3 things to know about patient safety in ASCs

Written by Rachel Popa | January 14, 2019 | Print  |

Here are three articles covering patient safety topics:

1. 10 HIPAA violations practices should avoid
MDLinx outlined 10 common HIPAA violations and the steps practices can take to prevent them, including how to safely handle patient medical records.

2. Study identifies areas of safe injection practice improvement for ASCs, primary care providers
Research published in the American Journal of Infection Control detailed areas ASCs should target to improve safe injection practices. Researchers studied compliance with national safe injection guidelines, including aseptic techniques, disposal of single-use medications and medication storage and disposal.

3. The key ways ASCs can reduce surgical site infections
ASC Focus, the journal of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, outlined three ways ASCs can prevent and reduce surgical site infections.

More articles on quality:
3 things to know about Effingham Surgery Center's outcomes, patient satisfaction
3 things to know about cybersecurity in ASCs
Low hand hygiene awareness & glove use may hurt compliance: 6 study insights

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