2023 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Laboratory and Point-of-Care Testing (CAMLAB Softcover)

ISBN# 9781635852844

The official Joint Commisson accreditation standards for laboratories and point-of-care testing for 2023.
Release Date: December 15, 2022. Softcover. 778 pages. 

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Product Description

The 2023 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Laboratory and Point-of-Care Testing (CAMLAB) provides the official Joint Commission standards, elements of performance (EPs), National Patient Safety Goals®, and other accreditation requirements for labs for 2023. 
The portable CAMLAB is spiral bound with color-coded tabs that allow you to find exactly what you need for standards compliance or survey readiness when you need it. Inside you’ll find descriptions of the survey and decision process, questions to prompt discussion in your organization about compliance with the standards, checklists of the EPs that require written documentation, and action planning worksheets to address any issues of noncompliance. 
Please note: The CAMLAB is published annually. The most up-to-date standards throughout 2023 are available electronically through E-dition®, found on your Joint Commission Connect® extranet site, or are available for purchase.
Key Topics:
  • “Gold tab” standards requirements including the standards, elements of performance, National Patient Safety Goals®, and Accreditation Participation Requirements effective January 1, 2023
  • “Blue tab” accreditation process information about Joint Commission policies and procedures and practical survey preparation information on the Early Survey Policy, documentation requirements, patient safety systems, and more
  • Several appendixes, including one on standards related to Individualized Quality Control Plans (IQCP) and one on duplicated standards between the laboratory and hospital accreditation programs
  • Keys to successfully using the manual for survey preparedness
Key Features:
  • Survey readiness tools including compliance prompts, documentation checklists, and action planning worksheets in every standards chapter
  • Icons to help navigate documentation requirements as well as risk areas
  • “What’s New” summary of changes made since the previous print edition
  • Color-coded blue and gold tabs allow you to find exactly what you need when you need it
  • Softcover, spiral-bound book
Standards: All laboratory standards 
Setting: Organizations accredited under the Laboratory Accreditation Program, including 
  • Laboratories in hospitals, clinics, nursing care facilities, home care organizations, behavioral health care organizations, ambulatory sites and physician offices
  • Reference laboratories
  • Freestanding laboratories, such as assisted reproductive technology laboratories
  • Blood transfusion and donor center laboratories
  • Public health laboratories, including Indian Health Service laboratories
  • Laboratories in federal health care facilities, such as the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Point-of-care test sites in patient care areas, which may include blood gas laboratories providing services to patients in emergency rooms, surgical suites, and cardiac catheterization laboratories
Key Audience: Staff responsible for accreditation, compliance, patient safety, or quality improvement 
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