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

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

05/04/2010

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

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

Website Permissions/Reprints Request Form

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Use this form to request Website Permissions/Reprints

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

08/27/2009

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

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

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

07/22/2009

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

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

06/25/2009

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

Report a Complaint about Medical Information Mishandled by The Joint Commission Staff- Privacy Incident Report Form

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Form to Report a Complaint about Medical Information Mishandled by The Joint Commission Staff- Privacy Incident Report

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Health Care Staffing, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Hospital, Laboratory Services, Nursing Care Center, Privacy Incident Report Form, Physician, Nurse

04/01/2009

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Services, 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: Sentinel Event Alert, Sentinel Event, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Services, Hospital, Home Care

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

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: Nursing Care Center, Becoming Accredited

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 Care Center, Nursing Home, Patient Education, Brochure

10/19/2007

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