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MEDICATION MANAGEMENT

Hospital Accreditation: Insulin Pump Management in the Inpatient Setting
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on 8/3/2021 10:00:00 AM
Insulin pumps are being prescribed more and more frequently for diabetics. As the popularity of these devices increases, it means the chances of encountering a patient with an insulin pump increases. Frequently, patients are requesting to continue to use their own…
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INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL

Hospital Accreditation: FDA Update for Reprocessing Bronchoscopes
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on 7/20/2021 2:00:00 PM
There are approximately 500,000 bronchoscopy’s performed annually. Since 2015 the number of reported contaminated bronchoscopes submitted to the FDA increased from 100 per year to 100 to 200 per year. Between July 2015 and January 2021, the FDA received reports of 867…
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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Hospital Accreditation: How to Conduct a Functional Exercise Drill
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on 7/6/2021 11:00:00 AM
During a hospital accreditation survey, one of the standing agenda items is the review of the disaster drills conducted by the hospital. What is interesting is that there is no formal type of disaster drill required, only that you must:
  • Participate in a full-scale exercise that is community-based or when a community…
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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Hospital Accreditation: Conducting Evacuation Drills
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on 6/22/2021 10:00:00 AM
A hospital evacuation is a rare event and most healthcare workers will never have to experience such an event. The need for evacuation is unusual, however, if it is possible, you can bet it will happen somewhere. Essentially, your hospital will most likely never...
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MEDICATION MANAGEMENT

Hospital Accreditation: Medication Management in Clinics
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on 6/15/2021 10:00:00 AM
As health systems have transitioned into integrated delivery networks with a number of outpatient settings, leaders are tasked with managing challenges associated with both provider and non-provider based hospital and rural health clinics. Clinics and physician…
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