November 18, 2015

Infection control noncompliance cited in high percentage of Joint Commission surveys

By: OR Manager

During the first half of 2015, the Joint Commission’s top “not compliant” survey citations stemmed from Infection Control IC.02.02.01, which relates to reducing the risk of infections associated with medical equipment, devices, and supplies. Surveyors cited critical access hospitals in 60% of the surveys, hospitals in 54%, and office-based surgery centers in 53%. These citations underscore the importance of following healthcare sterilization standards and documenting the use of best practices.

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