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Nursing Care Center

Second Certification Option for Nursing Care Centers

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

02/03/2014

Nursing Care Center

Crosswalk to Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI)

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Crosswalk to Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI).

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Crosswalk

01/31/2014
01/02/2014
10/30/2013

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

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

10/11/2013

Nursing Care Center

InTouch - Issue 1, 2013

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Welcome to the new InTouch newsletter (formerly LTC Update) providing news and information about the Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Accreditation program.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center

09/23/2013

Nursing Care Center

Helping You Choose Quality Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Services

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When you need nursing care or rehabilitation, you should find out some information to help you choose the best nursing and rehabilitation center for you or your loved one. Nursing and rehabilitation centers are also known as nursing homes.

Related Topics: General Public, How to Choose an Accreditor, Nursing Care Center, Nursing Home, Patient Education, Helping You Choose Guides

09/13/2013

Critical Access Hospitals, Nursing Care Center

FSA Submission Now Required for Additional Accreditation Programs

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: 2013 Joint Commission Requirement, Critical Access Hospital, Nursing Care Center

07/23/2013

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

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, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Accreditation, Certification, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program

07/23/2013

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, Hospital, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care

04/01/2013

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

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

03/22/2013

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

Leading Practice Library

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An online library of solutions to help with health care safety.

 
The Leading Practice Library is a complimentary tool available to organizations that are currently accredited or certified by The Joint Commission.

Related Topics: Quality Improvement Tools, Hospital, Home Care, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program

03/20/2013

Nursing Care Center

Transition Steps to the Reinvented Products for Currently Accredited Organizations

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Attached below are the transition steps, with dates, to help you understand what to expect in the months ahead.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center

01/07/2013

Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Home Care

Improving Patient and Worker Safety

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Opportunities for Synergy, Collaboration and Innovation

 
Health care professionals whose focus is on patient safety are very familiar with these alarming and frequently cited statistics from the Institute of Medicine: medical errors result in the death of between 44,000 and 98,000 patients every year.

Related Topics: Patient Safety Monograph, Research Resources, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Monograph, Patient Education, Patient Safety, Behavioral Health Care, Home Care, Hospital

11/19/2012

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

Transitions of Care: The need for a more effective approach to continuing patient care

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Hot Topics in Health Care

 
This paper is the first of many planned communications that will report on new developments from The Joint Commission enterprise about work underway to address the problems related to transitions of care.

Related Topics: Hospital, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Research Resources, Transitions of Care, Papers

06/27/2012

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

Preventing Central Line-Associated Infections

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A Global Challenge, A Global Perspective

 
The Joint Commission, in collaboration with Joint Commission Resources and Joint Commission International, has produced a new monograph containing the most current information, evidence-based guidance, and resources to assist healthcare organization in reducing CLABSI.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Monograph, Health Care Staffing, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, CLABSI, Infection Prevention and HAIs

05/16/2012

Hospitals, Nursing Care Center, Home Care

Study Finds Accreditation Improves Safety Culture at Nursing Homes

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Accredited nursing homes report a stronger resident safety culture than nonaccredited facilities, according to a new study published in the May 2012 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

Related Topics: Accreditation, Nursing Care Center, Patient Safety, Hospital, Home Care, Skilled Nursing Facility

04/23/2012

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

Strategies for Improving Health Care Personnel Influenza Vaccination Rates

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This document provides evidence-based strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for improving health care personnel influenza vaccination rates, along with supporting documentation that can be found in The Joint Commission's influenza monograph.

Related Topics: Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Influenza, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Infection Prevention and HAIs

04/09/2012

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Nursing Care Center

Standard IC.02.04.01 Influenza Vaccination for Licensed Independent Practitioners and Staff (HAP, CAH, LTC)

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For Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals and Long Term Care

 
Voice recorded slide presentation that focuses on revised Standard IC.02.04.01 Influenza Vaccination for Licensed Independent Practitioners and Staff, for Critical Access Hospitals, Hospitals and Long Term Care accreditation programs. This revised standard will go into effect on July 1, 2012.

Related Topics: Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Influenza, Nursing Care Center, Vaccination, Influenza Vaccination Teleconference, Standard IC.02.04.01

12/02/2011

Ambulatory Health Care, Laboratory , Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Long Term Care (Medicare/Medicaid)

Teleconference on Standard IC.02.04.01 (Non-Acute)

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Non-Acute Programs

 
Handouts and audio replay for the 11/16/2011 conference call on Standard IC.02.04.01 Influenza Vaccination for Licensed Independent Practitioners and Staff for Ambulatory Health Care, Laboratory, Long Term Care (Medicare/Medicaid), Office-Based Surgery and Home Care accreditation programs.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Home Care, Influenza, Standards, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Standard IC.02.04.01 , Influenza Vaccination Teleconference, Vaccination, Vaccine

11/17/2011

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

From Survey Report to Accreditation Decision

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Your on-site survey is an important part of the accreditation decision-making process. During the on-site survey, your survey team uses the tracer methodology and other survey techniques to identify and document areas of noncompliance with Joint Commission standards.

Related Topics: Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Survey Process, Hospital Accreditation Process Information, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Accreditation Process, Ambulatory Health Care, Home Care, Hospital

10/06/2011

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, Bureau of Primary Health Care

Tdap Vaccination Strategies for Adolescents and Adults, Including Health Care Personnel

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Strategies from Research and Practice

 
The Joint Commission's Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation is releasing "Tdap Vaccination Strategies for Adolescents and Adults, Including Health Care Personnel: Strategies from Research and Practice" to help health care organizations of all types.

Related Topics: Hospital, Infection Control, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Monograph, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Vaccinations, Infection Control Monographs, Research Resources, Infection Prevention and HAIs

02/01/2011

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

Look-alike/sound-alike drug list

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Patient Safety - Look-alike/sound-alike drug list

Related Topics: Patient Safety, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Hospital, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care

01/05/2011

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

Measuring Hand Hygiene Adherence: Overcoming the Challenges

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The Joint Commission is releasing “Measuring Hand Hygiene Adherence: Overcoming the Challenges,” to help health care organizations target their efforts in measuring hand hygiene performance.

Related Topics: Infection Prevention and HAIs, Research Resources, Infection Control Monographs, Leading Practice Library Addendum, Influenza, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Monograph, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Disease-Specific Care, Hand Hygiene, Home Care, Hospital, Infection Control

05/04/2010

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

Acronyms Frequently Used by The Joint Commission

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Acronyms Frequently Used by The Joint Commission

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

04/21/2010