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Accelerating the Adoption of a Safety Culture

Accelerating the Adoption of a Safety Culture

The March/April issue of Healthcare Executive magazine features an interview with Ana Pujols McKee, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer, The Joint Commission, discussing how to build a culture of safety. Learn More
 

Measles

 
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Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. The CDC's webpage on measles provides several resources including information for healthcare providers and for parents. Learn More

 

Ebola Preparedness Resources

 
Ebola Preparedness Resources
 

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first U.S. case of Ebola, and there continue to be ongoing developments associated with the virus. The Joint Commission updates our Ebola Preparedness Resource web page regularly to provide information to our customers and their patients. Visit Ebola Prepareness Resources.

 

Podcast:  Influenza Vaccination of Health Care Personnel

 
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The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends annual influenza vaccinations for all health care personnel to reduce influenza-related morbidity and mortality in health care settings. Kelly Podgorny, R.N., D.N.P. elaborates on The Joint Commission's standards and more. Listen to the Podcast.

 

Compendium of Strategies to Prevent HAIs

 
Compendium of Strategies to Prevent HAIs
 

 

In 2014, the Compendium was reviewed by experts, updated, and reissued.  The Compendium provides information to assist organizations with implementing the HAI NPSGs. Although the Compendium was developed for acute care hospitals, some of its evidence-based implementation strategies are applicable to other settings.  Learn More.

 
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