We have a small OR at our hospital....only 2 operating rooms and a GI Lab, and a 2 bed PACU, and we do our own sterile processing. We have never been JCAHO accredited, but are in the process of preparing for our first survey, and we need some input!
Does your facility keep a log book for logging specimins collected in surgery and sent to the lab?
Do you keep all medications locked? Or just narcotics?
(I checked on JCAHO website, and it doesn't appear this is necessary if they are "reasonable secure")
How are your Doc's coping with the new "time out" for site verification in your OR? (We have one that is totally refusing!)