The manual provides you with all standards, elements of performance (EPs), National Patient Safety Goals, and Accreditation Participation Requirements (APRs) for labs, effective January 1, 2023. All the information you need is 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 the survey option you select. Standards for all these laboratory specialties appear in the 2023 CAMLAB. The “Standards Applicability Grid” chapter helps an organization determine which standards and EPs in the manual apply to its service(s). These applicability grids allow you to identify the laboratory specialties, as you identified them in your E-App, and find standards that apply to your organization.
"All laboratories or point-of-care testing programs accredited by The Joint Commission need this manual."
-- Valerie Ng, PhD MD (Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital) Doody's Review
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-- Valerie Ng, PhD MD (Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital) Doody's Review previous version
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-- Valerie Ng, PhD MD (Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital) Doody's Review - previous edition
This book is intended for anyone involved in Joint Commission accreditation of a clinical laboratory and/or point-of-care testing program. This includes laboratorians, healthcare organization executives, and personnel overseeing overall regulatory activities. This book meets the needs of its intended audience.