10 expert insights on ASC accreditation standards

Here are 10 articles with expert insights on ASC accreditation standards deficiencies:

1. Top trends in ASC accreditation deficiencies — AAAHC experts weigh in
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Institute for Quality Improvement's Naomi Kuznets, PhD, and Belle Lerner discussed results of the AAAHC Quality Roadmap 2018 with Becker's ASC Review.

2. Your ASC was cited for a standards deficiency — what next? HFAP expert sheds light
During 2017 surveys, ASCs had trouble with the same standards they've struggled with in previous years, according to Donna Tiberi-Blaszczyk, RN, who serves on the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program's standards interpretation staff.

3. How to fix annual biomedical inspections
In an ongoing series, Becker's ASC Review spoke with American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities Associate Director of Accreditation Jeanne Henry about the organization's commonly cited deficiency related to annual biomedical inspections.

4. Every OR must be equipped with an AED or standard defibrillator
Becker's ASC Review spoke with Jeanne Henry about ensuring that every operating room is equipped with a standard defibrillator or automated external defibrillator.

5. Being prepared for a situation affecting the surgeon or anesthesia provider
Becker's ASC Review spoke with Jeanne Henry about having policies to handle a situation in which the surgeon or anesthesia provider becomes incapacitated.

6. How to meet AAAASF's drug administration standard
Becker's ASC Review spoke with Jeanne Henry about the organization's commonly cited deficiency related to administration of drugs.

7. How to improve emergency preparedness
Becker's ASC Review spoke with Jeanne Henry about AAAASF's CMS Emergency Preparedness standards, which were launched in November 2017.

8. How to improve advance directives compliance
Becker's ASC Review spoke with Jeanne Henry about deficiencies related to advance directives.

9. From paper to electronic surgical logs — AAAASF recommends best practices
Becker's ASC Review spoke with Jeanne Henry about commonly cited deficiencies related to the transition from paper to electronic surgical logs.

10. Common deficiencies AAAASF cites & how to fix them — Continuing discussion on keeping up with documentation
AAAASF plans to continue emphasizing the importance of keeping up-to-date records of training and certification.

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