Sentinel Event Alert 53: Managing risk during transition to new ISO tubing connector standards

Tubing misconnections continue to cause severe patient injury and death, since tubes with different functions can easily be connected using luer connectors, or connections can be “rigged” (constructed) using adapters, tubing or catheters. Learn More

Take 5: Quick Safety 

Wednesday August 20, 2014


Mark Crafton, MPA, MT(ASCP), executive director of communications and external relations, discusses “Quick Safety,” The Joint Commission’s latest safety publication. These short reports highlight emerging safety issues and provide timely information and suggested actions for organizations. Learn more about this new quality and safety resource. Listen to podcast





Nurses and other health care professionals do remarkable things that touch, improve and heal the lives of patients and their families each day. However, these events get little media coverage. We want to change that. Here are two amazing examples, and we ask our readers to send us more. 
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Check out this free online Learning Module and Index of Resources.  If you work in a nursing home, assisted living facility or related health care setting take advantage of this unique opportunity to educate your team and improve care and safety.  View Infographic or Learn More.

Field Review Open for Public Comment 

Thursday July 10, 2014
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The Joint Commission is proposing changes to the requirements for the Advanced Palliative Care Certification Program and is seeking input from the field.  Learn More


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