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CMS Letter on Safe Use of Single Dose Vials

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reiterated its policy prohibiting multiple uses of vials labeled for single use in a letter to the agency’s state Survey Directors. #InfectionPrevention #PatientCare #PatientSafety

Survey-and-Cert-Letter-12-35.pdf


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CMS's Flash Sterilization Memorandum

Flash sterilizaton clarification; clarifies what the meaning of the term, and how to distinguish appropriate from inappropriate use of flash sterilization. #LegislationorRegulation #ConditionsforCoverage #InfectionPrevention

CMS Flash Sterilization Memorandum.pdf


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Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care (CDC)

Summary guide of infection prevention recommendations for outpatient (ambulatory care) settings. They reflect existing evidence-based guidelines produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. #Guide ...

standards-of-ambulatory-care-7-2011.pdf




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Infection Prevention Checklist for Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care

checklist for use in ensuring that the facility has appropriate infection prevention policies and procedures in place and supplies to allow healthcare personnel to provide safe care. Also used to systematically assess personnel adherence to correct infection prevention practices. (Assessment of...

ambulatory-care-checklist-07-2011.pdf



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Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities, 2008

Evidence-based recommendations on the preferred methods for cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of patient-care medical devices and for cleaning and disinfecting the healthcare environment. #Guide #InfectionPrevention

CDC Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities 2008.pdf