March 10, 2017

Joint Commission evaluating use of non-powdered gloves

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

As a result of the Food and Drug Administration’s ban on powdered gloves that went into effect January 18, the Joint Commission is now evaluating organizations on the implementation of non-powdered glove use during accreditation surveys, the Joint Commission announced March 7.

Instances of noncompliance are being cited at Leadership (LD) Standard LD 04.01.01, Element of Performance (EP) 2: The [organization] provides care, treatment, and services in accordance with licensure requirements, laws, and rules and regulations.

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