Safety of personnel in perioperative environments
Perioperative environments and their associated risks are not only found in traditional acute care hospitals but are increasingly common in vision correction, dental offices and other health care settings. From medical devices to chemical and anesthetic agents, the new CSA Z305.0 Safety in Perioperative Environments provides organizations with systematic guidelines to develop and continuously improve safety.
Highlights of Z305.0-13 Include:
- Includes requirements for a quality management system (QMS) that addresses personnel safety, personnel qualifications & training, occupational health & safety and infection prevention & control
- A focus on hazards and risks associated with perioperative environments
- Guidance on appropriate policies and procedures
- Covers medical devices, chemical and anesthetic agents, and team risks
This is the first edition of CSA Z305.0, Safety of personnel in perioperative environments.
This Standard includes requirements for a quality management system (QMS) that addresses safety of personnel in perioperative environments including requirements for
a) establishing a QMS
c) policies and SOPs, clinical practice standards, and documentation
d) personnel qualifications and training
e) work areas and equipment
f) infection, prevention, and control
g) evaluation and purchase of reusable medical devices
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