The 2023 version of the OctariusRx USP 800 assessment quiz is about to be released!
This is our first annual competency assessment focused on controlled substances and regulatory compliance. Ongoing education and assessments of staff in the handling of controlled substances not only helps with compliance, it’s also a great way to enhance patient safety. How are you assessing your staff?
Another year has flown by. Unbelievably, we are quickly approaching 2023 and it’s time to look back at of the biggest topics of 2022.
How much compliance costs is tricky to calculate, but there are multiple examples of organizations who have paid millions of dollars in fines from regulatory agencies, and/or medical malpractice lawsuits. Of course, there are many other ways facilities lose money because of poor practices, lack of oversight and expertise. What are some steps you can take to make your patients safer and greatly reduce your liability and costs?
The 2022 version of the OctariusRx USP 800 assessment quiz is about to be released!
The new version of USP Chapter 797 goes into effect November 1, 2023. Additionally, USP Chapter 800 (hazardous drugs) becomes enforceable on the same date. Is your facility fully compliant? What steps do you need to take to avoid patient safety issues and regulatory challenges?
Are you ready to comply with USP Chapters 797 and 800? When was the last time you had a full assessment done to determine your level of compliance?
Our 2021-2022 flu season benchmarking study is complete and available for our clients. Take a look and see how your facility did. Do you know what the specialty averages are? Where do you rank relative to facilities in your specialty? How about overall? Did you meet or exceed the vaccination expectations?
Antibiotic stewardship is a global issue and it’s something we all must address. At the facility level, it’s not only a regulatory concern, it’s a patient safety issue. With the ongoing global spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID- 19), the issue of antibiotic stewardship (already a significant focus by the certification and accreditation bodies), has been pushed even further out into the spotlight. Beyond just being a survey challenge, antibiotic stewardship can have a profound impact on patient outcomes — not only today’s patients, but also future patients.