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PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

Hospital Accreditation: Electrical Panels
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on 3/2/2021 10:00:00 AM
When it comes to electrical panels it can be confusing to organizations as to what the requirements are and what hospitals can be cited for. I will try to help with some of the more common findings/issues.
Electrical Panel Clearances
One of the most confusing requirements...
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INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL

Hospital Accreditation: Sterilization and Disinfection
Posted by
on 2/16/2021 10:00:00 AM
There are approximately 46 million inpatient surgical procedures and 10 million gastrointestinal endoscopies performed each year. Adequate disinfection and sterilization practices are important to help reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections. Any break…
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QUALITY ASSESSMENT & PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT

Hospital Accreditation: QAPI in the Pharmacy
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on 2/2/2021 10:00:00 AM
CMS requires that leadership assess all hospital services furnished by the hospital, identify quality and performance problems, implement appropriate corrective activities, and monitor the outcome of the improvements implemented. Does that include the pharmacy?...
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OTHER

Hospital Accreditation: Get Ready for USP 800
Posted by
on 1/19/2021 10:00:00 AM
The implementation of USP 800 is just around the corner…will you be ready? Will it apply to your organization? The answer is yes, almost all healthcare organizations will be affected to one degree or another. Hazardous drugs include some non-antineoplastics…
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INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL

Hospital Accreditation: Low Level Disinfection
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on 1/5/2021 10:00:00 AM
Have you ever wondered what is ‘low level disinfection’? According to the Centers for Disease Control, a low-level disinfectant is an “agent that destroys all vegetive bacteria (except tubercle bacilli), lipid viruses, some nonlipid viruses, and some fungi…
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