The Joint Commission stipulates seven management plans for hospital accreditation. One of the seven is safety. Safety includes a range of hazards including mishaps, injuries on the job, and patient care hazards. The most common safety mishaps are "needle-sticks" (staff accidentally stick themselves with a needle) or patient injury during care. As a manager, ensure all staff and patients are safe within the facility.
Note: it’s everyone’s responsibility!
There are several meetings that medical equipment managers are required to attend as the organizations technical representative. The following are:
• Patient Safety
• Environment of Care
• Space Utilization Committee
• Equipment Review Board
• Infection Control (optional)