We are hearing from the field that regulatory surveyors are heavily focused on sterile instrument safety, specifically on instrument identification methods and the proper use of identification tape when used.
On The Radar
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just released a resource tool kit to guide healthcare organizations as select Medicare waivers and flexibilities are ending as the tempo of the current Public Health Emergency has reduced the need.
For a list of these revisions as well as additional editorial revisions read more.
CMS has proposed changes to the CLIA regulations. The proposed changes were published in the Federal Register dated July 26, 2022.
The Joint Commission has recently clarified its position on monitoring of intravenous fluid storage temperatures. Learn more.
The Joint Commission proposed new Emergency Management Chapter for Home Health Accreditation Program
On July 6, 2022 CMS published its proposed changes to the current Conditions of Participation for Critical Access Hospitals. In addition, they are proposing Conditions of Participation that would be applicable to Rural Emergency Hospitals.
Clarification was just released by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) regarding emergency care covered under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA).
The FDA issued an AED recall on Phlips Adult Smart Pad Cartridges. Learn important information on actions organizations should take.
National Timeout Day is June 8, 2022. Will you make time to focus your team on this vital patient safety initiative?