QM, (2) registered nurse competencies, (3) environment of care, (4) medication management, and (5) coordination of care.





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A veteran’s family must request a United States flag.

A flag is provided at no cost to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased veteran. Generally, the flag is given to the next of kin. Only one flag may be provided per veteran. Upon the request of the family, an “Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes” (VA Form 21-2008) must be submitted along with a copy of the veteran’s discharge papers. Flags may be obtained from VA regional offices and most U.S. Post Offices.