Tag Archive for ‘ambulatory surgery centers’

Total hip and total knee replacement certification focuses on continuum of care

The key elements of TJC’s total hip and total knee replacement certification program are described in this month’s column

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Bariatric surgery, liability, and trauma: Key issues debated in state legislatures

This article provides an overview of key state health care issues in 2015—including coverage for bariatric surgery, liability reform, and scope of practice—and points to issues likely to gain prominence in 2016.

Managing medication in ambulatory surgery centers

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

ASCs begin using wrong site surgery tool

This month’s column highlights The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare’s Targeted Solutions Tool™ (TST), which guides accredited ambulatory surgery centers through a step-by-step process to identify, measure, and reduce risks in processes that can contribute to a wrong site surgery.

Flu vaccination standards set for ASCs and OBSs

In order to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission (TJC), ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and office-based surgery (OBS) practices must establish an annual influenza vaccination program for licensed independent practitioners and staff. This TJC accreditation requirement took effect July 1.


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