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Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services

Sentinel Event Policy and Procedures

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Sentinel Event Policy and Procedures

Related Topics: Root Cause, Sentinel Event, Patient Safety, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Home Care, Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Root Cause Analysis Matrix

02/17/2017

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Palliative Care, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification, Comprehensive Cardiac Center

Clarification Made to “Observers” Standard

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Joint Commission requirement.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Hospital, Palliative Care, Integrated Care Certification, Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification , Patient Blood Management Certification, 2017 Joint Commission Requirement

02/01/2017

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Palliative Care, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification, Comprehensive Cardiac Center

SAFER™ Matrix Effective January 1, 2017

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Joint Commission requirement.

Related Topics: Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Ambulatory Health Care, Hospital, Home Care, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Critical Access Hospital, Patient Blood Management Certification, 2017 Joint Commission Requirement, Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification , Integrated Care Certification, Palliative Care

01/09/2017

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Palliative Care, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification, Comprehensive Cardiac Center

Approved: Changes to Clarification Process

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Integrated Care Certification, Palliative Care, Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification , 2017 Joint Commission Requirement, Patient Blood Management Certification, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Home Care, Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Critical Access Hospital

12/22/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Palliative Care, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification, Comprehensive Cardiac Center

Clarification: Use of Secure Text Messaging for Patient Care Orders Is Not Acceptable

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Patient Blood Management Certification, 2017 Joint Commission Requirement, Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification , Palliative Care, Integrated Care Certification

12/22/2016

Health Care Staffing Services

2017 Health Care Staffing Certification Review Process Guide

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The 2017 Health Care Staffing Services Review Process Guide and Corporate Review Process Addendum are now available. There are minimal changes to the contents for 2017 and no change to the onsite review process.

Related Topics: Preparation, Resource, HCSS Program Overview, Corporate Review Process, Certification Process, Health Care Staffing, Review Process Guide

12/21/2016

Health Care Staffing Services

Facts about Health Care Staffing Services Certification

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The Joint Commission’s Health Care Staffing Services (HCSS) Certification Program provides an independent, comprehensive evaluation of a staffing firm’s ability to provide qualified and competent staffing services.

Related Topics: Health Care Staffing, Certification, Certification Fact Sheets, Certification Program

12/13/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Long Term Care (Medicare/Medicaid), Palliative Care, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification

The SAFER™ Matrix and Changes to the Post-Survey Process

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As announced in the May 2016 Perspectives, The Joint Commission is conducting a series of interrelated process improvement projects known as Project REFRESH.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, SAFER Matrix, Patient Blood Management Certification, 2017 Joint Commission Requirement, Palliative Care, Behavioral Health Home, Integrated Care Certification

10/26/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services

Joint Commission Website E-Alerts

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E-alerts now available for Joint Commission Podcasts - update your subscription to sign up today!

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Hospital, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care

09/26/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Health Care Staffing Services

Notifying The Joint Commission About Organization Changes

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: 2016 Joint Commission Requirement, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Health Care Staffing, Home Care, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center

09/13/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Palliative Care, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care

Project REFRESH and the Survey Analysis For Evaluating Risk (SAFER) Matrix

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Webinar Replay - August 17, 2016

 
This webinar replay's objective is to educate our customers about the new Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk (SAFER) matrix, and upcoming improvements to the accreditation process.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Hospital, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, SAFER Matrix, Palliative Care, Webinar, Integrated Care Certification

09/12/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

Sentinel Event Data - General Information

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Sentinel Event Statistics Data - General Information (2005 - Q2-2016)

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Home Care, Hospital, Sentinel Event Statistics, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program

08/01/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Palliative Care, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification

Busting the Myths about Engaging Patients and Families in Patient Safety

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Open and candid communication with patients and their families is a key component of safe and effective health care. However, communication between caregivers and patients is sometimes hindered by longstanding myths and misconceptions about the sharing of information.

Related Topics: Integrated Care Certification, Rights and Responsibilities, Patient Blood Management Certification, Papers, Patient Engagement, Patient-centered communications, Palliative Care, Patient-Provider Communication, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Patient Safety, Patient Rights, Health Care Staffing, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care

07/25/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Nursing Care Center, Health Care Staffing Services, Integrated Care

Joint Commission JAMA Viewpoint Focuses on Workplace Violence in Health Care

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A new JAMA Viewpoint by Patient Safety Officer Ron Wyatt, MD, MHA, and two co-authors tackles the issue of workplace violence in health care.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Nursing Care Center, Integrated Care Certification

07/21/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services

Evaluating and Responding to Suicide Risk - Tools and Practices for Consideration

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Webinar Replay

 
This webinar highlights recommendations for screening, risk assessment, safety, treatment, discharge, and follow up care for individuals at risk for suicide.

Related Topics: Webinar, Suicide, Nursing Care Center, Critical Access Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care

06/24/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Palliative Care, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care

Common myths about The Joint Commission pain standards

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This free downloadable poster debunks the five most common myths about The Joint Commission pain standards.

Related Topics: Integrated Care Certification, Palliative Care, Home Care, Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Pain Management, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program

05/06/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, International Certification, Palliative Care, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification

The SAFER Matrix: A New Scoring Methodology

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: 2016 Joint Commission Requirement, Patient Blood Management Certification, Integrated Care Certification, Palliative Care, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Home Care, Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center

04/29/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Palliative Care, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification

Sentinel Event Alert 56: Detecting and treating suicide ideation in all settings

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The rate of suicide is increasing in America. Now the 10th leading cause of death, suicide claims more lives than traffic accidents and more than twice as many as homicides. Access the Alert, a downloadable Infographic, and a document of related Joint Commission standards.

Related Topics: Sentinel Event, Sentinel Event Alert, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Home Care, Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Integrated Care Certification, Palliative Care, Suicide, Webinar, Patient Blood Management Certification

02/24/2016

Health Care Staffing Services

Health Care Staffing Single Site Pricing

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Joint Commission certification fees are based on a combination of an on-site review fee billed during the month of the organization’s on-site review and an annual fee billed in January of each year during an organization’s 2-year certification cycle.

Related Topics: Cost, Certification Fees, Health Care Staffing, Preparation, Resource

01/08/2016

Health Care Staffing Services

Health Care Staffing Certification Review Process Guide

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The 2016 Health Care Staffing Services Review Process Guide is available. There are no changes to the on-site review process or the contents of this guide for January, 2016.

Related Topics: Review Process Guide, Health Care Staffing, Certification Process, Corporate Review Process, Preparation, HCSS Program Overview, Resource

12/16/2015

Health Care Staffing Services

Webinar Replay and Slides from Why We Hire Joint Commission Certified Staffing Firms:

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Working together to streamline Joint Commission Requirements for hospitals and certified staffing firms, October 13, 2015

 
Webinar replay, presentation and handout material.

Related Topics: Health Care Staffing, HCS Previous Teleconferences

10/14/2015

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Palliative Care, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care

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 Topics: Laboratory Accreditation Program, Infection Control, Nursing Care Center, Ambulatory Health Care, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Health Care Staffing, FDA Reprocessing of Scopes , Palliative Care, Webinar, Behavioral Health Home

06/26/2015

Health Care Staffing Services

Recording and Slides from Strategies for a Successful Health Care Staffing Services Certification Review

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May 28, 2015

 
Recording now posted for Health Care Staffing Services Certification May 28 Teleconference.

Related Topics: HCS Previous Teleconferences, Health Care Staffing

06/03/2015

Health Care Staffing Services

Recording and Slides from Quick Start to Certification: Health Care Staffing Services Certification Preparation

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December 5, 2014

 
Previous teleconference about the benefits of health care staffing certification.

Related Topics: Certification, HCS Previous Teleconferences, Previous Webinar, Health Care Staffing

12/08/2014

Health Care Staffing Services

How Ready Is My Staffing Firm for Joint Commission Certification? (A readiness checklist)

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Take this quick quiz and find out! If you answered “yes” to at least 17 questions, your organization has the sound business principles in place that form the backbone of our certification review.

Related Topics: Resource, Preparation, Health Care Staffing, Certification Process, Certification Basics

11/24/2014

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