Inspection Elements Common to Multiple Facilities
This reminder concerns the entry of information into the laptop prior to an inspection. There may be situations when an inspector will perform inspections of facilities with different Facility ID Numbers but which share some common items which you will inspect. For example, the same interpreting physicians as a group of interpreting physicians may interpret mammograms at multiple facilities; and/or, the same medical physicist may provide a facility's annual survey to multiple facilities.
In these cases, it may prove more convenient for both the inspector and the facility, to enter the data into the laptop at your office prior to the actual inspection at the facility. It is important to remember that during the inspection you will still have to confirm the information you entered prior to the inspection, paying particular attention to time-sensitive items such as currency of licenses/certificates, continuing experience, and continuing medical/education units. Whenever possible, pre-entering such common elements into the laptop could help shorten the on-site inspection time.