Focus: Infection Control

Two reasons why ambulatory care facilities struggle with infection control standards

May 3, 2019

Three of the 10 most problematic standards for accredited ambulatory care organizations and office-based surgery practices were related to infection and prevention control activities, according to an article on the Becker's ASC Review website.

According to Sylvia Garcia-Houchins, The Joint Commission's infection control director, two reasons why organizations struggle to comply with these standards are the increasing use of robotics and discarding manufacturer's guidelines. 

Garcia-Houchins recommends educating staff on best practices for infection control and providing online access to the manufacturer's guidelines.

She also suggested using online courses, guidelines and support offered by The Joint Commission, CDC and professional medical/surgical organizations.

Read the article.


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