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Managing medication in ambulatory surgery centers(Comments Off)

March 1, 2015

Steps for developing an effective and safe medication management system at ambulatory surgery centers are summarized in this month’s article.

Hospitals continue to improve on surgical care accountability measures

The Top Performer on Key Quality Measures program is summarized in this month’s column.

Surgeons should play leading role in Safety Leadership Rounds

This month’s column underscores the importance of Safety Leadership Rounds or WalkRounds to enhance patient safety and develop open lines of communication.

Updated compendium offers strategies to prevent health care-associated infections

Updates to A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals—a free guide from The Joint Commission—are featured in this month’s column including the role of the surgeon in preventing health care-associated infections and surgical site infections.

Hospital Engagement Networks target surgical site infections

The effectiveness of the Joint Commission Resources Hospital Engagement Network—an initiative to reduce health care-associated infections and conditions including surgical site infections—is described in this month’s column along with best practice recommendations to help reduce these events in the future.


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