March 2021 Newsletter                  
This month we celebrate with mixed emotions the retirement of Judy Courtemanche, past President and Founder of Courtemanche & Associates, and we wish her health and happiness in her new endeavors.

Having led the company from the days of its inception within an office in a closet in her home, consulting all day and developing her vision and dream for Courtemanche & Associates at night, Judy's desire to support organization's with elevating the quality and safety of the care they provide has been relentless. Within just a few years, she grew C&A into the robust company that she has now handed off to our new President & CEO, Sandeep Goel. 
Under Sandeep's leadership, we will continue to deliver the highest level of services that you have come to know and expect from Courtemanche & Associates.

We hope that all of our readers will pause for a moment and think about their encounters with Judy and how she may have impacted their lives and careers. We here at C&A have certainly done so and while we reflect on an amazing past, we look to the future and continuing our partnerships with all of our clients.

New Requirements on the Horizon:  
Resuscitative Services
On December 21, 2020, The Joint Commission published a new, updated version of their proposed Resuscitation Standards. While some of the revisions appear to be simple word-smithing opportunities, there are several changes,
if adopted as written, that organizations will want to be aware of.Read More  
About the Author -
Pat Cook is Senior Consultant, Lead of Administrative Services at Courtemanche & Associates. A Registered Pharmacist, Pat has nearly four decades of healthcare administrative and regulatory experience. With her extensive healthcare background, Pat serves as a knowledgeable resource to new and existing clients, helping to guide them through their accreditation and regulatory needs.Read more about Pat and our team.   
Cleaning and Preparing Ultrasound Transducers Between Patients

A frequently asked question on mock surveys is, "How do I know what type of cleaning and disinfection process is needed for my ultrasound transducers (probes)?"
The use of diagnostic ultrasound imaging continues to expand beyond the conventional settings of radiology, cardiology, and obstetrics. Today, point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is widely utilized at the bedside throughout hospitals, as well as in physician offices and ambulatory care locations. Read more. 
 About the Author - 
Denise Smith, RN,MS,CLNC is an Associate Consultant with Courtemanche & Associates.  Denise has more than 40 years of experience and expertise in Infection Prevention, Sterile Processing, Legal Nurse Consulting, Quality and Resource Management, Clinical Education, and a variety of acute inpatient and outpatient care settings.Clinically, Denise is a licensed Registered Nurse with an extensive background in Infection Prevention and Control for perioperative settings, Sterile Processing and Quality Management. Read more about Denise and our team. 
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