The Joint Commission is hosting a series of 90-minute conference calls with health care practitioners directly involved in care transitions from various health care settings to gain insight into their challenges. For these conversations, The Joint Commission is reaching out to front line staff – discharge nurses, care coordinators, case managers, social workers and others – to share their experiences
The Joint Commission salutes nurses during National Nurses Week, May 6-12. Nurses serve with passion and dedication to their profession and a strong commitment to the quality and safety of patient care.
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.
The Joint Commission has revised hospital standards LD.04.03.11 and PC.01.01.01 to address patient flow through the emergency department as a hospital-wide concern, and the safe provision of care for patients should boarding occur, particularly for patients with psychiatric emergencies. The revised standards are effective January 1, 2013, with the exception of revisions for standard LD.04.03.11, EPs 6 and 9, which are effective January 1, 2014.
The Joint Commission has revised standard EM.03.01.03 for the home care program to allow flexibility in the emergency management exercise. The revisions define the essential components of all effective exercises and allow for different types of exercises to be conducted (including tabletops) as long as the criteria for scope and rigor are met.
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Joint Commission Resources (JCR) today announced the launch of the Joint Commission Certified Accreditation Professional™ (JCCAP™) program. JCR is a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission. This new professional certification program is designed to provide accreditation professionals with distinguishing recognition and credentials and to enhance the skills and expertise of those professionals responsible for planning, leading, and executing accreditation compliance activities. . .