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AFT Task 3

As our Joint Commission audit approaches, Nightingale Community Hospital has conducted a tracer patient survey to assess our compliance. The tracer methodology tracks a selected patient's care from admission to discharge, allowing us to evaluate our systems of providing care and to ensure that we are meeting the Joint Commissions standards of providing safe, quality healthcare.

Our tracer patient was a 67 year old female who presented with a fever and drainage five weeks after an open hysterectomy. She was admitted for a suspected postoperative infection,. She underwent another surgery to treat the abscess that formed from the initial surgery and had a central line inserted for long-term antibiotics. She is scheduled to go home with home health overseeing her antibiotic therapy.

This tracer patient has shown that there are areas of our patient ca