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Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, March 2019

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, March 1, 2019

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Look to Blueprint to understand new EPA requirements on hazardous drug waste

Consider managing all your pharmaceuticals as hazardous waste, especially if you are a smaller facility. And warn your C-suite that you’ll be scrutinized for compliance once new environmental regulations take effect.

SHEA issues infection control guidance for anesthesiology

Published in SHEA’s journal Infection Control & Healthcare Epidemiology, the guidance provides steps for improving infection prevention using increased hand hygiene, environmental disinfection, and continuous improvement plans.

Joint Commission refutes AO conflict of interest study

A study that found independent hospital accreditation carries no real benefit for patient outcomes has garnered a formal rebuttal from The Joint Commission, which argues the researchers reached faulty conclusions due to a number of methodological flaws.

Part one: ECRI tech hazards 2019

The ECRI Institute published its annual list of the top 10 health technology hazards facing healthcare in 2019. Longtime readers will recognize several hazards from ECRI’s 2018 and 2017 lists, such as cybersecurity and mattresses oozing body fluids.

Harris Health System vs. Hurricane Harvey

“At one point, we didn’t know if we were going to be able to save the hospital,” says the facilities director.

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