Brian Ward is an associate editor for HCPro who writes about hospital accreditation and patient safety .
The update took effect March 12, 2021 and will remain in effect for 12 months.
The HRH model was developed by the Veterans Health Administration's National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) and its process is open for all facilities to adopt.
Laboratory workers and clinicians must remain vigilant in regard to needlesticks, sharps safety, and bloodborne infection prevention.
The Quick Safety alert has many recommendations and resources for how to improve your facility's telemedicine programs.
The CDC emphasized that most infections come from close contact or touching contaminated surfaces, rather than airborne transmission.
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.