Thematic Analysis of Nurses’ Experiences with the Joint Commission’s Medication Management Titration Standards

Author(s): Judy E. Davidson, DNP, RN, MCCM, Laura Chechel, MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN, Jose Chavez, DNP, RN, ACCNS-AG, CCRN, Carol Olff, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, NEA-BC, and Teresa Rincon, PhD, RN, CCRN-K

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP B 1.00

Expires Sep 01, 2024

Topics: Medication Management, Patient Safety

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NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

For decades, medication titration has been within nurses' scope and practice. In 2018 The Joint Commission (TJC) revised elements for orders for the titration of continuous intravenous medications. The objective of this study was to explore the practice and perceptions of nurses regarding TJC standards for titration of continuous intravenous medications.


  • Compare and contrast the role of the nurse prior to and after the 2018 Joint Commission changes to the medication titration standards.
  • Describe 4 unintended consequences of the to the 2018 Joint Commission medication titration standards.
  • Define a strategy for collecting evidence to support a revision in regulatory or accreditation standards.

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