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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Initiatives

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Sudden cardiac arrest accounts for approximately 350,000 deaths in the United States annually; while many people affected have a history of cardiac disease, countless others have no cardiac history and are unaware of any risk factors.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Disease-Specific Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Monograph , Performance Measurement , Other Measures , Research Resources

05/21/2014
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Joint Commission Primary Care Medical Home Self-Assessment Tool

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For organizations that want to elect the Joint Commissions Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) certification option, this self-assessment tool can be used to determine to what extent the PCMH requirements are being met.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Primary Care Medical Home

05/15/2014
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Most Challenging Primary Care Medical Home Requirements

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Most Challenging Primary Care Medical Home Requirements in 2013.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Primary Care Medical Home , Most Challenging Standards

05/12/2014
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Appreciating nurses 365 days a year, not just during Nurses’ Week

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The Joint Commission strongly believes that nurses play a pivotal role in the delivery of high-quality, high-reliability health care.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Nursing , Palliative Care , Nurse , Nurses' Week

05/07/2014
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Enterprise Champion for Quality Publicity Kit

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Publicity Kit for the Enterprise Champion for Quality Award Winners.

Related Items: Home Care , Enterprise Champion for Quality , Franchisor Recognition , Ambulatory Health Care

04/30/2014
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We are listening…Make the Customer Value Assessment Work for You!

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Tell us what you expect from your survey. Help The Joint Commission improve its survey process and make the Customer Value Assessment work for you.

Related Items: Ambulatory Blog , Ambulatory Health Care

04/29/2014
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Standards Applicability Grid for Urgent Care Settings

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Elements of Performance (EPs) applicable to the urgent/immediate care service in the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Urgent Care , Applicability Grid

04/28/2014
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Desperately Seeking (Urgent Care) Patients?

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Set your urgent care organization apart from others! Read some great ideas and resources to help your urgent care organization think like a retailer.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory Blog , Urgent Care

04/15/2014
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Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family-Centered Care

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This monograph was developed by The Joint Commission to inspire hospitals to integrate concepts from the communication, cultural competence, and patient- and family-centered care fields into their organizations.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Hospital , Monograph , Research Resources

04/03/2014
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Focusing on Provider-Performed Microscopy Procedure Requirements for Ambulatory Health Care

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Do you find the laboratory Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) requirements for ambulatory health care a little confusing? There certainly are some gray areas. So we asked Stacy Olea, field director for the laboratory and ambulatory health care programs, to provide some clarity on the requirements for organizations that have Certificates of Provider-Performed Microscopy Procedures (PPMP).

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04/01/2014
03/31/2014
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Guest Blogger Pearl Darling: Ambulatory Settings Applying the “Golden Rule” in Adverse Events

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Ambulatory practices face many challenges every day. While they all strive to provide safe, efficient care, there are times when things just go wrong.

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03/04/2014
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CLABSI Toolkit and Monograph

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Access current information and find guidance on practices, as well as the most appropriate tools, resources, and education to assist your organization in reducing CLABSIs.

Related Items: Health Care-Associated Infections , Research Resources , Infection Control , Home Care , Disease-Specific Care , CLABSI , Hospital , Central line , Ambulatory Health Care , Nursing Care Center , Toolkit

02/25/2014
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Guest Blogger John Maurer: Asked & Answered – Questions from Ambulatory Care Conference Attendees

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Environment of care insights for Ambulatory Care customers.

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02/20/2014
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Facts about the Early Survey Policy

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The Joint Commission’s Early Survey Policy allows healthcare organizations to undergo a survey prior to having the ability to demonstrate full compliance with all Joint Commission standards, and receive a preliminary accreditation decision.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Survey Process , Accreditation

02/11/2014
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Facts about Ambulatory Care Accreditation

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The Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program was established in 1975, and today more than 2,100 freestanding ambulatory care organizations are Joint Commission-accredited.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Advanced Imaging , Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation , Ambulatory Health Care , Diagnostic/Theraputic , Endoscopy , Imaging Centers , Medical/Dental , Office-Based Surgery , Sleep Centers , Urgent Care , Telehealth/NonSurgical , Telehealth/Surgical , Accreditation , Accreditation Program

02/06/2014
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Guest Blogger Darrell Anderson Asks, “Whither Goeth the ASC industry?”

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Discover insights regarding the Ambulatory Care marketplace.

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02/06/2014
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01/17/2014
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Facts about the Universal Protocol

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The Joint Commission Board of Commissioners originally approved the Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure and Wrong Person Surgery™ in July 2003, and it became effective July 1, 2004 for all accredited hospitals, ambulatory care and office-based surgery facilities.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Universal Protocol , Patient Safety Fact Sheets , Wrong Site Surgery

01/17/2014
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Best of the Blogs for 2013

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After the year’s end is a good time to reflect on our ambulatory ‘musings’ for 2013. Let’s draw your attention to some of the highlights of 2013 ambulatory care blog postings.

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01/09/2014

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