How a dental practice is expected to manage its facility?
NABH standards guide dental healthcare providers about the minimum requirements that ensure the safe and secure environment for the patients, their families, staff & visitors.
1.Standards expect the facility is kept clean and hygiene is adequately maintained in all the areas of the practice.
2.Standards expect availability of safe drinking water at all the times in the practice.
3.Standards expect you to maintain a good air quality in the practice.
4.Standards expect the premises is capable of identifying & managing fire related accidents and has a provision of safe escape of the visitors in case there is fire emergency.
5.Standards expect the practice is designed to prevent accidental fall.
6.Standards expect that there is adequate training to the team members to take care of hazardous materials and there is a kit available to manage spillage of hazardous materials.
7.Standards expect that adequate care is taken to control the pest in the premises
8.Standards expect that dental practice has a plan to deal with the situations like flooding, earthquake , theft etc.
All these small steps helps us to comply to the NABH standards for Facility Management, Safety.
Our mission is to spread knowledge about healthcare quality and safety standards amongst the dental practitioners and encourage them to upgrade their services so that it compliant to the standards.
This will not only upgrade the quality of services that is offered at the healthcare organisation but also increase patient’s confidence in the organisation and help you retain more loyal patients in the practice.
One more key advantage of being compliant is – it helps you to document everything that you perform in the practice & thus avoid mistakes and further complications.
So at Dental business Masters we encourage you to start Accreditation Journey – Because Healthcare Can’t Be Compromised!
This article is authored by Dr Sameer Bhandari, Clinical Director and Co-founder, Dental Business Masters. He is the author of the best selling book – Because Healthcare Cannot Be Comprised ; a go to guide for all dental practitioners who want to provide quality healthcare to their patients and have the clinic accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH)