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Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Sentinel Event Alert Issue 50: Medical device alarm safety in hospitals

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Many medical devices have alarm systems. These alarm-equipped devices are essential to providing safe care to patients in many health care settings; clinicians depend on these devices for information they need to deliver appropriate care and to guide treatment decisions.

Related Topics: Sentinel Event Alert, Sentinel Event, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Webinar

04/08/2013

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

03/22/2013

Critical Access Hospitals

Critical Access Hospital Project

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Standardized Performance Measures

 
The Joint Commission is seeking volunteer critical access hospitals to pilot test draft critical access hospital (CAH) performance measures.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Measure Development Initiatives, Critical Access Hospital

03/18/2013

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

FAQs about Primary Care Medical Home Certification for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals

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Read the Frequently Asked Questions about Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Certification for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals.

Related Topics: Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Primary Care Medical Home, PCMH FAQs

02/20/2013

Critical Access Hospitals

Slides from the January 12, 2012 Teleconference: Standards and National Patient Safety Goals: What's New for 2012

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Slides from the January 12, 2012 Teleconference: Standards and National Patient Safety Goals: What's New for 2012.

Related Topics: Previous Webinar, Critical Access Hospital

02/19/2013

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

11/30/2012

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about accountability measures

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The Joint Commission categorizes its process performance measures into accountability and non-accountability measures.

Related Topics: Top Performer, Critical Access Hospital, Fact Sheets, Accountability Measures, Hospital, ORYX , Performance Measurement, Core Measure Fact Sheets, Core Measures

10/29/2012

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Improving America's Hospitals - The Joint Commission's Annual Report on Quality and Safety 2012

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The 2012 report includes 620 hospitals, designated as Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™, that are leading the way nationally in using evidence-based care processes closely linked to positive patient outcomes.

Related Topics: Safety, Quality, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Annual Report, Performance Measures

09/18/2012

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Eligibility for Hospital and Critical Access Hospital Accreditation

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In order for an organization to be accredited under our Hospital program, the following requirements determine eligibility.

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Accreditation

09/04/2012

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Safe Surgery Checklist

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CMS's new structural measure on the use of a safe surgery checklist and its relationship to the Universal Protocol. The new measure applies to ambulatory surgery centers and hospital outpatient surgery, and is being considered for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program.

Related Topics: Universal Protocol, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Safe Surgery Checklist

07/24/2012

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

07/20/2012

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

The 2012 Fifth International High Reliability Conference Proceedings Paper

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Mindfulness and perfection. These two words summed up a progressive way of thinking about high reliability in health care and other industries, according to thought leaders presenting at the 2012 Fifth International High Reliability Conference, May 21 - 23, 2012.

Related Topics: High Reliability, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Services, Home Care

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, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Home Care, Hospital, CLABSI, Health Care-Associated Infections

05/16/2012

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Services, 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, Laboratory Services, Nursing Care Center, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Influenza, Health Care-Associated Infections

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

12/02/2011

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Services, 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 Services, Nursing Care Center, Hospital, Home Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Accreditation Process, Ambulatory Health Care, Survey Process, Hospital Accreditation Process Information

10/06/2011

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

Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 47: Radiation risks of diagnostic imaging

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Diagnostic radiation is an effective tool that can save lives. The higher the dose of radiation delivered at any one time, however, the greater the risk for long-term damage. If a patient receives repeated doses, harm can also occur as the cumulative effect of those multiple doses over time.

Related Topics: Sentinel Event Alert, Radiation Overdose, Sentinel Event, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital

09/01/2011

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

Health Affairs - Still Crossing the Quality Chasm

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The April issue of Health Affairs features an article, written by Drs. Mark Chassin and Jerod Loeb, titled “The Ongoing Quality Improvement Journey: Next Stop, High Reliability.” The article highlights high reliability, which can be defined as consistent excellence over long periods of time.

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

04/14/2011

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: Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Laboratory Services, Hospital, Home Care, Nursing Care Center, Patient Safety

01/05/2011

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

Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 45: Preventing violence in the health care setting

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Once considered safe havens, health care institutions today are confronting steadily increasing rates of crime, including violent crimes such as assault, rape and homicide.

Related Topics: Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Sentinel Event, Sentinel Event Alert

06/03/2010

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

Acronyms Frequently Used by The Joint Commission

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Acronyms Frequently Used by The Joint Commission

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

04/21/2010

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

It’s All on the Surface

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Establishing Protocols for Cleaning and Disinfecting Environmental Surface Areas

 
Environment of Care® News, March 2010, Volume 13, Issue 3

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Environment of Care, Laboratory Services, Nursing Care Center, Hospital, Health Care-Associated Infections, HAI General

03/01/2010

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

5 Sure-Fire Methods - Identifying Risks for Infections

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The Joint Commission: The Source, February, Volume 8, Issue 2

Related Topics: HAI General, Health Care-Associated Infections, Hospital, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Services, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care

02/01/2010

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