Hospitals are central to a community’s recovery in the immediate aftermath of any tornado. But what if it’s the hospital itself that’s damaged? How do you sift through all that debris and find what you need?
When accreditation organization (AO) surveyors show up for survey, people automatically become nervous. The reaction is natural. Yes, the surveyors are there to find issues where you do not comply with the standards, but isn’t that a good thing?
Almost every critical access hospital surveyed by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care from June 1, 2021, to May 31, 2022, was cited with infection prevention and control deficiencies for not mitigating problems within the physical environment.
Ensure your workers are up to date on respirator fit testing and falls protection protocols, especially if OSHA has cited your healthcare facility for those safety problems in the last five years. If the facility is found to be a “willful” repeat offender, the penalties could be much worse...