2024 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Laboratory and Point-of-Care Testing (CAMLAB Site License)

ISBN# 9781635853605

The official Joint Commission accreditation standards for laboratories and point-of-care testing for 2024. Release Date: December 15, 2023. PDF Site License. 766 pages. No Update Service.

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2024 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Laboratory and Point-of-Care Testing
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The PDF version of the 2024 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Laboratory and Point-of-Care Testing (CAMLAB) provides all laboratory standards, elements of performance (EPs), National Patient Safety Goals®, and Accreditation Participation Requirements (APRs) effective January 1, 2024.

Please note: This PDF manual is a digital version of the hard-copy 2024 CAMLAB effective January 1, 2024. It will not be updated throughout 2024. Please refer to your E-dition® for any updates.

Understanding Which Standards Apply. The Joint Commission surveys many types of organizations under the laboratory standards, including hospital laboratories, reference and stand-alone laboratories, point-of-care testing sites, in vitro fertilization (IVF) laboratories, physician office laboratories, ambulatory care laboratories, anatomic pathology laboratories, and other laboratory organizations. Eligibility requirements will differ based on the laboratory specialties provided and survey option you select; more information is available on The Joint Commission’s website. Standards for all these laboratory specialties appear in the 2024 CAMLAB. Eligibility requirements will differ based on the services provided and survey option you select. More information is available in the “Standards Applicability Grid” chapter of the CAMLAB or E-dition.

Key Topics

  • Accreditation requirements, including standards, EPs, National Patient Safety Goals, and Accreditation Participation Requirements effective January 1, 2024
  • Accreditation process information about Joint Commission policies and procedures and practical survey preparation information on the Early Survey Policy, documentation requirements, standards applicability, and more
  • Keys to successfully using the manual for survey preparedness

Key Features

  • Icons to help navigate documentation requirements as well as risk areas
  • “What’s New” summary of changes

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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