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Facts about the Official “Do Not Use” List of Abbreviations

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The Joint Commission’s “Do Not Use” List is part of the Information Management standards.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Patient Safety , Abbreviations , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

06/30/2015
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Facts about Joint Commission International

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Joint Commission International (JCI) was established in 1994 as a division of Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a private, not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , About The Joint Commission , Joint Commission International , Corporate Fact Sheets

06/30/2015
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New Joint Commission General Counsel Appointed

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The Joint Commission announces the appointment of Lisa Diehl Vandecaveye, JD, MBA, FACHE, to the position of general counsel, effective today.

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06/29/2015
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A Joint Commission and FDA Webinar on Reprocessing of Scopes Q&A Replay

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The objective of this webinar is to provide information on the FDA’s past and ongoing activities to minimize patient exposure to infections that can result from improperly reprocessing of scopes.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Infection Control , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Palliative Care , Webinar , Behavioral Health Home , FDA Reprocessing of Scopes

06/26/2015
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Perinatal Care

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New! Clarification to Perinatal Care measure PC-05: Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding. The expanded Perinatal Care (PC) measure set is comprised of 5 measures.

Related Items: Hospital , Performance Measurement , Core Measure Set

06/26/2015
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Prepublication Standards – New and Revised Laboratory Standards for Individualized Quality Control Plans (IQCP)

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On January 1, 2016, The Joint Commission will implement a new voluntary quality control (QC) option for clinical laboratories.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Laboratory Accreditation Program

06/23/2015
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Credentialing and Privileging Tips

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This resources provides basic definitions and tips on how to develop and implement your organization’s credentialing and privileging process.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation

06/19/2015
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2015 Stroke Seminar Questions and Answers

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Our 2015 Stroke Seminar was a great opportunity to learn from Joint Commission staff including Joint Commission Stroke Reviewers.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Primary Stroke , Seminars , Stroke , Comprehensive Stroke Center , Advanced Certification for Acute Stroke Ready Hospital

06/18/2015
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Benefits to Your Community and Program

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Programs that submit, track and adhere to Joint Commission core performance measures may be able to demonstrate improvement.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care

06/16/2015
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Audio Visual files for June 10 webinar: Improving Reimbursement in Behavioral Health Care

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Replay of complimentary webinar to learn more about Joint Commission behavioral health care accreditation and how it can help improve reimbursement.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar

06/11/2015
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Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions for Laboratories

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In order to capture emerging trends in laboratories and maintain alignment with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA ‘88) regulations, two areas of the for Laboratory and Point-of-Care Testing manual require updating.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Laboratory Accreditation Program

06/10/2015
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Picture this - new diagnostic imaging requirements

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The Joint Commission’s new diagnostic imaging requirements for hospital and ambulatory care programs go into effect July 1, 2015.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , Imaging

06/09/2015
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Emergency Management Resources - Leadership through Crisis

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Emergency Management Resources - Leadership through Crisis. Updated June 2015.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Emergency Planning , Hospital , Emergency Preparedness , Emergency Management

06/08/2015
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Emergency Management Resources - Legal/Ethical Issues

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Legal/Ethical Emergency Management Resources. See the Joint Commission Emergency Management Portal for additional resources. Update June 2015.

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06/08/2015
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National Time Out Day 2015

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National Time Out Day (June 10, 2015) is an annual awareness campaign created by AORN and supported by The Joint Commission for its ability to increase awareness of safe practices that lead to optimal outcomes for patients undergoing surgery and other invasive procedures.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Patient Safety , Time Out Day

06/08/2015
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Time Out Infographic

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The Joint Commission encourages health care organizations to commit to conducting a safe, effective time out for every patient, every time.

Related Items: Patient Safety , Time Out Day

06/08/2015
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Prepublication Standards – Revisions to Deemed Program Requirements for Critical Access Hospitals

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In the May 12, 2014 Federal Register, CMS published changes to its CoPs for critical access hospitals (CAH). These revisions were part of CMS’s efforts to remove unnecessary, obsolete, or excessively burdensome requirements.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Critical Access Hospital

06/08/2015
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Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions for Nursing Care Centers

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As part of the ongoing review process for the Nursing Care Center accreditation requirements, staff identified opportunities to improve and clarify several existing accreditation standards.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Nursing Care Center

06/08/2015
Blog

Taking time out before procedures: a team effort

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It’s not just a Joint Commission requirement nor one more check on the checklist. Taking a time out is actually a team effort, with every member in the surgical suite or procedure room accountable to the patient and his or her teammates.

Related Items: Blog , Patient Safety , Time Out Day

06/08/2015
06/03/2015
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Health Care Staffing Services Certification

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Comp webinar May 28, 2015 added.

06/03/2015
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Recording and Slides from Strategies for a Successful Health Care Staffing Services Certification Review

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Recording now posted for Health Care Staffing Services Certification May 28 Teleconference.

Related Items: Health Care Staffing , HCS Previous Teleconferences

06/03/2015
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Joint Commission Joins White House Effort to Reduce Antibiotic Overuse

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As part of the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship today, The Joint Commission announced its commitment today to increase its efforts to promote effective antibiotic stewardship within health care facilities.

Related Items: Infection Control , Antimicrobial Stewardship

06/02/2015
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Stroke Certification Programs – Program Concept Comparison

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Stroke Certification Programs – Program Concept Comparison

Related Items: Primary Stroke , Comprehensive Stroke Center , Comparisons , Acute Stroke Ready Hospital

06/02/2015