Remember to keep checking for a new Survey Activity Guide (SAG) from The Joint Commission (TJC), which is promised for July and will include new information on surveys as they slowly resume in areas with a slowed rate in COVID-19 cases.
As regular survey activities slowly resume, expect The Joint Commission (TJC) and other accrediting organizations (AO) to follow CMS in focusing on infection control and taking a detailed look at how well facilities planned for and responded to the coronavirus pandemic.
Get ready—The Joint Commission (TJC), DNV-GL Healthcare and HFAP have announced they are going start doing limited surveys in June. Meanwhile, the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) said it has already begun reaccreditation surveys on a case-by-case basis.
After several requests, CMS finally issued a waiver for some — but not all — equipment inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) requirements at hospitals and other healthcare facilities for the duration of...
Use this policy, shared courtesy of Lynda Bailey, RN, BSN, CSHA, accreditation specialist for quality and patient safety at the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, as a starting place to review your own toy cleaning practices and procedures.