June 1, 2009

Are you ready for Joint Commission?

By: Cynthia Spry, RN, MA,

What is needed to be ready for a Joint Commission survey with regard to sterilization practices, both now and in the future? Experiences with recent surveys were shared by 20 operating room managers with responsibility for the OR and sterile processing department (SPD) at an all-day session on sterilization at the AORN Congress in March in Chicago. The managers identified issues the surveyors were concerned about, departments they visited, and…

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