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

ISBN# 9781635853599

The official Joint Commission accreditation standards for laboratories and point-of-care testing for 2024. Release Date: December 15, 2023. Softcover. 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 2024 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 2024. 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.

Please note: The CAMLAB is published annually. It is not updated throughout the year. The most up-to-date standards throughout 2024 are available electronically through E-dition®, found on your Joint Commission Connect® extranet site or available for purchase here.

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

  • “Gold tab” standards requirements, including the standards, EPs, National Patient Safety Goals, and Accreditation Participation Requirements effective January 1, 2024
  • “Blue tab” 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
  • 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
  • Color-coded blue and gold tabs allow you to find exactly what you need when you need it
  • “What’s New” summary of changes made since the previous edition

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 

If you prefer this manual in digital format, get the PDF version of the 2024 CAMLAB. Choose E-Book or Site License in the drop-down menu for Book Format above. 

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