Laboratory Accreditation Standards: Accreditation Policies, Standards, Elements of Performance (LAS)
Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Softcover: 400 pages
Size: 6" x 9"
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Published by The Joint Commission, this compact and practical resource puts vital laboratory accreditation information at your fingertips.
Includes scoring information and measures of success designations!
This reference guide can be useful in meetings, for orientation and training, and as a quick overview of the Joint Commission accreditation standards for all your staff! The Laboratory Accreditation Standards puts all the standards, rationales, and elements of performance right at your fingertips. The LAS includes scoring information for all standards, including scoring categories and measures of success. This annual compact guide contains all the laboratory standards, rationales, elements of performance, scoring information, and accreditation policies and procedures included in the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual: Laboratory & Point-of-Care Testing (CAMLAB) , but in a paperback, spiral-bound, 6" x 9" edition.
A handy tool, it is designed for use in staff orientation, education, self-assessment, and continuous standards compliance. This new guide reflects changes as a result of The Joint Commission's Standards Improvement Initiative (SII) and features the following:
New and revised standards chapters
Reorganized and reformatted chapters
A ready-reference guide
A quick overview of the standards, rationales, and elements of performance
An affordable handbook to distribute to staff
Service applicability grids for laboratory standards
The Laboratory Accreditation Standards (LAS) contains all the revisions to the laboratory standards, rationales, elements of performance, and accreditation policies and procedures from the previous year. Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Laboratory and Point-of-Care Testing Services: The Official Handbook in a portable, user-friendly, 6"x9" format.
It works perfectly as a ready reference guide in meetings, as an orientation and training resource for new staff, and as a quick overview of the standards for senior hospital management personnel and board members. LAS also includes scoring information and a chapter with the newest National Patient Safety Goals. Handy tabs in the margin make it easy for you to quickly find the information you need.
Use this handy reference guide in meetings, for orientation and training, and as a quick overview of Joint Commission accreditation standards for everyone in your laboratory!
The Joint Commission's mission is to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization, established more than 50 years ago. Joint Commission is governed by a board that includes physicians, nurses, and consumers. Joint Commission sets the standards by which health care quality is measured in America and around the world. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the US. An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Since 1951, the Joint Commission has maintained state-of-the-art standards that focus on improving the quality and safety of care provided by health care organizations. The Joint Commission's comprehensive accreditation process evaluates an organization's compliance with these standards and other accreditation requirements.
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