Policy, Protocols and Procedures

The MeD has essential functions that consist of developing, approving, and updating the general institutional policy, protocols, and procedures. Moreover, the MeD must ensure that adequate implementation of these processes is achieved according to predefined standards. Notably, medical commissions are a valuable tool for assessing the performance of protocols and procedures, including regulations for medical care in case of emergencies, use of pharmaceutical drugs, and use of medical equipment and supplies. In addition, the MeD must assess the applicability of processes regarding emergency plans supposed to be executed in case of fire, natural disasters, or massive casualties (war, epidemic, etc). Moreover, the MeD must have sufficient knowledge and awareness for problem anticipation and solving, although pre-defined algorithms may allow a specific automatic management of some potential incidents in the institution.
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