Administration activities are the primary backbone that ensure that a hospital is running smoothly and has everything in place in order to make sure that the staff, patients, and visitors are being handled in the proper manner.
Administrative policies cover a vast area including, but not limited to, visitation rules, dress code policy, acquisition of equipment, bed policy, and various other activities that are needed to be performed in order to help run the administration of the hospital.
The basic purpose of a hospital is to provide care to its patients. Therefore, it is no surprise that the most comprehensive set of policies and procedure manual is the one directed to this department. Such policies cover topics from, nutrition guides, patient and family education, abuse and neglect, admission and discharge, patient call back, patient rights and responsibilities, as well as, numerous other topics. The policies differ for each department as well, for instance, the paediatrics ward would have a separate set of policies as opposed to cardiological ward.
The pharmacy is one of the bigger departments of a hospital. It is essential that the department follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure there are no mistakes or accidents that may, otherwise, occur. From prescription, to handling drug samples, it is vital that the staff is following strict policies and procedures. Other policies include, handling of drug shipment, outpatient prescription availability, and the likes.