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HOSPITAL CRITICAL
ROOM CERTIFICATIONS
Paul Mocny, TBE, CxA
MESA3, Inc.

H

ospital accreditation is a process used by healthcare
organizations to evaluate their level of performance
in comparison to established standards. Accredited
hospitals benefit from a better quality of patient care and a
competitive advantage in marketing and staff recruitment. Part
of the process towards earning and maintaining accreditation
involves testing rooms deemed to be critical, and this is where
Test and Balance agencies can assist in their compliance.

and is the nation's largest standards-setting and accrediting
body in health care. On a three year cycle and ±2-3 months
from the last review date, a team from the Joint Commission
arrives unannounced to a hospital. They perform a review of
the hospital's documentation and process for ensuring their
critical rooms are in code compliance. Their review includes a
walk-through of the hospital and a field confirmation of room
pressures.

The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 21,000
health care organizations and programs in the United States

A process needs to be in hand at the hospital to ensure code
compliance, but the Joint Commission does not mandate specifics.

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