By Kelly M. Pyrek
With the national focus on patient safety, the Joint Commission has put the spotlight on infection prevention, says Louise Kuhny, RN, MPH, MBA, CIC, clinical educator for accreditation and certification operations for the Joint Commission
Medline Industries, Inc. introduces a new CMS Survey Readiness Program for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).
The necessary evil of accreditation surveys are a very real challenge for today's infection control practitioners (ICPs). Moreover, the turn of 2006 brought with it the practice of unannounced surveys. Gone are the days of focusing on preparedness for just a few months. These unannounced arrivals make it more important than ever for infection control (IC) practices to remain sterling throughout an organization at all times and in all facets.