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Educate leadership on USP expectations with this excerpt

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January 23, 2020

Help your leadership understand the upcoming accreditation survey process once new USP protections for hospital workers handling hazardous drugs go fully into effect (see article above) with this excerpt from HCPro’s, “USP <800>: How to Prepare for the New Hazardous Drug Requirements.,” written by written by Kurt Patton, MS, RPh, a pharmacist and former director of accreditation services for The Joint Commission (TJC), as well as founder of Patton Healthcare Consulting, in Naperville, Illinois.

Chapter 10: The Accreditation Survey Process

All accrediting bodies assign teams of individuals to assess hospitals. These teams include physicians, nurses, administrators, Life Safety Code® (LSC) specialists, and sometimes pharmacists. The very first survey activity is document review, which will include a review of policies, plans, performance data, and external inspection reports. This is usually performed by the surveyors in isolation from hospital staff.

Help your leadership understand the upcoming accreditation survey process once new USP protections for hospital workers handling hazardous drugs go fully into effect



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