Tools & Resources

 Here is a look inside our toolbox.

 

ACLS guidelines:  If you are stocking a new crash cart or emergency supplies, or want to review your equipment and supplies, it’s always good to have the resource. Click Here

 

AMA Profile Search:  Search for physician profiles here. Click Here

 

CMS Infection Control WorksheetClick Here

 

Cyber Security guidelines and policy guidance: provided by the Department of Homeland Security Click Here

 

CMS Memorandum Alert:  Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems:   In case you missed it, CMS recently released a memo discussing the use of Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems.  The memo dated 11/21/14 indicates that the use of these devices requires that the facility “must read and follow all of the manufacturer’s instructions” for use.  The memo provides guidance for intended use and limitations, which includes whether the device is “intended for professional or self testing”, as well as if the unit is being cleaned per manufacturer’s guidelines.  If you are performing blood glucose testing under your CLIA waiver, please be sure that you have reviewed the unit’s guidelines and that it is meant for use in your facility, it’s limitations, and how to clean.  Click Here

 

CMS rules:  I find I use this PDF frequently as a go to resource when updating policy and reviewing or adding processes. Click Here

 

DEA Drug Disposal Rules:  Here is the letter sent to physicians from the DEA regarding the new drug disposal rules. Click Here

 

Eyewash stationClick Here

 

EKG rhythm strip animation tools:  a great site that animates EKG rhythm strips for great practice Click Here

 

Hand Washing Printables:  find great hand washing printables from the WHO Click Here

 

Hard to find medical itemsClick Here

 

Health Care Logistics: Click Here

 

Infection Control web training for your Infection Control Coordinator: scroll down to find “courses for ambulatory surgery centers”.  It is great web based infection control training for the nurse who oversees your infection control program Click Here

 

Infection Control PPE Training: Can be found here Click Here

 

Lipid Rescue Guidelines: here is a great checklist for treatment of local anesthetic systemic toxicity Click Here

 

Look alike Sound Alike Compliance:  AAAHC requires that a list be maintained of look-alike sound alike medications, and that steps are in place to prevent errors. A good way to make sure your facility meets this requirement is to print the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (found here at this link: “Confused Name Drug List”), and highlight any medications used in your facility. Once identified, you may want to sticker those medications as an alert. You also can find some look-alike sound alike medications stickers for easy labeling here Click Here

 

Malignant Hyperthermia  guidelines:  MHAUS has invaluable tools for preparing for an emergency Click Here

 

National Practitioner Data Bank:  Provides query results for your credentialed providers Click Here

 

OIG Exclusion List:  Search for Medicare exclusions here Click Here

 

OSHA bloodborne facts information sheet:  This OSHA PDF is printable and a great resource for your facility’s OSHA Compliance Click Here

 

OSHA SDS sheet update requirements: find the current OSHA SDS update requirements Click Here

 

Phone a friend:  Need some help preparing for your survey? Policy updates? Quality studies? Leadership support?  Let me help!  Click Here

 

Photo ID badgesClick Here

 

Procedure cost by locationClick Here

 

Radiation TrainingClick Here

 

Sterilization TrainingClick Here

 

Check back regularly to find more helpful links!
If you do not see one that you need, please contact us at admin@almss.com