NABH Accreditation Standards for Dental Healthcare Service Providers have been outlined in two parts: (A) patient centered standards & (B) organisation centered standards. Here we shall discussed the second chapter of patient centered standards.
Chapter 2: Care of Patients (COP)
This chapter details about various facets of the patients’ care which is outlined below.
COP.1: Uniform care of the patient is provided in all settings of the organisation, and is guided by the applicable laws, regulations and guidelines.
COP.2: Emergency services are guided by policies, guidelines, applicable laws and regulations.
COP.3: Policies and procedures guide the care of the patients requiring cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.
COP.4: Policies and procedures define the rationale use of blood and blood products.
COP.5: Policies and procedures guide the guide the dental laboratory services.
COP.6: Policies and procedures guide the care of vulnerable patients (elderly, children, physically and/or mentally challenged).
COP.7: Policies and procedures guide the care of paediatric dental patients.
COP.8: Policies and procedures guide the administration of anaesthesia.
COP.9: Policies and procedures guide the care of patients undergoing surgical procedures.
COP.10: Policies and procedures guide appropriate pain management.
COP.11: Policies and procedures guide all research activities.
Note: One can always consult the booklet for further information, from the NABH website.