Accreditation is a critical process to promote safety and demonstrate the safety of a facility through its compliance with rigorous standards. The COVID-19 pandemic has made all aspects of accreditation, especially infection prevention and emergency preparedness, more relevant. Patients are now more aware of these areas of clinical practice; therefore, facilities need to deal with the current emergency and prepare to adapt to the next. AAAASF's accreditation programs assess safety and provide a framework for all facilities to pursue ongoing performance improvement, and this talk provides important guidance and lessons learned throughout the pandemic.
Lecturers: Dr. Monte Goldstein & Tom Terranova, American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF)