No one likes to be caught off guard by a last-minute accreditation audit or survey, especially when tensions are high, resources and staff are stretched thin, and potential contaminants are myriad. But facilities can get out ahead of surveys and reviews with a commitment to regular, practical steps and established protocols and routines that can make readiness and quality second nature. This readiness has never been more important to a facility’s reputation and accreditation and to patient safety and care.