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PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

Hospital Accreditation: Securing Utility Rooms
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on 9/20/2022 10:00:00 AM
As you are making regulatory rounds in your hospital you discover that several of the utility room doors are not locked and accessible to the public. You begin to question yourself trying to determine if these doors are required to be locked or not. So, what should you do?
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MEDICAL RECORDS

Hospital Accreditation: Three Tips for Medical Record Audits
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on 9/6/2022 10:00:00 AM
When surveyors come to your organization, one of the many activities that occur are medical record audits. It is also the area of surveying, where most of the time, the most opportunities are identified, many questions are asked and at times there is a disparity between how a surveyor reviews a record...
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MEDICATION MANAGEMENT

Hospital Accreditation: Safely Wasted
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on 8/16/2022 10:00:00 AM
Medication waste or pharmaceutical waste is any leftover, unused, or expired medication that is no longer needed or cannot be used. It may be classified as hazardous or non-hazardous depending on the chemical properties and the risk to humans or the environment. Waste compliance should be closely regulated...
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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Hospital Accreditation: Maintaining Blood Pressure Cuffs
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on 8/2/2022 10:00:00 AM
One item that is essential to emergency operations is none other than a blood pressure cuff. This device is used repeatedly by responders to provide information about a person’s blood pressure that allows them to determine if it is normal or not. Realistically, a person may feel perfectly fine...
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INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL

Hospital Accreditation: Instructions for Use
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on 7/19/2022 10:00:00 AM
The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) requires manufacturers of medical instruments and devices to provide specific instructions on how to properly use, store, and clean a device. IFU’s are intended to assure that devices and instruments are used...
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