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Nursing Care Center Updates

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08/28/2015
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Sentinel Event Data Summary

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Summary Data of Sentinel Events reviewed by The Joint Commission (as of 7/9/2015)

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

08/26/2015
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Joint Commission Leader in JAMA: Time to Address Racial Bias in Health Care

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In the Aug. 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a Viewpoint co-authored by The Joint Commission’s medical director, Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA, calls for immediate action to address racial bias throughout the U.S. health care system.

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 , Palliative Care , Health Equity , Behavioral Health Home , Racial Disparities

08/11/2015
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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

07/24/2015
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2015 Survey Activity Guide

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The Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations mid-year release is now available. Revisions are primarily related to changes in Life Safety Surveyor activities.

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

07/10/2015
07/09/2015
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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
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Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions for Nursing Care Centers

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As part of the ongoing review process for the Nursing Care Center accreditation requirements, staff identified opportunities to improve and clarify several existing accreditation standards.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Nursing Care Center

06/08/2015
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Strategies for Improving Rapid Influenza Testing and Treatment in Ambulatory Settings (SIRAS)

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

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

05/05/2015
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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Standards BoosterPaks™

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New Standards BoosterPaks™added - Home Oxygen Safety. Learn more about Joint Commission Standards BoosterPaks™.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Standards BoosterPak , Quality Improvement Tools , Behavioral Health Home

04/15/2015
Blog

And the Oscar goes to …

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We recently watched as all of Hollywood’s elite gathered for the presentation of the 87th annual Academy Awards. As always there were red carpets, limos, fashion critics, paparazzi and some of the most glamorous ladies and gentlemen in the world. Among all this glitz and glamor, two of the nominees brought attention to a very serious topic that probably resonated with everyone watching the telecast and beyond: Alzheimer’s disease and other memory-impairing conditions.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center , Memory Care , Blog

03/03/2015
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Joint Commission Awards First Memory Care Certification

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The Joint Commission’s Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program announced today that Chaparral House, a nonprofit skilled nursing facility in Berkeley, California, is the first skilled nursing facility in the United States to be awarded the organization’s Memory Care Certification.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center , Memory Care

03/03/2015
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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
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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: 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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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 Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , National Patient Safety Goals , Patient Safety , CAUTI , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

01/13/2015
01/06/2015
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Facts about the Nursing Care Center (NCC) Accreditation program

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The Joint Commission’s Nursing Care Center (NCC) Accreditation program is designed to help providers achieve, maintain and demonstrate consistent excellence in the services they provide. It was launched in early 2013, replacing the previous Long Term Care Accreditation program.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Nursing Care Center , Accreditation Program

11/20/2014
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