JCAHO approves laboratory standards for tissue storage and issuance.
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations,
n.pr the United States body that accredits healthcare organizations.
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO/TJC),
n. (JCAHO JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, see there ) Standards and Survey Procedures (SSP (1) (Service Switching Point) The local exchange node in an SS7 telephone network. The SSP can be part of the voice switch or in a separate computer connected to it. ) Committee has approved the field review of modified laboratory standards that address tissue storage and issuance. The modified standards would also be applicable to hospitals and ambulatory care facilities, which also store and issue tissue.
According to JCAHOline, the Ambulatory Care and Hospital Professional and Technical Advisory Committees reviewed the existing laboratory tissue storage and issuance standards and supported the inclusion of the standards in their respective accreditation manuals.
Examples of tissue specimens that might be found in an organization include arteries, bone, bone marrow, cartilage, cord blood, cornea cornea: see eye. , dura, eggs, embryo, fascia fascia (făsh`ēə), fibrous tissue network located between the skin and the underlying structure of muscle and bone. Fascia is composed of two layers, a superficial layer and a deep layer. , heart valves, skin, sperm, stem cells, tendons, veins, and other cellular-based transplant or implant products.
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