Take 5: Antibiotics - Know the Facts
9/14/2015 9:00:00 AM
Every year, many families face their share of colds, sore throats, and viruses. When you go to the doctor for these illnesses, do you automatically expect a prescription for antibiotics? Your doctor could be doing you and your family members a favor by not reaching for the prescription pad.
Lisa Waldowski, Infection Control Specialist with The Joint Commission discusses more. [3:45]
Take 5: The Role of a Human Factors Engineer
8/24/2015 11:13:00 AM
When a patient safety incident occurs, human factors experts can examine what went wrong and propose ways to prevent such an incident from re-occurring in the future.
Erin Lawler, Human Factors Engineer in the Office of Quality and Patient Safety, Division of Healthcare Improvement for The Joint Commission discusses more. (5:38)
Take 5: The Preventing Falls Targeted Solutions Tool
7/30/2015 9:10:00 AM
Tens of thousands of patients fall in health care facilities every year and many of these falls result in moderate to severe injuries. These injuries can prolong hospital stays and require the patient to undergo additional treatment.
The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare’s has launched a project called the “Preventing Falls Targeted Solutions Tool”. This tool is designed to reduce and prevent falls that occur in health care facilities and result in injury to patients. [4:42]
Take 5: Breaking Down The New Imaging Standards
7/24/2015 3:46:00 PM
The Joint Commission’s new and revised diagnostic imaging standards are scheduled to be released later this summer. These new standards were revised in order to incorporate recommendations from imaging experts, professional associations, and accredited organizations on topic areas that must be evaluated to ensure the safe delivery of diagnostic imaging services.
Joyce Webb, Project Director in for the Department of Standards and Survey Methods for the Joint Commission explains more [5:11]
The Importance of a Safe and Effective Time Out
6/8/2015 10:57:00 AM
Coleen Smith, RN, Director of High Reliability Initiatives for the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, discusses the most common time out errors, universal protocol, and wrong-site surgery. [9:23]