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In Touch (Nursing Care Center Newsletter)/Nursing Care Center Updates

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Applying High Reliability Principles to Infection Prevention and Control in Long Term Care

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Do you work in a nursing home, assisted living facility or related health care setting? View this easy-to-use, engaging e-learning tool designed for staff across all levels and disciplines.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center , Infection Control , High Reliability , Research Resources , Infection Prevention

07/28/2014
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Joint Commission Education Module Aims to Reduce Long Term Care Infection

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The Joint Commission today released an innovative online educational tool designed to apply the principles of high reliability to reducing infections in long term care settings such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Related Items: News Releases , Patient Safety , Infection Control , Infection Prevention , Nursing Care Center

07/23/2014
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R3 Report Issue 6: Memory care accreditation requirements for nursing care centers

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The aim of the new memory care requirements for nursing care centers is to enable residents with memory-impacting conditions to remain engaged in their environment at the level of their cognitive ability and to function at the highest level possible for as long as possible.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center , R3 Report (Newsletter) , Memory Care

07/22/2014
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Facts about the National Patient Safety Goals

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In 2002, The Joint Commission established its National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) program; the first set of NPSGs was effective January 1, 2003. The NPSGs were established to help accredited organizations address specific areas of concern in regard to patient safety.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Services , Nursing Care Center , National Patient Safety Goals , Patient Safety , CAUTI , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

07/15/2014
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Facts about Memory Care accreditation requirements and optional Memory Care Certification for Nursing Care Centers

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On July 1, 2014, new Memory Care requirements became effective for the Nursing Care Center Accreditation program. In addition, The Joint Commission introduced a new, optional Memory Care Certification within its Nursing Care Center Accreditation program in July 2014.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Nursing Care Center , Nursing Home , Alzheimer's Disease , Memory Care

07/03/2014
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Post-Acute Care and Memory Care

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Joint Commission's Nursing Care Center accreditation program offers two certification options for organizations looking to further recognize their care competencies.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center , Certification Options , Memory Care , Post-Acute

07/02/2014
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Gina Zimmermann

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Gina Zimmermann is the executive director for Nursing Care Center Accreditation. In this role, she oversees the strategic direction and performance of the Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center , Staff Biographies

07/02/2014
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Overview Guide

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A snapshot of the accreditation & certification processes for nursing care centers covering fees, timelines, and resources.

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07/02/2014
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2014 Survey Activity Guide

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The Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations mid-year release contains minimal changes. This release is primarily focused on revisions related to the discontinued Priority Focus Process reports and use of the related Priority Focus Areas and Clinical/Service Groups categories.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Services , Nursing Care Center , Survey Activity Guide

07/01/2014
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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 Services , Nursing Care Center , Speak Up , Palliative Care , Anesthesia , Sedation , Speak Up Infographic , Infographic

06/06/2014
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Joint Commission Offers New Memory Care Certification for Nursing Homes

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The Joint Commission’s Nursing Care Center Accreditation program will begin offering a new Memory Care Certification in July to recognize organizations that provide memory care services for patients and residents with dementia and other cognitive impairments.

Related Items: News Releases , Certification , Nursing Care Center , Memory Care

06/04/2014
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External Studies Highlight Positive Differences in How Joint Commission Accredited Nursing Facilities Perform

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Three recent independent studies have shown that Joint Commission-accredited organizations outperform non-accredited facilities in a number of key areas.

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05/30/2014
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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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Nurses Week — How are you celebrating?

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Nurses are so much more than how they are often portrayed in the media. National Nurses Week brings some well-deserved attention to our profession.

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

05/08/2014
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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 Services , Nursing Care Center , Nursing , Palliative Care , Nurse , Nurses' Week

05/07/2014
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Strategies for Improving Rapid Influenza Testing in Ambulatory Settings (SIRAS)

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Strategies for Improving Rapid Influenza Testing in Ambulatory Settings (SIRAS)- Updated free course offering for the 2013-2014 Flu season. Enroll in the course. Download the inforgraphic. Listen to new Podcast.

Related Items: Laboratory Services , Nursing Care Center , Hospital , Ambulatory Health Care , Influenza , Disease-Specific Care , Home Care , Research Resources

04/22/2014
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Facts about scoring and accreditation decisions for 2014

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The scoring and decision process is based on the criticality of the standards and other requirements regarding their relationship to the quality and safety of patient care.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Accreditation Process , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Scoring , Accreditation Decisions

03/19/2014
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I’ve been where you are, and I understand what you’re up against.

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Guest blogger -Beth Ann Brehm, RN, LNHA, SPHR, MBA, MSN, Associate Project Director, Specialist, Division of Healthcare Quality. I’ve been where you are, and I understand what you’re up against. After all, there was a time I stood where you stand. As a former nursing home administrator, I’m intimately familiar with the multiple priorities, demands and challenges administrators just like you face on a daily basis.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center , Transitions of Care , In Touch (Nursing Care Center Newsletter) , Skilled Nursing Facility

03/10/2014
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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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7 Steps to Accreditation & Specialty Certification for Nursing Care Centers

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This checklist provides skilled nursing, rehabilitation and long term care facilities a concise overview of the accreditation process.

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02/24/2014
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