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Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Palliative Care

Facts about scoring and the certification decision

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The scoring and decision process for certification is based on the criticality of the standards and other requirements related to the quality and safety of patient care.

Related Topics: Certification, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Fact Sheets, Certification Fact Sheets, Palliative Care

07/18/2014

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

Speak Up: Anesthesia and Sedation

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New Speak Up infographic that includes a description of types of anesthesia, information to tell your doctor, and precautions you should take before and after receiving anesthesia or sedation.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Hospital, Home Care, Laboratory Services, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Nursing Care Center, Speak Up, Sedation, Palliative Care, Anesthesia, Speak Up Infographic, Infographic

06/06/2014

Nurses Week — How are you celebrating?

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Nurses are so much more than how they are often portrayed in the media. National Nurses Week brings some well-deserved attention to our profession.

Related Topics: Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Laboratory Services, Home Care, Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Nurses' Week, Nurse, Palliative Care

05/08/2014

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

Appreciating nurses 365 days a year, not just during Nurses’ Week

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The Joint Commission strongly believes that nurses play a pivotal role in the delivery of high-quality, high-reliability health care.

Related Topics: Palliative Care, Nursing, Nurse, Nurses' Week, Nursing Care Center, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Hospital, Home Care, Laboratory Services, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing

05/07/2014

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

The Joint Commission enterprise’s key accomplishments of 2013

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Infographic - The Joint Commission enterprise’s key accomplishments of 2013

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Laboratory Services, Home Care, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Joint Commission History

04/04/2014

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

03/12/2014

Health Care Staffing Services

Recording of March 4 Teleconference: How to Implement Health Care Staffing Services Certification into your 2014 Business Plan

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Audio recording and presentation slides from the March 4 Teleconference: How to Implement Health Care Staffing Services Certification into your 2014 Business Plan.

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

03/06/2014

Health Care Staffing Services

Health Care Staffing Certification Review Process Guide

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The 2014 Health Care Staffing Services Certification Review Process Guide for organizations is now available.

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

12/26/2013

Health Care Staffing Services

Certification Review Process Guide Corporate Addendum

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Health Care Staffing Certification

 
The 2014 Health Care Staffing Services Certification Corporate Review Process Guide Addendum for organizations is now available.

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

12/26/2013

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: Certification Fact Sheets, Certification, Health Care Staffing

11/18/2013

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

Tackle your organization’s challenges using Joint Commission tools

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Tools ready for use by C-Suite leaders and organizational quality and safety teams.

Related Topics: Leading Practice Library, Standards BoosterPak, Targeted Solutions Tool, Core Measure Solutions Exchange, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Hospital, Home Care, Laboratory Services, Nursing Care Center, Brochure, Speak Up, Sentinel Event

10/11/2013

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

2014 Accreditation and Certification Decision Rules

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: 2013 Joint Commission Requirement, Decision Rule, Behavioral Health Home, Palliative Care, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Hospital, Laboratory Services, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Certification, Accreditation, Nursing Care Center

07/23/2013

Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Palliative Care

Revised: Certification Decision Process

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Certification, Certification Process, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, 2013 Joint Commission Requirement

07/19/2013

Health Care Staffing Services

Recording of June 19 HCSS Teleconference: Preparation Essentials

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A/V recording and slides of the June 19 HCSS Teleconference: Preparation Essentials Teleconference

Related Topics: HCS Previous Teleconferences, Health Care Staffing

06/20/2013

Health Care Staffing Services

Maryland Senate Bill 1057

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On May 2, 2013 the Governor of Maryland signed Senate Bill 1057 which requires health care staffing firms to be licensed by the Office of Health Care Quality, in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Related Topics: Health Care Staffing

06/10/2013

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Services, 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: Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Home Care, Hospital, Sentinel Event, Laboratory Services, Root Cause, Root Cause Analysis Matrix

06/10/2013

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

Speak Up: Tips for Your Doctor's Visit

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Updated brochure provides tips to help patients during doctor visits.

Related Topics: Speak Up, Doctor's Visit, Nursing Care Center, General Public, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Laboratory Services, Hospital, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Palliative Care, Transitions of Care Patient Information

06/03/2013

Health Care Staffing Services

Performance Measurement Examples for Health Care Staffing

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Examples of How to Calculate HCSS Standardized Measure Rates

Related Topics: Health Care Staffing, Performance Measurement

04/04/2013

Health Care Staffing Services

Certification Measure Information Process (CMIP): What’s Due & When?

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Certification Measure Information Process

Related Topics: Certification, Health Care Staffing

04/04/2013

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Services, 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: Hospital, Laboratory Services, Home Care, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Nursing Care Center

04/01/2013

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

Framework for Conducting a Root Cause Analysis and Action Plan

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A Framework for a Root Cause Analysis and Action Plan In Response to a Sentinel Event

Related Topics: Sentinel Event, RCA, Root Cause, Nursing Care Center, Home Care, Hospital, Laboratory Services, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care

03/22/2013

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Services, Nursing Care Center, Home Care

Speak Up: Five Things You Can Do To Prevent Infection

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Avoiding contagious diseases like the common cold, strep throat, and the flu is important to everyone. Here are five easy things you can do to fight the spread of infection.

Related Topics: General Public, Health Care Staffing, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Laboratory Services, Infection Control, Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Speak Up Infection Control, Speak Up, Nursing Care Center, Patient Education, Patient Education Infection, Health Care-Associated Infections

11/30/2012

Hospitals, Health Care Staffing Services

Teleconference Audio Replay: Hospital Human Resources and Temporary Health Care Staffing Firms – Working Together to Streamline Joint Commission Requirements, November 28, 2012

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Joint Commission experts discuss hospital human resources standards and temporary staffing requirements and how they mesh together.

Related Topics: HCS Previous Teleconferences, Hospital, Health Care Staffing

11/30/2012

Speak Up: Know Your Rights

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This brochure has been updated to include language from the new Patient-Centered Communication Standards for Hospitals, which require that patients have the right to care that is free from discrimination. In addition, you will find questions and answers to help you find out about your rights. . .

Related Topics: Hospital, Laboratory Services, Disease-Specific Care, General Public, Health Care Staffing, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Nursing Care Center, Patient Rights, Speak Up

07/20/2012

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