PolicySource: P&Ps for Compliance with Joint Commission Requirements (Laboratory Version)


Dozens of downloadable sample P&Ps, required by Joint Commission laboratory standards, reviewed and approved by The Joint Commission. Updated as requirements change so your P&Ps are always compliant. 

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PolicySource: P&Ps for Compliance with Joint Commission Requirements (Laboratory Version)
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Product Description

Product Description

Just for laboratories, this easy-to-navigate, web-based portal offers standardized, downloadable, adaptable policies, procedures, protocols, and plans organized by and correlated to actual Joint Commission standards in the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Laboratory and Point-of-Care Testing (CAMLAB) and its E-dition®counterpart.

An annual subscription to PolicySource will provide access to sample P&Ps for both organization-based and freestanding laboratories. The P&Ps will be reviewed and updated as needed alongside the twice-annual release of updated Joint Commission standards. The sample P&Ps in PolicySource include content (shaded in yellow on the sample P&Ps) that goes above and beyond Joint Commission standards and, therefore, is not specifically required. The information is included to help you develop best-practice policies and procedures.

At its launch in August 2021, PolicySource Laboratory will include many (but not all) of the required P&Ps for Joint Commission accreditation. We will continue to add P&P templates for laboratories in the biannual updates in January and July until it addresses essentially every Joint Commission–required written P&P in the CAMLAB. In addition, future updates will include supplementary items listed as “Attachments”; these are examples of forms an organization might want to reference in support of the P&P.

Key Topics:

  • Why P&Ps are critical and how best to develop and manage them
  • Role of P&Ps in quality improvement and safety of individuals served
  • Continuous standards compliance and survey readiness
  • How to improve and create consistent P&Ps across sites following a merger or an acquisition
  • Samples of required P&Ps for Joint Commission laboratory accreditation
  • Samples of P&Ps identified by customers as being the most valuable, including those on document and process control, quality system assessment, and more

Key Features:

  • Downloadable and customizable P&Ps on a wide range of accreditation-related topics
  • Trusted content reviewed by subject matter experts from The Joint Commission
  • Regular updates to match Joint Commission standards changes
  • Checklist of all Joint Commission requirements that call for written P&Ps
  • Standardized templates for writing and managing your own P&Ps
  • Easy-to-navigate online portal

Standards: Various accreditation standards requiring written policies, plans, or procedures

Setting: Organizations accredited under the Laboratory Accreditation Program, including the following:

  • 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 embryology laboratories
  • Blood transfusion and donor center laboratories
  • Public health laboratories
  • Laboratories in federal health care facilities
  • Point-of-care test sites in patient care areas

Key Audience:

  • Leaders and administrators responsible for developing, managing, updating, and communicating P&Ps
  • Clinical leadership and pathologists
  • Accreditation professionals
  • Performance improvement specialists
  • Infection control practitioners
  • Patient safety officers
  • Human resources professionals
  • Facility managers
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