The Joint Commission's new toolkit aims to make ambulatory surgery safer — 3 insights

The Joint Commission and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality released a toolkit aimed at helping ASCs adhere to national patient safety goals.

Here's what you should know:

1. The toolkit was developed off of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program. The program emphasizes improved teamwork, communication and patient safety culture in an attempt to accelerate evidence-based practice implementation.

2. The Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program has reduced infection and patient harm rates in hospitals and long-term care facilities, to date.

3. The toolkit is tailored to ASCs and reflects facility-specific needs.

For more information on the toolkit, click here.

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