Article of Open Journal of Nursing Research 

HOSPITAL ACCREDITATION: A NEW DIRECTION FOR NURSING

Barros, D.G.L¹; Carvalho, M.E.T2; Costa, M.A.S3; Marques, A.K.C.S4; Silva, T.M5; Carvalho, R.P6;
¹Graduação em Biomedicina, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – UFPE 2,4 Mestranda, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Biológicas, 3Graduando em Biomedicina, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – UFPE; 5Graduado, Universidade Pernambuco – UPE; 6Mestre, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Neuropsiquiatria e Ciências do Comportamento.

Abstract:
The increasing world competitiveness has been raising the necessity of evaluating the quality of health care organizations. Due to that, the hospital accreditation process has been born. To spread knowledge about hospital accreditation to students and health professionals. The chosen kind of research was bibliographic, based on literature review of scientific articles, and descriptive, as there have been observation, registration and analysis without affecting the subject. The results have evidenced the trajectory in the search for accredited hospital certification and the inclusion of methods and processes related to providers of health care accredditation services. In order to get hospital accreditation, initiatives must be taken so as to increase assistance standards. Thus, there must be comportamental changes and professional mobilization to achieve proposed goals and purposes, besides permanent and continuous improvement of the provided attendance. Moreover, that would garantee patient safety and the improvement of the quality of the provided services.

Keywords:
Hospital accreditation; Nursing; certifying institution

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