8/23/2018 – In this webinar, Phillip Boaz, RN, MSN, will discuss common regulatory and accreditor survey findings, plus provide tips on how to avoid the infection control triple threat in high-level disinfection, operating room environment, and hemodialysis. Watch Now!
The song remains the same – only the tempo has changed! As we head toward the promise of a very different 2017 regulatory landscape under a new President, it is very clear that each healthcare organization will continue to experience (endure?!?) an elevated focus on the management of the physical environment. And the clarity is… [Read More]
For those of you who closely follow the ebb and flow of the physical environment regulatory compliance season, 2016 has been an unusually busy year, particularly over the last couple of months or so. To start with, in a move that had been anticipated for quite some time, CMS announced on May 4th that it… [Read More]
It should come as no surprise that nine out of the 10 most frequently cited standards during 2014 TJC surveys were directly applicable to the management of the physical environment. (One of the nine is under Infection Control, but it’s the IC standard that deals with the management of disinfection, supplies, and equipment). With the… [Read More]