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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
06/03/2015
Blog

A trip to the library

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Organizations seek to distinguish themselves based on performance excellence, and they expect The Joint Commission to support them on their journeys. To help fulfill this expectation, The Joint Commission created the Leading Practice Library.

Related Items: Home Care , Home Care Accreditation , Leading Practice Library

05/21/2015
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Joint Commission Home Care Accreditation For Franchisees

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Learn how The Joint Commission helps to make accreditation attainable and sustainable, and how to get started.

Related Items: Home Care

05/15/2015
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Accreditation for Specialty Pharmacy

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Learn how The Joint Commission helps specialty pharmacies reach their quality goals and how to get started.

Related Items: Home Care , Pharmacy

05/15/2015
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The cost for Joint Commission Home Care Accreditation

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Accreditation costs include two fee components: an annual fee invoiced each year and an on-site fee, invoiced in the year in which your survey is conducted. Onsite surveys are conducted once every three years. Accreditation is awarded for a three year period.

Related Items: Cost , Home Care

05/14/2015
Standards FAQ

Texting Orders

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Is it acceptable for physicians and licensed independent practitioners (and other practitioners allowed to write orders) to text orders for patients to the hospital or other healthcare setting?

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Disease-Specific Care , Home Care , Critical Access Hospital , Ambulatory Health Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center

04/22/2015
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Five Tips for a Successful Discharge

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Dr. Mary Anne McCaffree explained how over the course of the years she has developed some standard practices during the discharge-planning process that contribute to a successful discharge. She enthusiastically agreed to let me share these tips with you.

Related Items: Home Care , Home Care Accreditation

04/02/2015
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Taking the message year-round

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As Black History month comes to a close, it’s a good time to look ahead and consider how to best serve the needs of our African-American clients and patients throughout the rest of this year and beyond. After all, the month’s important messages and efforts shouldn’t end March 1.

Related Items: Home Care , Home Care Accreditation

02/27/2015
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Facts about Home Care Accreditation

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Established in 1988, The Joint Commission’s Home Care Accreditation program accredits more than 6,000 organizations that provide home care services directly or through a contracted individual or organization.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Home Care , Home Health , Pharmacy , Accreditation Program

02/24/2015
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Request for Proposals-Transitions of Care for Venous Thromboembolism

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The Joint Commission, Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Independent Medical Education (IME) are collaborating to offer a new grant opportunity focused on transitions of care (TOC) for patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE).

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center

02/18/2015
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Facts about the unannounced survey process

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The Joint Commission generally conducts unannounced surveys unless it is not feasible or logical to do so. All hospital and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services deeming or recognition surveys are unannounced. This fact sheet includes a table listing exceptions to unannounced surveys.

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

02/17/2015
Content Page

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: CLABSI , Home Care , Disease-Specific Care , Toolkit , Nursing Care Center , Hospital , Infection Prevention and HAIs , Central line , Research Resources , Ambulatory Health Care , Infection Control

02/12/2015
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Take Time to Reflect ... the Best is Yet to Come!

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I am often accused of not taking time to reflect on accomplishments. Instead, I just move briskly from one goal to the next. Yet, there is one time when I break this habit – as the year comes to an end. It’s one time when I am reminded to slow down and reflect on the triumphs and challenges of the prior year. So I am easing up on the gas and giving myself the time and space to reflect on all that happened in home care in 2014. I hope you will do the same.

Related Items: Home Care Accreditation , Home Care

12/11/2014
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In the company of giants

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Every now and again, life reminds you of just how fortunate we are to be living and working with the very best examples of quality in home care. Such was my experience over the last few weeks. With that in mind, I want to highlight two giants in the industry.

Related Items: Home Care Accreditation , Home Care

11/06/2014
11/05/2014
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The seasons of our lives

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When my children were small, our fall calendar was punctuated by school conferences and fall festivals that celebrated our community relationships. Now, my fall calendar follows the ebb and flow of industry conferences.

Related Items: Home Care , Home Care Accreditation

10/21/2014
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Two Requirements Deleted from the Home Care Program

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Items: Home Care , 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

10/07/2014
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Charting a course for success

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As a child, I remember being fascinated by the sextant on my father’s desk. It was more than just an odd-looking contraption, he would explain. It was a tool used by expert mariners to navigate their ships safely across the unseen dangers of the oceans. Even one degree off in their calculations would result in their ships sailing miles off course, so they checked their measurements regularly along their journeys.

Related Items: Home Care , Home Care Accreditation

09/17/2014
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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