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Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , 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: Speak Up Infection Control, Speak Up, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Patient Education, Health Care Staffing, General Public, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Hospital, Infection Control, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Health Care-Associated Infections, Patient Education Infection

11/30/2012

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, Monograph, Patient Safety, Patient Education, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Hospital, Home Care

11/19/2012

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

07/20/2012

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: Disease-Specific Care, Home Care, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, 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: Monograph, Nursing Care Center, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Hospital, Home Care, CLABSI, Health Care-Associated Infections

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

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, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Nursing Care Center, 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: Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Nursing Care Center, Influenza, Influenza Vaccination Teleconference, Standard IC.02.04.01 , Vaccination

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

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: Home Care, Hospital, Infection Control, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Disease-Specific Care, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Monograph, Nursing Care Center, Infection Control Monographs, Research Resources, Vaccinations, Health Care-Associated Infections

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

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

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

04/21/2010

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

02/01/2010

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

Website Permissions/Reprints Request Form

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Use this form to request Website Permissions/Reprints

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

01/04/2010

Nursing Care Center

Long Term Care Accreditation Answer Book

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Long Term Care Accreditation Answer Book - Understanding The Joint Commission Long Term Care Accreditation Process

Related Topics: Survey Process, Nursing Care Center, Becoming Accredited

10/30/2009

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

Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 43: Leadership committed to safety

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Leadership is a critical function in promoting high quality, safe health care. In health care organizations, leadership is provided by the governing body, the chief executive and...

Related Topics: Sentinel Event, Sentinel Event Alert, Nursing Care Center, Hospital, Home Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital

08/27/2009

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

Don't Just Talk the Talk: The Joint Commission tackles its own processes with Lean and Six Sigma, Quality Progress, July 2009

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This article covers The Joint Commission's use of Lean and Six Sigma in their new Robust Process Improvement approach to quality improvement.

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

08/07/2009

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

Special Instructions for Accessing The Joint Commission Connect for Non-Internet Explorer Browser Users (For Windows Users)

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Special Instructions for Accessing The Joint Commission Connect for Non-Internet Explorer Browser Users (For Windows Users)

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

07/22/2009

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

Providing a Safer Environment for Health Care Personnel and Patients through Influenza Vaccination

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“Providing a Safer Environment for Health Care Personnel and Patients through Influenza Vaccination: Strategies from Research and Practice,” a free monograph, to help health care organizations of all types improve seasonal influenza vaccination rates in health care personnel.

Related Topics: Health Care-Associated Infections, Vaccinations, Leading Practice Library Addendum, Vaccination, Vaccine, Research Resources, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Monograph, Nurse, Physician, Infection Control Monographs, Influenza, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Infection Control, Hospital, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, H1N1 , Health Care Staffing

06/25/2009

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

Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 42: Safely implementing health information and converging technologies

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As health information technology (HIT) and “converging technologies”—the interrelationship between medical devices and HIT—are increasingly adopted by health care organizations.

Related Topics: Safe Health IT, Hospital, Home Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Sentinel Event, Sentinel Event Alert, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center

12/11/2008

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Nursing Care Center, Home Care

Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 41: Preventing errors relating to commonly used anticoagulants

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Reports of accidental deaths and overdosing due to the improper use of anticoagulant drugs have received significant public attention.

Related Topics: Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Nursing Care Center, Sentinel Event Alert, Sentinel Event

09/24/2008

Nursing Care Center

10 Steps to Long Term Care Accreditation

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Long Term Care - 10 Steps to Accreditaiton

Related Topics: Becoming Accredited, Nursing Care Center

03/06/2008

Nursing Care Center

Assessing the Quality of Nursing Home Services Brochure

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Assessing the Quality of Nursing Home Services Brochure

Related Topics: Nursing Home, Patient Education, Nursing Care Center, Brochure

10/19/2007