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Home Care

Revisions to NPSG.15.02.01 on Home Oxygen Use

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The Joint Commission approved modifications to National Patient Safety Goal NPSG.15.02.01 on risks associated with home oxygen use for accredited home care organizations. Effective January 1, 2015, the modifications enhance the Goal’s focus on patient safety and clarify specific requirements.

Related Topics: Home Care, 2014 Joint Commission Requirement, NPSG

07/02/2014

Nursing Care Center

Post-Acute Care and Memory Care

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Certification Options

 
Joint Commission's Nursing Care Center accreditation program offers two certification options for organizations looking to further recognize their care competencies.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Post-Acute, Certification Options, Memory Care

07/02/2014

Nursing Care Center, Home Care

Gina Zimmermann

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Executive Director, Nursing Care Center Accreditation, Director, Business Development Training, Division of Business Development, Government and External Relations

 
Gina Zimmermann is the executive director for Nursing Care Center Accreditation. In this role, she oversees the strategic direction and performance of the Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Staff Biographies

07/02/2014

Nursing Care Center

Overview Guide

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A snapshot of the accreditation & certification processes for nursing care centers

 
A snapshot of the accreditation & certification processes for nursing care centers covering fees, timelines, and resources.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center

07/02/2014

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

Physician Leader Monthly - June 2014

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Topics: Physician Leader Monthly, Chief Medical Officer, Physician

07/01/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about the Official “Do Not Use” List of Abbreviations

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In 2001, The Joint Commission issued a Sentinel Event Alert on the subject of medical abbreviations, and just one year later, its Board of Commissioners approved a National Patient Safety Goal...

Related Topics: Patient Safety, Fact Sheets, Patient Safety Fact Sheets

06/27/2014

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

Life Safety Code Information & Resources

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Life Safety Code® is a registered trademark of the National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA.

Related Topics: Life Safety Code

06/24/2014

Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Why Choose Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

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Now, with the Guidance of the Brain Attack Coalition, The Joint Commission has developed an Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers; those hospitals that have specific abilities to receive and treat the most complex stroke cases.

Related Topics: Comprehensive Stroke Center, Benefits of Certification

06/20/2014

Behavioral Health Care

"Accreditation Tips and Topics" - BHC Emails

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Accreditation Tips and Topics is a monthly email of helpful tips and topics for organizations in the process of achieving Behavioral Health accreditation.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care

06/18/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual Files for Jun 11 webinar: Strategies to address HR/Staffing challenges

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Webinar for behavioral health organizations about addressing HR/staffing challenges, including using accreditation as a framework for success.

Related Topics: Previous Webinar

06/17/2014

Home Care

Meet the members of our Home Care Advisory Council

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Representatives of accredited home care organizations who provide advice.

Related Topics: Home Care

06/17/2014

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

Sentinel Event Alert Issue 52: Preventing infection from the misuse of vials

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Thousands of patients have been adversely affected by the misuse of single-dose/single-use and multiple-dose vials. Webinar replay information added September 2014.

Related Topics: Sentinel Event, Sentinel Event Alert, Sentinel Event Infection, Health Care-Associated Infections

06/16/2014

Ambulatory Health Care

Ambulatory Health Care Advisory Council Members

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Listing of the members of the Medical/Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advisory Council and Surgical Advisory Council for the Ambulatory Health Care program.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation

06/12/2014

Emergency Management Resources - Legal/Ethical Issues

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Legal/Ethical Emergency Management Resources. See the Joint Commission Emergency Management Portal for additional resources.

Related Topics: Emergency Management

06/06/2014

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

Speak Up: Anesthesia and Sedation

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New Speak Up infographic that includes a description of types of anesthesia, information to tell your doctor, and precautions you should take before and after receiving anesthesia or sedation.

Related Topics: Anesthesia, Sedation, Palliative Care, Infographic, Speak Up Infographic, Nursing Care Center, Speak Up, Hospital, Home Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital

06/06/2014

Laboratory

Patients’ Access to Test Reports:Changes to CLIA Regulations and HIPAA Privacy Rule

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The Joint Commission recently revised Information Management (IM) Standard IM.02.01.03, element of performance (EP) 5, Note 2, for laboratories.

Related Topics: Laboratory Accreditation Program, 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

06/03/2014

Disease-Specific Care

Performance Measures for Comprehensive Stroke Certification Finalized

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In March 2014, The Joint Commission’s Board of Com-missioners approved a final set of standardized performance measures for the Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) advanced certification program.

Related Topics: 2014 Joint Commission Requirement, Disease-Specific Care

06/03/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Revised Opioid Treatment Program Requirements for Behavioral Health Care

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The Joint Commission recently incorporated several revisions within its Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) for behavioral health care organizations.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

06/03/2014

Nursing Care Center

External Studies Highlight Positive Differences in How Joint Commission Accredited Nursing Facilities Perform

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Three recent independent studies have shown that Joint Commission-accredited organizations outperform non-accredited facilities in a number of key areas.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center

05/30/2014

Disease-Specific Care

Disease-Specific Care Certification Q & A Guide

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Q&A Guide for Disease-Specific Care Certification - A preparation guide to answer your questions about this unique recognition program.

Related Topics: Benefits of Certification, Becoming Certified, Resource

05/29/2014

Home Care

Customer Spotlight: Innovative Strategies To Improve Care and Efficiency—Season’s Hospice

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A customer interview, featured in a recent issue of The Remington Report magazine, highlights new business models and strategies home care providers, just like you, are utilizing to increase quality of care, boost efficiency and improve operations.

Related Topics: Hospice, Home Care

05/23/2014

Home Care

New Hospice Awareness Campaign Launches

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The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is excited to introduce a new national campaign, "Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice." The Joint Commission is proud to be a member of NHPCO and support their message throughout the continuum.

Related Topics: Hospice, Home Care

05/21/2014

Hospitals, Nursing Care Center, Disease-Specific Care

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Initiatives

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Sudden cardiac arrest accounts for approximately 350,000 deaths in the United States annually; while many people affected have a history of cardiac disease, countless others have no cardiac history and are unaware of any risk factors.

Related Topics: Disease-Specific Care, Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Other Measures, Performance Measurement, Nursing Care Center, Monograph, Research Resources

05/21/2014

Home Care

Free Industry Report: The National State of Home Care & Hospice

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Developed by Fazzi Associates, with participation from Joint Commission Home Care Executive Director Margherita Labson on the steering committee, the study identifies industry trends and best practices for agency leaders. Key areas include technology/electronic health records, and telehealth.

Related Topics: Hospice, Home Care, Home Health

05/19/2014

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