Tag: Certification

What does an OR manager do?

Here is a list of domains, with accompanying knowledge statements for the OR manager role, based on the job analysis conducted by Prometric, a test development and delivery company based in Baltimore. Examples or definitions for several knowledge statements appear in parentheses. Communication and relationship management -Negotiation techniques (win-win, building…

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By: OR Manager
March 16, 2017
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Certified Nurses Day is March 19

Editor's Note The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) on March 8 announced it is joining with hospitals and other healthcare groups across the country to celebrate and recognize the work of certified nurses as part of Certified Nurses Day, March 19. Certified Nurses Day is an annual worldwide event…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 10, 2017
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Joint Commission launches Medication Compounding Certification

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on February 21 launched a Medication Compounding Certification that addresses new medication compounding laws and regulations. The certification, which is awarded for a 2-year period, was developed in collaboration with the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) to help healthcare organizations ensure compliance with Joint Commission…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 22, 2017
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Joint Commission awards first Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on October 18 announced that Ohio Specialty Surgical Suites in North Canton, Ohio, is the first ambulatory surgical center to achieve its Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The advanced certification focuses on: The continuum of care through all phases of the…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 20, 2016
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Joint Commission issues urgent update to CT technologist standards

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on June 29 issued an urgent update to computed tomography (CT) technologist standards after receiving significant feedback from those concerned about the expectation for advanced-level CT certification and the potential impact on patient access to CT services if it was required by January 2018. The…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 29, 2016
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Thomas Jefferson University Hospital awarded first Joint Commission total joint certification

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on April 27 announced that Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, is the first hospital in the US to achieve its Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The certification recognizes that Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is committed to providing safe and efficient care…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 2, 2016
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Joint Commission: Blood management certification guide available

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on March 16 announced that the new Patient Blood Management Certification Review Process Guide (2016) is now available. Contents include a description of activities that take place during an on-site certification review and tips to prepare for the review process.   Patient Blood Management Certification…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 17, 2016
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Joint Commission: Patient Blood Management Certification now available

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on January 27 announced that applications for its new Patient Blood Management Certification are now being accepted. The goal of the certification is to assist hospitals in implementing practices to help eliminate unnecessary transfusions and adverse outcomes. The certification is valid for 2 years.  …

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By: Judy Mathias
January 29, 2016
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Nursing education guidelines support simulation training

Editor's Note New guidelines from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing emphasize the use of simulation in nursing training and recommend certification to demonstrate that faculty and simulation lab personnel are qualified. The guidelines cite a study demonstrating that high-quality simulation experiences could be substituted for up to…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 28, 2015
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Certification: What is the value?

Contributed by Competency & Credentialing Institute. The operating room is an increasingly specialized and complex practice area. Technology advances rapidly, and consumers of perioperative care demand safe, quality treatment. "Surgical intervention requires a well-honed team of experts that trust each other, from the physicians to nurses and surgical techs," Larry…

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By: Cynthia Allen, MA
September 1, 2010
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