The life safety code documentation checklist is a great way to prepare for surveys. A useful article in EC news details how you can use it as an organizational tool.
Perspectives details yet another update on corridor door requirements and eliminating roller latches.
The CMS first focused on eliminating roller latches in 2003. But, as a result of CMS and NFPA modifications, the Joint Commission changed LS.02.01.30, EP 13 as of March 11, 2018.
The change to the EP appears to be “wordsmithing.” But, since some authorities might question that “wordsmithing” is actually a word, let’s call it fine tuning!
For organizations performing fluoroscopy services, there are new requirements effective July 1, 2018.
We don’t believe you will find the requirements challenging. But, since the article combines changes to the ambulatory care, critical access hospital, hospital and office based surgery accreditation programs, it is a bit confusing.
An active shooter in a hospital? It’s a situation you hope to never face. However, taking these active shooter recommendations prepare you just in case.
Hospital Active Shooter Recommendations
Recently we detailed active shooter recommendations from Perspectives. EC News duplicates much of that content. However their lead article is thought provoking. It provides 8 solid recommendations, including a table of resources and references from:
- Joint Commission
- Homeland Security
- CA Hospital Association
A recent active shooter situation in a New York hospital puts us on notice. Accordingly, develop a plan using these active shooter recommendations. In addition, it’s a good subject for an emergency management drill.
Probably the most essential article to analyze in the June edition of The Joint Commission Perspectives is the one on “Improving High Level Disinfection (HLD) and Sterilization Processes.” This is a subject we have focused on repeatedly in our newsletter and hospitals continue to struggle. Read more