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InTouch - Issue 1, 2013

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Welcome to the new InTouch newsletter (formerly LTC Update) providing news and information about the Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Accreditation program.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center , In Touch (Nursing Care Center Newsletter)

09/23/2013
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Helping You Choose Quality Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Services

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When you need nursing care or rehabilitation, you should find out some information to help you choose the best nursing and rehabilitation center for you or your loved one. Nursing and rehabilitation centers are also known as nursing homes.

Related Items: General Public , How to Choose an Accreditor , Nursing Care Center , Nursing Home , Patient Education , Helping You Choose Guides

09/13/2013
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Benefits of Joint Commission Accreditation

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Joint Commission accreditation helps organize and strengthen patient safety efforts, among other benefits.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Benefits of Accreditation , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Services , Nursing Care Center , Accreditation

08/23/2013
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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 regards 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

06/26/2013
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Do you have a successful infection control practice you’d like to share?

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Something as simple as hand washing and other infection control practices can make a difference in keeping your patients and residents healthy and happy. I’m sure many of you have developed creative, effective strategies to prevent infections in your long term care or assisted living facility.

Related Items: In Touch (Nursing Care Center Newsletter) , Infection Control , Skilled Nursing Facility , Nursing Care Center

06/14/2013
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Joint Commission Website E-Alerts

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E-alerts now available for Joint Commission Podcasts - update your subscription to sign up today!

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

04/01/2013
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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

03/21/2013
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Leading Practice Library

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The Leading Practice Library is a complimentary tool available to organizations that are currently accredited or certified by The Joint Commission.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Services , Nursing Care Center , Quality Improvement Tools

03/20/2013
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Speak Up: Nursing Care Centers

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Everyone has a role in making health care safe. That includes doctors, nurses, nursing assistants and other caregivers. Nursing and rehabilitation centers all across the country are working to make health care safe. You can make your care safer by being active, involved, and informed.

Related Items: General Public , Nursing Care Center , Speak Up , Speak Up (Accreditation Programs)

03/13/2013
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What's In a Name?

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Names play important roles in our everyday lives. Sometimes, names evoke strong emotional connections or memories of days gone by. At The Joint Commission, we recently learned how challenging it can be to name or “rename” something as we reinvented our Long Term Care Accreditation program.

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

02/22/2013
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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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01/07/2013
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Transition Steps to the Reinvented Products for Currently Accredited Organizations

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Attached below are the transition steps, with dates, to help you understand what to expect in the months ahead.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center

01/07/2013
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The Joint Commission Debuts New Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Accreditation and Rehabilitation and Advanced Care Certification

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The Joint Commission today announced its new Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Accreditation program, and for the first time is offering a Rehabilitation and Advanced Care Certification option. The Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Accreditation program, which replaces the Long Term Care Accreditation program, is designed to help providers achieve, maintain and demonstrate excellence in the services they provide.

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01/07/2013
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Speak Up: Five Things You Can Do To Prevent Infection

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Avoiding contagious diseases like the common cold, strep throat, and the flu is important to everyone. Here are five easy things you can do to fight the spread of infection.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , General Public , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Infection Control , Laboratory Services , Nursing Care Center , Patient Education , Speak Up , Speak Up Infection Control , Health Care-Associated Infections , Patient Education Infection

11/30/2012
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Improving Patient and Worker Safety

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Health care professionals whose focus is on patient safety are very familiar with these alarming and frequently cited statistics from the Institute of Medicine: medical errors result in the death of between 44,000 and 98,000 patients every year.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Services , Nursing Care Center , Monograph , Patient Education , Patient Safety , Patient Safety Monograph , Research Resources

11/19/2012
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Seeking a few good men and women

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Have you ever wanted to share your thoughts with us on improving Joint Commission products and services? Now is your chance! Nominate yourself or someone you know to be a member of the Long Term Care Customer Advisory Council.

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

11/13/2012
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Speak Up: Know Your Rights

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This brochure has been updated to include language from the new Patient-Centered Communication Standards for Hospitals, which require that patients have the right to care that is free from discrimination. In addition, you will find questions and answers to help you find out about your rights. . .

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , General Public , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Services , Nursing Care Center , Speak Up , Patient Rights

07/20/2012

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