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Healing is Coming - February 2021 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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H ow's this for stressful? A surveyor from one of the main accrediting agencies knocked on our surgery center's door early one morning in October 2019. The surprise visit came on a day packed with cases and within a week of each of us taking on new adminis- trative roles. It was also eight months before our official survey was scheduled to take place. F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 1 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T • 5 1 Linda Nelson, MSN, RN-BC, and Anissa Harris | Dunedin, Fla. Accreditation Inspection Insights Hard work and plenty of preparation helped us ace our survey during the pandemic. TRACKING CHANGES Keeping copies of policy changes you've made that correspond to your accrediting agency's operational handbook makes prepping for surveys a breeze. Amanda Harris

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