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Joint Commission Alerts Organizations to Tubing Misconnection Risks

Wednesday August 20, 2014
Joint Commission Alerts Organizations to Tubing Misconnection Risks

The Joint Commission issued a new Sentinel Event Alert today that addresses the risks of accidental medical tubing misconnections that can cause severe patient injury or death. Examples of potentially fatal misconnections include a feeding administration tube mistakenly connected to a tracheostomy tube, or an intravenous tube connected to an epidural site. Learn More
 

The Joint Commission Announces New Executive Director of Laboratory Services Accreditation Program

Monday August 4, 2014
The Joint Commission Announces New Executive Director of Laboratory Services Accreditation Program

The Joint Commission today announced the appointment of Stacy C. Olea, M.B.A., MT (ASCP), FACHE, as the new executive director of its Laboratory Services Accreditation program. Learn More
 

Joint Commission Education Module Aims to Reduce Long Term Care Infection

Wednesday July 23, 2014
Joint Commission Education Module Aims to Reduce Long Term Care Infection

The Joint Commission today released an innovative online educational tool designed to apply the principles of high reliability to reducing infections in long term care settings such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Learn More
 

The Joint Commission Alerts Health Care Industry to Prevalence of Unsafe Injection Practices

Monday June 16, 2014
The Joint Commission Alerts Health Care Industry to Prevalence of Unsafe Injection Practices

The Joint Commission alerts health care industry to prevalence of unsafe injection practices. Learn More
 

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

Friday June 6, 2014
The Joint Commission Releases New Speak Up™ Infographic on Anesthesia and Sedation Safety

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.” Learn More
 

The Joint Commission Releases New Speak Up™ Video About Seeking Help for Depression

Wednesday May 7, 2014
The Joint Commission Releases New Speak Up™ Video About Seeking Help for Depression

The Joint Commission today released a new Speak Up™ video titled “Speak Up: About Your Depression,” to draw attention to the importance of learning the warning signs of depression and seeking help for the condition. Learn More
 

2013 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients Announced

Monday January 27, 2014
2013 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients Announced

The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum (NQF) announce the 2013 recipients of the annual John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. Learn More
 
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