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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.

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03/13/2013
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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.

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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 Accreditation Program , 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 Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Monograph , Patient Education , Patient Safety , Patient Safety Monograph , Research Resources

11/19/2012
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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. . .

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07/20/2012
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Transitions of Care: The need for a more effective approach to continuing patient care

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This paper is the first of many planned communications that will report on new developments from The Joint Commission enterprise about work underway to address the problems related to transitions of care.

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06/27/2012
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Preventing Central Line-Associated Infections

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The Joint Commission, in collaboration with Joint Commission Resources and Joint Commission International, has produced a new monograph containing the most current information, evidence-based guidance, and resources to assist healthcare organization in reducing CLABSI.

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05/16/2012
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Study Finds Accreditation Improves Safety Culture at Nursing Homes

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Accredited nursing homes report a stronger resident safety culture than nonaccredited facilities, according to a new study published in the May 2012 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

Related Items: Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Patient Safety , Accreditation , Skilled Nursing Facility

04/23/2012
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Strategies for Improving Health Care Personnel Influenza Vaccination Rates

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This document provides evidence-based strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for improving health care personnel influenza vaccination rates, along with supporting documentation that can be found in The Joint Commission's influenza monograph.

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04/09/2012
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Standard IC.02.04.01 Influenza Vaccination for Licensed Independent Practitioners and Staff (HAP, CAH, LTC)

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Voice recorded slide presentation that focuses on revised Standard IC.02.04.01 Influenza Vaccination for Licensed Independent Practitioners and Staff, for Critical Access Hospitals, Hospitals and Long Term Care accreditation programs. This revised standard will go into effect on July 1, 2012.

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12/02/2011
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Teleconference on Standard IC.02.04.01 (Non-Acute)

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Handouts and audio replay for the 11/16/2011 conference call on Standard IC.02.04.01 Influenza Vaccination for Licensed Independent Practitioners and Staff for Ambulatory Health Care, Laboratory, Long Term Care (Medicare/Medicaid), Office-Based Surgery and Home Care accreditation programs.

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11/17/2011
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?

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11/10/2011
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From Survey Report to Accreditation Decision

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Your on-site survey is an important part of the accreditation decision-making process. During the on-site survey, your survey team uses the tracer methodology and other survey techniques to identify and document areas of noncompliance with Joint Commission standards.

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10/06/2011
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Tdap Vaccination Strategies for Adolescents and Adults, Including Health Care Personnel

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The Joint Commission's Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation is releasing "Tdap Vaccination Strategies for Adolescents and Adults, Including Health Care Personnel: Strategies from Research and Practice" to help health care organizations of all types.

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02/01/2011
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Measuring Hand Hygiene Adherence: Overcoming the Challenges

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The Joint Commission is releasing “Measuring Hand Hygiene Adherence: Overcoming the Challenges,” to help health care organizations target their efforts in measuring hand hygiene performance.

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05/04/2010
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Long Term Care Accreditation Answer Book

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Long Term Care Accreditation Answer Book - Understanding The Joint Commission Long Term Care Accreditation Process

Related Items: Becoming Accredited , Nursing Care Center , Survey Process

10/30/2009
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Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 43: Leadership committed to safety

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Leadership is a critical function in promoting high quality, safe health care. In health care organizations, leadership is provided by the governing body, the chief executive and...

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Sentinel Event , Sentinel Event Alert

08/27/2009

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