Month: January 2016

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Drill Down on Hazardous Materials and Waste

In The Joint Commission January 2016 Perspectives series entitled “Clarifications and Expectations” continues its discussion on EC.02.02.01. They discuss EP’s 9, 10, 11, 12, 18 and 19. When reading these requirements, staff in either hospital quality or facilities might be tempted to say, “yea, we do that” and move on to something else. This one would be worth having a detailed discussion and analysis at a hospital wide meeting to verify actual compliance. Our recommendation is to use your “show me” technique, or your “how do we do that, where is it documented” methodology. Read more

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Draft Joint Commission Standards on Antimicrobial Stewardship

The December issue of TJC Perspectives reminds us that TJC has posted a draft set of standards for antimicrobial stewardship to their website. You can access proposed standards from their home page by clicking on the standards tab. The standards in general do not seem onerous, but there is an annual expectation for education for staff involved in ordering, dispensing or administration including all prescribing LIP’s.

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