Brian Ward is an associate editor for HCPro who writes about hospital accreditation and patient safety .
Accrediting organizations (AO) don't have a specific standard on waiting room infection control, but there are still issues you can be called out on.
The drug is cheap and widely available, meaning it can be rolled out quickly to poorer communities hit by the disease.
Chinese-made N95 masks and respirators with exhalation tubes among banned types.
The process has N95 masks placed in a room, sprayed with vaporized hydrogen peroxide using a special machine, and left to dry.
Breakdowns in communication can cost lives and dollars. Here's what it takes to create smooth patient handoffs.
The standard has applied to hospitals and behavioral healthcare programs since 2007. Significant changes took effect this year.
An Institute for Healthcare Improvement expert puts landmark patient safety report into perspective.
Prevent harassment before it begins. And take action when it does.
Three key takeaways from The Joint Commission's annual hospital executive briefings.