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Certification in Inpatient Diabetes

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Certification in Inpatient Diabetes

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02/18/2018
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New Requirements Assess Pregnant Mothers’ Infectious Disease Status Upon Delivery Room Admission

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Assessing pregnant women’s status for HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B, and group B strep (GBS) is about to get much more comprehensive, even if it doesn’t take place until the delivery room.

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02/18/2018
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Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to Life Safety Code Update

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The Joint Commission announces three revisions across the “Life Safety” and “Environment of Care” chapters that will be effective March 11, 2018.

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02/16/2018
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2018 Survey Activity Guide

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The 2018 Accreditation Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations is now available. See the "What's New for 2018" to identify the accreditation programs and survey activities that include updated contents.

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02/16/2018
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Facts about Office-Based Surgery Accreditation

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The Joint Commission introduced its Office-Based Surgery (OBS) accreditation program in 2001. It serves as a quality oversight tool for smaller, office-based surgical practices.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Office-Based Surgery Accreditation , Accreditation Program

02/16/2018
Topics Library

Facts about Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification

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In 2017, The Joint Commission launched its Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification, a voluntary program for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals seeking an independent evaluation and recognition of their comprehensive cardiac center services.

Related Items: Hospital , Certification , Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification

02/16/2018
Topics Library

Facts about Medication Compounding Certification

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In January 2017, The Joint Commission began offering Medication Compounding Certification. The program was developed in response to patient safety and quality events related to medication compounding, including a multistate meningitis outbreak in 2012.

Related Items: Home Care , Hospital , Certification , Medication Compounding

02/16/2018
Standards FAQ

Emergency Generator - Fuel Capacity

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What is the minimum required on-site fuel supply necessary?

02/15/2018
Standards FAQ

Pre-construction Risk Assessment - Requirement

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What is the requirement for an organization to have a pre-construction risk assessment?

02/15/2018
Standards FAQ

Self-Contained High Level Disinfection Units - Semi-Critical Devices

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What are the Joint Commission recommendations regarding Glutaraldehyde User Station's (GUS), disinfection soak station's (or similar self-contained high level disinfection units which often use 0.55% ortho-phthalaldehyde) for disinfecting devices ( such as vaginal probes and other endo-cavity probes) utilized in various settings ( such as radiology, outpatient procedure rooms in hospital, and ambulatory care settings). Specifically, are there any specific requirements for ventilation, use and processing locations (shared or separate) and can the unit share space with a sterilizer?

02/15/2018
Standards FAQ

Design Criteria - Clinical Sink in an Outpatient Setting

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What is the requirement for design criteria on hand washing sinks in an outpatient setting?

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02/15/2018
Standards FAQ

Design Criteria - Clinical Sink in a Medical Surgical Unit

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What is the requirement for design criteria on clinical sinks in medical/surgical units?

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02/15/2018
Standards FAQ

Soiled Utility Room Security - Risk Assessment

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Are soiled utility rooms required to be locked?

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02/15/2018
Standards FAQ

Temperature and relative humidity requirements - Controlling Authority

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What are compliance requirements for ventilation, temperature and relative humidity?

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02/15/2018
Standards FAQ

Operating Room - Temperature

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Can temperatures be outside of established range in operating rooms?

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02/15/2018
Standards FAQ

Emergency Call Button - Public Accessible Restroom

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What are the requirements for an emergency call button in a public accessible restroom?

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02/15/2018
Standards FAQ

Under-Sink Storage - Risk Assessment

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What is the requirement for under-sink storage?

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02/15/2018
Standards FAQ

Design Criteria - Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI)

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What is the requirement for organizations to use when assessing building design and construction criteria?

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02/15/2018
Standards FAQ

Temperature and Humidity - Monitoring Requirements for Sterile Supply Storage Areas

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What are the requirements for temperature and humidity monitoring in areas in which sterile supplies are stored ?

02/15/2018
Standards FAQ

Fire Extinguishment Systems - Testing and Cleaning

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What is the requirement for testing kitchen automatic fire extinguishing systems and cleaning requirements?

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02/15/2018
Standards FAQ

Emergency Power Systems - Testing and Inspecting

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What is the requirement for testing the battery feature of egress lights?

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02/15/2018
Standards FAQ

Behavioral Health Care - Sleeping Room Doors

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Are residential treatment centers required to install self-closing doors or automatic closing devices on doors in sleeping rooms?

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02/15/2018
Standards FAQ

Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) transfer time requirements - Testing

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What is the requirement for testing Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS)?

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02/15/2018
Standards FAQ

Generator - Monthly Load Test

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What is the requirement for initiating and completing the monthly emergency generator load test?

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02/15/2018
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