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Disease-Specific Care/DSC Update/Advanced Certification/Disease-Specific Care Updates

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Teleconference Audio Replay: Inpatient Diabetes: Be an Ace about the Follow-Up Appointment Prior to Discharge - October 16, 2014

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This special Question and Answer Teleconference is about the Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Care Standard DSDF.6 EP.1.a: Prior to discharge, a follow-up diabetes management appointment is made for the patient.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Teleconferences , Inpatient Diabetes Previous Teleconference

10/17/2014
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Advanced Certification for Palliative Care Programs

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Advanced Certification for Palliative Care Programs. NEW! CAPC Podcast:The Joint Commission Certification for Palliative Care

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Palliative Care , Advanced Certification

09/24/2014
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Recording and Slides from The Savvy PSC: Review of the 2014 Primary Stroke Center Certification Standards - August 29, 2014

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Recording and Slides from The Savvy PSC: Review of the 2014 Primary Stroke Center Certification Standards - August 29, 2014

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Primary Stroke Previous Teleconference

08/29/2014
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Why Organizations Self Report Sentinel Events to The Joint Commission

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This article, first published in the September 2014 issue of Joint Commission Perspectives, explores the benefits to organizations of working through the sentinel event process and how it improves patient safety.

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 , Resource , Sentinel Event

08/29/2014
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Requirements for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

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Standards, Clinical Practice Guidelines, and Performance Measures.

Related Items: Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care , Primary Stroke

08/04/2014
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Facts about Disease-Specific Care Certification

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The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care (DSC) certification program, launched in 2002, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Certification Fact Sheets , Certification Program

07/25/2014
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Facts about scoring and the certification decision

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The scoring and decision process for certification is based on the criticality of the standards and other requirements related to the quality and safety of patient care.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Disease-Specific Care , Health Care Staffing , Certification , Palliative Care , Certification Fact Sheets

07/18/2014
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Facts about Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers

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In September 2012, The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association launched Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers (CSCs).

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Stroke , Certification Fact Sheets , Certification Program

07/15/2014
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Comprehensive Stroke Center Case Volume Requirements

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At this time, The Joint Commission will continue to use the current 2013/2014 volume requirements for all new and existing CSC customers until further notice.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Comprehensive Stroke Center , 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

07/03/2014
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2014 Disease-Specific Care Review Process Guide

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The 2014 Disease Specific Care Review Process Guide for organizations.

Related Items: Becoming Certified , Certification Process , Disease-Specific Care , Resource

06/19/2014
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Speak Up: Anesthesia and Sedation

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New Speak Up infographic that includes a description of types of anesthesia, information to tell your doctor, and precautions you should take before and after receiving anesthesia or sedation.

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 , Speak Up , Palliative Care , Anesthesia , Sedation , Speak Up Infographic , Infographic

06/06/2014
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Performance Measures for Comprehensive Stroke Certification Finalized

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In March 2014, The Joint Commission’s Board of Com-missioners approved a final set of standardized performance measures for the Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) advanced certification program.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

06/03/2014
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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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Advanced Certification in Heart Failure: Standardized Performance Measures

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The Joint Commission has approved a set of standardized performance measures for Disease Specific Care Advanced Certification in Heart Failure (ACHF). These measures have been developed to better evaluate the care provided to the Heart Failure patient with an emphasis on transitions of care.

Related Items: Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care , Heart Failure , Patient Safety , Other Measures

05/14/2014
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Comprehensive Stroke Certification: Standardized Performance Measures

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Comprehensive Stroke Centers must continue to meet the performance measure requirements for Primary Stroke Centers. Certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers will continue to collect data for the eight Joint Commission stroke core measures.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Performance Measurement , Comprehensive Stroke Center

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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What is required for Advanced Certification in Ventricular Assist Device

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The requirements for Ventricular Assist Device advanced certification.

Related Items: Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care , Ventricular Assist Device

04/24/2014
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Eligibility for Advanced Certification in Ventricular Assist Device

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Joint Commission -accredited hospital performing VAD as a destination therapy are eligible to receive the certification distinction.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Ventricular Assist Device

04/24/2014
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Advanced Certification in Palliative Care - Brochure

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Palliative Care Certification updated brochure highlighting benefits of certification

Related Items: Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care , Brochure , Palliative Care

03/26/2014
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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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Prepublication Standards – Requirements for Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) Advanced Certification

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In September 2012, The Joint Commission launched its Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers (CSC) program in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care , Comprehensive Stroke Center

02/10/2014
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