New book from JCR offers guide to reprocessing reusable medical devices
A new book from Joint Commission Resources tackles the top infection prevention and control (IC) compliance challenge facing hospitals — the effective and safe cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of reusable surgical instruments and medical devices to mitigate immediate threat to patient health or safety.
The book — The Joint Commission Guide to Reprocessing Reusable Medical Devices — offers step-by-step guidance from Sylvia Garcia-Houchins, MBA, RN, CIC, Director, Infection Prevention and Control, The Joint Commission, an expert on reprocessing. It also:
- Addresses the hierarchy to follow when developing reprocessing policies, procedures, and protocols.
- Covers Joint Commission and Joint Commission International requirements related to reprocessing.
- Identifies what surveyors look for when observing reprocessing activities.
- Includes downloadable and customizable tools and checklists.