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Making Dialysis Safer for Patients

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Infection can seriously sidetrack dialysis. Read how we're participating in the Making Dialysis Safer coalition.

Related Items: Certification , Blog , Accreditation

03/23/2017
News

First Patient Blood Management Certification in U.S. goes to D.C. Hospital

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MedStar-Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C. is the nation’s first hospital to receive a Patient Blood Management Certification by The Joint Commission and AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks).

Related Items: News Releases , Patient Blood Management Certification

03/22/2017
Topics Library

Facts about the Board of Commissioners

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The Board of Commissioners is The Joint Commission’s governing body, providing policy leadership and oversight.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Hospital , About The Joint Commission , Board of Commissioners , Advisory Group Fact Sheets

03/21/2017
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Facts about Joint Commission Resources

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Established in 1986, Joint Commission Resources (JCR) is a global, knowledge-based organization that provides innovative solutions designed to help health care organizations improve patient safety and quality.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Joint Commission Resources , Corporate Fact Sheets

03/21/2017
Blog

Total Hip / Total Knee Replacement Certification Raises Bar for Orthopedic ASCs

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As technology has enabled more procedures outside the acute-care setting, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are providing even more advanced surgical care.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

03/21/2017
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Heather Hurley

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Heather Hurley is the executive director of Laboratory Business Development.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Staff Biographies

03/21/2017
Blog

Safety Culture: A Daily Dose of Reporting and Learning

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Learn how a 15-minute daily operations briefing brought one hospital's c. diff rates down 44%.

Related Items: Blog , Hospital , Critical Access Hospital

03/21/2017
Topics Library

Comparison Grid: Stroke Certification Programs

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The Joint Commission Stroke Certification Programs – Program Concept Comparison Grid

Related Items: Advanced Certification , Advanced Certification for Acute Stroke Ready Hospital

03/20/2017
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Webinar Replay and Slides: Mar 14 - Roadmap to Behavioral Health Accreditation

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Learn more about how to plan for your behavioral health accreditation

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , Mental Health

03/17/2017
Content Page

Health Care Staffing Services Certification

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Comp webinar May 28, 2015 added.

03/16/2017
News

Automated Harm Trigger System Enables Real-Time Identification of Patients at Risk

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A study in the April 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety details how the Adventist Health System Patient Safety Organization, Altamonte Springs, Florida, developed an automated all-cause harm trigger system to enable the identification of current patients who may have experienced harm or may be at risk for harm.

Related Items: News Releases

03/16/2017
Blog

Beyond the Harm Identification Study Q&A

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The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety Editor-in-Chief Dr. David Baker asked lead author Dr. Christine Sammer about her study, “Developing and Evaluating an Automated All-Cause Harm Trigger System,” published this week in the April 2017 issue of the journal.

Related Items: Blog , Accreditation , Certification

03/16/2017
Topics Library

Physician Leader Monthly March 2017

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Items: Physician Leader Monthly , Chief Medical Officer , Physician Leaders

03/15/2017
News

R3 Report on New Housing Support Services Standards for Behavioral Health Care

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To help improve the quality and safety of care for homeless populations, an “R3 Report” released today by The Joint Commission addresses new behavioral health care accreditation standards for housing support services programs. The report provides in-depth rationale and evidence for The Joint Commission’s standards.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , News Releases

03/15/2017
Content Page

Medication Compounding Certification

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Medication Compounding Certification providers page launched 2/15/17

Related Items: Hospital , Home Care

03/15/2017
Content Page

The Physical Environment

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The Joint Commission and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) launched the new Physical Environment Portal. The purpose of this portal is to provide guidance and education to reduce instances of non-compliance with the top eight Environment of Care/Life Safety standards.

Related Items: Physical Environment , Environment of Care , Life Safety Code

03/14/2017
Standards FAQ

History and Physical - Content

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  What specific elements or content must be included in the history and physical?

03/14/2017
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R3 Report Issue 10 - Housing support services standards for Behavioral Health Care

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In January 2016, The Joint Commission released a set of new Behavioral Health Care (BHC) standards for housing support services programs. These standards are applicable to any Joint Commission-accredited behavioral health care organization that is providing such services.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , R3 Report (Newsletter) , CAUTI

03/14/2017
Standards FAQ

Medication Administration - Incorporating Patient Preference Into Medication Administration Practices

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Are there circumstances when a provider may write PRN medication orders that allow variation in administration based on patient preference such as in the following examples ? Example 1: Orders are written to administer ‘acetaminophen for mild pain’ and ‘hydromorphone for moderate pain’. However, due to the side effects of hydromorphone, the patient requests to take the acetaminophen even though pain was reported as ‘moderate’. Example 2: A post-partum patient has PRN pain medications written as follows: morphine for severe pain, hydromorphone written for moderate pain and acetaminophen written for mild pain. New moms who report moderate or severe pain may request to take the acetaminophen as they do not want to take the other medications as they are breastfeeding.

03/14/2017
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Pain Management

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Added JAMA link to article authored by David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, executive vice president, Healthcare Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission, discusses pain management standards.

Related Items: Standards , Pain Management

03/13/2017
Blog

Here’s How We Roll: Patient Safety Awareness Week 2017

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It's Patient Safety Awareness Week! Ann Blouin blogs on The Joint Commission's wide range of assets to promote safe patient care.

Related Items: Certification , Hospital , Accreditation , Patient Safety

03/13/2017
Standards FAQ

Non-licensed, Non-employee Individuals - Oversight expectations

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What are The Joint Commission’s expectations regarding non-licensed, non-employee individuals in health care organizations, including health care industry representatives (HCIRs)?

03/10/2017
Standards FAQ

Credentialing - Non-licensed, Non-employee Individuals - Oversight Expectations

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What are The Joint Commission’s expectations regarding non-licensed, non-employee individuals in health care organizations, including health care industry representatives (HCIRs)?

03/10/2017
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Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

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Attention Total Hip and Knee Replacement programs! The Joint Commission will begin to accept applications on December 17th, 2015 for a new Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. On-site reviews will be starting in early 2016.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

03/10/2017
Topics Library

Ana Pujols McKee, M.D.

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Ana Pujols McKee, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer.

Related Items: Staff Biographies

03/10/2017
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