by Infection Control Today
October 5, 2011 -- A new publication from the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) , "Sterile Processing in Healthcare Facilities: Preparing for Accreditation Surveys," will be available in mid-October.
The purpose of this guidance document is to help healthcare professionals prepare for an accrediting agency survey as it relates to the sterile processing of surgical instruments and other medical devices in healthcare settings. Accreditation agencies include the Joint Commission (TJC), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the American Association for Accreditation for Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Healthcare (AAAHC), the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), the American Osteopathic Association/Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (AOA/HFAP), the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP), DNV Healthcare (DNV), and state departments of health.
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