The Joint Commission, in collaboration with Joint Commission Resources (JCR) and Joint Commission International (JCI), developed a new monograph containing the most current information, evidence-based guidance and resources to help health care organizations reduce the current risks and resulting harm associated with central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs).
This year, The Joint Commission is celebrating the 10th anniversary of our Speak Up program. We would love to see how our accredited organizations are using the Speak Up materials. If you have brochures, posters or include the Speak Up messages in patient handbooks or other handouts, please share them with us.
The Joint Commission salutes biomedical and clinical engineering professionals during Healthcare Technology Management Week, May 20-26, 2012. The annual celebration is designed to raise awareness of and appreciation for the critical work of health care technology management professionals who protect patient safety and reduce health care costs.
The Joint Commission and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) remind all surgical team members, and hospital and ambulatory surgery center administrators, of the need to conduct a time out for every patient, every time.
The 2012 National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH) annual conference will convene June 20-22, in San Francisco, Calif. This event brings together health care leaders from across the country to discuss crucial issues that impact patients and communities.
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Since its launch on September 13, 2010, the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare’s Targeted Solutions Tool™ (TST) has collected more than 500,000 hand hygiene observations. Using the TST, users have significantly improved their hand hygiene by mirroring the work of the Center’s participating health care organizations – which include some of the nation’s leading hospitals and health systems – and achieving similar positive results.