How to Write a “Power Strip” (RPT) Policy for Healthcare Facilities

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Confused about CMS requirements for “power strips,” some of which are technically referred to as RPTs (relocatable power taps)? You’re not alone!

Material from CMS (Centers for Medical and Medicaid Services) is not easy to turn into a coherent policy. Accrediting organizations, like The Joint Commission, don’t help much.

The November 2017 issue of AAMI News has a one-page article I wrote to try to clear things up. It includes a policy template and suggests some ideas for writing your own policy—one that will help you cost-effectively comply with CMS and related requirements.

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