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Month: May 2019

CRASH CART MANDATES BY AAAASF

CRASH CART MANDATES BY AAAASF

If you are preparing your surgery center for accreditation or certification with AAAASF or if you are up for re-accreditation or re-certification; AAAASF mandates the following medications are to be stored in your crash-cart. If they are not present in the crash cart you will be cited with a deficiency. Below are the following medications that need to be identified during your AAAASF inspection:

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MANDATORY QUARTERLY FIRE DRILL

MANDATORY QUARTERLY FIRE DRILL

Fire Drills are mandatory and have to be conducted on a quarterly basis to maintain your surgery center accreditation and Medicare deem status certification for the surgery center. New mandates dictate that the individual in charge of initiating the drill (this person is deemed as the safety officer) must also submit to the Quality Committee a written critique evaluating the fire drill along with the actual documentation of the fire drill.

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MALIGNANT HYPERTHERMIA (MH) MOCK DRILL GUIDE

MALIGNANT HYPERTHERMIA (MH) MOCK DRILL GUIDE

Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) is a potentially fatal, inherited disorder usually associated with the administration of certain general anesthetics; triggering agent such as halothane, isoflurane, sevoflurane, desflurane or enflurane either alone or in combination with the depolarizing muscle relaxant. These drugs can induce a drastic and uncontrolled increase in skeletal muscle oxidative metabolism, which overwhelms the body’s capacity to supply oxygen, remove carbon dioxide, and regulate body temperature, eventually leading to circulatory collapse and death if not treated quickly.

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