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October 26, 2016 Accreditation News – Volume 8, Issue 4

Don’t Let ASP Bite For the past years, there has been an ongoing effort to implement Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASP) at all levels of care. The implementation of the ASP has now become an element of the Centers for Medicare Services (CMS) survey process, and thus has also become a standard with The Joint Commission (TJC) and other accrediting organizations. Each hospital, long-term care, ambulatory care, and home-care organization, or for that matter, any agency that prescribes antibiotics, should develop a program that will meet [...]

October 26, 2016 Accreditation News – Volume 8, Issue 4 2016-11-29T23:57:52+00:00

May-September Accreditation News 2016 – California Special Supplement – Volume 8, Issue 3

CA ONLY: Hospital Language Assistance Services in California On December 15, 2015, the California Department of Public Health posted an “All Facilities Letter” related to Assembly Bill 389. This bill requires general acute care hospitals to make its language assistance policy available on their websites. The posted notice on the hospital website should be in English and in up to five of the other most commonly spoken languages in the hospital’s service area, and is to be updated as policy changes occur. Each general acute [...]

May-September Accreditation News 2016 – California Special Supplement – Volume 8, Issue 3 2016-11-30T00:22:21+00:00