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Wednesday 6:14 CST, January 28, 2015


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New SAFE CARE Program to Provide Patient Education at Bedside and While Receiving Care

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Encouraging patients and their families to take an active role in their health care by becoming involved and informed is critical. In celebration of Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 4-10, a unique patient safety education program will be released to provide patients and their families with instant access to current patient safety videos at their bedside and while receiving care.

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Speak Up: What you should know about stroke

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Knowing the early signs and risk factors for stroke and understanding that a stroke is a "brain attack" requiring immediate action can significantly improve a patient’s recovery and prevent future strokes, according to The Joint Commission's new Speak Up: "What You Should Know About Stroke" educational campaign.

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Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Office-Based Surgery

The Joint Commission Releases New Speak Up™ Infographic on Anesthesia and Sedation Safety

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Nearly 40 million anesthetics are administered annually in the United States. To raise awareness of the risks of anesthesia or sedation and precautions that should be taken, The Joint Commission released a new Speak Up™ infographic today for patients and consumers titled “Speak Up: About Anesthesia and Sedation.”

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

The Joint Commission’s New Speak Up™ Brochure Offers Advice about Memory Problems and Dementia

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Today, The Joint Commission announced the release of a new Speak Up™ brochure, “What You Should Know about Memory Problems and Dementia,” that provides facts about forgetfulness.

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The Joint Commission Announces New Speak Up™ Campaign to Educate Public on Medical Imaging Tests

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Health care organizations and providers now have access to a new Joint Commission public service campaign “Speak Up™: X-rays, MRIs and other medical imaging tests.” The campaign, written in easy-to-understand language for patients, highlights the benefits and risks of medical imaging tests and outlines suggested precautions.

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New Video Educates Patients on Preparing for Surgery

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Health care organizations and providers now have access to a new Joint Commission public service video, “Speak Up: When You’re Having Surgery,” to share with their patients.

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