3 things for ASCs to know about maintaining accreditation

Here are three articles to read in preparation for accreditation surveys:

1. How to prepare for accreditation surveys
Checklist Boards Corporation, a surgical safety checklists provider, outlined five tips for ASCs preparing for an accreditation survey, including updating policies and following best practices.

2. The Joint Commission's most challenging standards
The Joint Commission released a list of the most challenging standards for ambulatory health care organizations, including medication safety and hazardous waste management compliance.

3. Key facts about The Joint Commission's accreditation and certification decisions
The Joint Commission provided insight on accreditation and certification decisions. For example, accreditation with follow-up survey is awarded when a healthcare organization is compliant with all standards. A follow-up survey is required after six months to assess compliance.

More articles on accreditation:
The Joint Commission awards TriStar Hendersonville 2-year total joint certification
10 expert insights on ASC accreditation standards
The Joint Commission's top 5 ambulatory care topics: ASC hand hygiene requirements, infection control & more

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