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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: Hospital, Home Care, Patient Safety, Nursing Care Center, Accreditation, 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, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, 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: Vaccination, Influenza Vaccination Teleconference, Standard IC.02.04.01 , Influenza, Nursing Care Center, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital

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, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Ambulatory Health Care, Home Care, Standard IC.02.04.01 , Influenza Vaccination Teleconference, Vaccine, Vaccination

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, Hospital, Home Care

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

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

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, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Home Care, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Infection Control, 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, Health Care Staffing, Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Acronyms, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center

04/21/2010

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , 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: Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Home Care, Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Environment of Care, Disease-Specific Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Health Care-Associated Infections, HAI General

03/01/2010

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

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

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

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

06/25/2009

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

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

04/01/2009

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

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

10/19/2007

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