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Noise and distractions in the OR can affect patient, staff safety(Comments Off on Noise and distractions in the OR can affect patient, staff safety)

October 4, 2017

Actions to reduce noise levels in the operating room are summarized.

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The Joint Commission releases new measures for hip and knee replacement operations

Details regarding The Joint Commission’s four new performance measures for advanced certification in total hip and knee replacement are provided.

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Improper sterilization and high-level disinfection of equipment challenges organizations

The causes and effects of substandard sterilization and disinfection, including lack of training and access to evidence-based guidelines, are described.

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Joint Commission releases data on challenging requirements for OBS practices

Solutions for complying with office-based surgery standards, specifically those related to clinical privileges and infection control, are summarized.

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Time-outs and their role in improving safety and quality in surgery

Errors related to misuse of time-outs and checklists as determined by The Joint Commission are highlighted as is the theme of this year’s National Time Out Day.


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