5 ways for ASCs to prepare for accreditation surveys

Checklist Boards Corporation, a provider of surgical safety checklists to healthcare organizations, outlined five tips ASC staff can follow in preparation for an accreditation survey on the company's website.

Here are the key insights to know:

1. Infection control documentation should be clear, with meeting notes being taken by all clinical staff members.

2. It's crucial for ASC staff members to be on the same page when it comes to preparing for accreditation surveys.

3. Make sure ASC staff are up to date on wrong site surgery prevention policies, and are following them consistently.

4. Quality assurance also needs be a focus for surgery center staff, including how the center logs and handles narcotics, advanced directives for patients and others.

5. Keeping policies updated and gathering insight from other centers' policies with permission can help ASC staff save time when preparing for a survey.

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