Accreditation Resource Services Newsletter
April 2020

New or Updated Resource & Staff Training Library Postings

The Resource Library

Member organizations are allowed unlimited access to our electronic resource library. The library holds over 725 template policies, documents, and other tools addressing accreditation standards and CMS requirements. The documents are formatted in Microsoft Word so that they can easily be downloaded and customized. The library is updated regularly with new or revised templates as requirements to standards and regulations are developed or changed.
The Below List Includes Updated or Newly Added Resource Library Tools to Assist You.
Resource Library postings are downloaded from the ARS Members Section.
Login or connect to the ARS Members Section and select New Postings from the main navigation.
01. 4/30/20 Tool - Competency Checklist for Providing Supplemental Oxygen
02. 4/30/20 Tool - Competency Checklist for Nebulizer Breathing Treatments and MDI
03. 4/30/20 Tool - Competency Checklist for Basic Ventilator Management NIV and CPAP
04. 4/27/20 Tool - Signage for Visitors on Face Covering & Social Distancing
05. 4/11/20 Tool - CDC PPE Burn Rate Calculator
06. 4/10/20 Policy - COVID-19 and EMTALA Requirements
07. 4/8/20 Tool - Documentation of Non-Compliance to CIHQ Accreditation Standards due to COVID-19 Pandemic
08. 4/8/20 Tool - COVID-19 Section 1135 Waiver Request for Utilities & Life Safety Maintenance & Testing
09. 4/6/20 Policy - Utilizing CMS Section 1135 Waivers during the COVID-19 Pandemic
10. 4/2/20 Policy - Management of Healthcare Personnel COVID-19 Exposure

The Staff Training Library

Member organizations can access a list of staff training modules. These modules can be used to train your staff on a variety of regulatory subjects. Each module is fully customizable and can be tailored to meet your organization's needs.
The Below List Includes Updated or Newly Added Staff Training Library Tools to Assist You.
Staff Training Library postings are downloaded from the ARS Members Section.
Login or connect to the ARS Members Section and select New Postings from the main navigation.
01. 4/28/20 Being a Patient Safety Attendant (Sitter)
The Below List Includes Updated or Newly Added Reference Library Tools to Assist You.
Reference Library postings are downloaded from the ARS Members Section.
Login or connect to the ARS Members Section and select New Postings from the main navigation.
01. 4/13/20 CMS - COVID-19 & FAQ on Medicare Fee for Service Billing
02. 4/11/20 CMS - Recommendations for Non-Emergency Elective Procedures
03. 4/11/20 CDC - Criteria for Laboratory Testing - COVID-19
04. 4/11/20 CDC - Guidelines for Use of Personal Protective Equipment
05. 4/11/20 FDA - Guidance on Reuse of Surgical Masks & Gowns
06. 4/06/20 TJC - Coronavirus (COVID - 19) Trusted Guidance. Trusted Resources
07. 4/06/20 CDC - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Guidance Documents
08. 4/06/20 FDA - Ventilator Supply Mitigation Strategies: Letter to Health Care Providers
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