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Biosafety Basics are More Important than Ever
DEA Controlled Substances Programs - Are You Compliant?
Using Practice Interview Sessions to Strengthen Your Survey Preparedness Within The Environment Of Care
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Tips from the Experts
Biosafety Basics are More Important than Ever
Awareness Training is Key
by Susanne L. Simon, M.S.

Advances in equipment technology and procedures have brought many new preventive measures and safety controls to the biological laboratory. However, most aspects of laboratory-based research have remained virtually unchanged and remain a source of potential infections caused by simple human and mechanical error in the laboratory.
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Using Practice Interview Sessions to Strengthen Your Survey Preparedness Within The Environment Of Care
by Nanette E. Moss, M.S., C.I.H.

Preparing for The Joint Commission (JC) survey process within the Environment of Care (EC) is challenging because virtually all internal services used to support patient care, including all areas of the EC, may be audited. A healthcare institution must be prepared for the survey interview session to proceed in almost any direction and to involve any staff member. Practice interview sessions, if done properly, can dramatically improve the performance of hospital staff in actual JC surveys.


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