Hospital Msds

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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Having a complete hospital MSDS database is essential if your healthcare company plans on earning full accreditation and licensure with JCAHO. There are so many reasons to take these steps that it hardly seems worth belaboring them all, but a small sampling follows. Remember, in a healthcare business where care is growing increasingly nameless and faceless, patients often base their choices on small differences that set one provider apart from the rest.

The most important reason to seek JCAHO accreditation is to fulfill state requirements that permit you to practice medicine. Without this, all other efforts to improve your facility are essentially meaningless. Beyond that, though, accreditation can assist in recruiting new workers, attracting more patients, grading your facility's overall performance, and expediting third-party payment. And those are just a few of the benefits.

What's Contained in Your Hospital MSDS?

A hospital MSDS is just like any other MSDS database you'd find in a plant or factory. Just as any industrial machine shop keeps a record of its solvents and solutions, so too do healthcare organizations track the chemicals they use not only in various treatments, but in emergency supplies, janitorial closets, or anywhere else hazmats enter the picture. These MSDS listings keep tabs on CAS numbers, handling procedures, and important temperature points as well.

One of the advantages of an MSDS online is the central access it provides maintenance workers, doctors, nurses, and emergency responders. If there's an accident at a hospital, police and firefighters can use an online MSDS database to find the emergency supplies they need on the double. A good system will narrow down searches and list inventories for every closet, cabinet, and office in every room of a hospital, which can easily be the difference between life and death.


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msds sheets

Is it required that each hospial dept hold a copy of msds sheets pertinent to the dept as well as one full paper copy for all products in the hospital?