7 top HAI prevention standard challenges from The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission released its 2017 Top Non-compliant Ambulatory Care Standards for Health Centers report, outlining the most difficult standards for healthcare providers.

Here are the most challenging standards for healthcare-associated infection prevention and control:

1. Identifying infection risks based on an organization's geographic location, community and population served.

2. Identifying infection risks based on the care, treatment or services the organization provides.

3. Prioritizing the identified risks for acquiring and transmitting infections, and documenting those prioritized risks.

4. Using standard precautions, including personal protective equipment, to reduce infection risk.

5. Implementing infection prevention and control activities when cleaning and performing low-level disinfection of medical equipment, devices and supplies.

6. Implementing infection prevention and control activities when performing intermediate and high-level disinfection and sterilization of medical equipment, devices and supplies.

7. Implementing infection prevention and control activities when storing medical equipment, devices and supplies.

More stories on accreditation and patient safety:

The Joint Commission names 2 new leaders: 5 things to know

AAAHC-accredited center to know: Banner CORE Union Hills Surgery Center

The Joint Commission to release 2 new infection control guides for ASCs in 2018

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2018. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

 

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months