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INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL

Hospital Accreditation: What is Expected from Your Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
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on 4/27/2021 10:00:00 AM
Stewardship is defined as the act of conducting, supervising, or managing something. Antibiotic stewardship is the effort to measure and improve how antibiotics are prescribed by clinicians and used by patients. Improving antibiotic prescribing and use is critical…
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MEDICATION MANAGEMENT

Hospital Accreditation: Improving Patient Medication Education
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on 4/13/2021 10:00:00 AM
Did you know that studies have shown that only 48 - 53% of discharged patients can accurately explain the indication for how to take their discharge medications? For pediatric patients, the number is even higher. 66% of parents or caregivers are unable to explain…
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OTHER

Hospital Accreditation: To IUSS or Not to IUSS
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on 3/30/2021 10:00:00 AM
What is Immediate-Use Steam Sterilization (IUSS)?
Immediate-Use Steam Sterilization (IUSS) formally known as “flash” sterilization is the “shortest possible time between a sterilized item’s removal from the sterilizer and its’ aseptic transfer to the sterile field” per AAMI….
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INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL

Hospital Accreditation: Pre-Soaking of Instruments – Preventing Biofilm
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on 3/16/2021 10:00:00 AM
I want to start with telling you about dinner last night. I cooked my famous baked lasagna. That lasagna cooks in the oven for over 2 hours in a deep casserole pan with lots of cheese dripping over the edges. Sounds delicious doesn’t it? I was too interested in watching…
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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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