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Perinatal Care

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New! Clarification to Perinatal Care measure PC-05: Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding. The expanded Perinatal Care (PC) measure set is comprised of 5 measures.

Related Items: Hospital , Performance Measurement , Core Measure Set

04/11/2017
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Health Equity

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Collecting accurate and consistent REAL (race, ethnicity and language) data is essential to resolving disparities in health care. Train staff to collect REAL data in an effective and culturally sensitive way. Learn more about the REAL eLearning Module.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Hospital , Health Equity

04/11/2017
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Don’t Re-Use Glucometers, Fingerstick Devices and Lancets

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Don't risk a condition-level deficiency. Read our blog for the correct use of lancet, fingerstick and glucometer devices.

Related Items: Home Care , Nursing Care Center , Home Care Accreditation

04/10/2017
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One-Stop Shopping for Workplace Violence Prevention Resources

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The Joint Commission is at the forefront of solving the workplace violence issue in health care. Read the newest blog on our extensive effort to combat this problem.

Related Items: Certification , Workplace Violence Prevention , Accreditation

04/10/2017
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Michigan Hospital and Home Care Organization First to Receive Joint Commission Medication Compounding Certification

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Supporting efforts to ensure patients receive safe and high quality compounded medications, Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, Michigan, has become the first hospital—and Home I.V. Care, Inc., Madison Heights, Michigan, has become the first home care organization—to receive Medication Compounding Certification from The Joint Commission.

Related Items: Medication Compounding , News Releases

04/10/2017
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Performance Measurement and Improvement for Disease-Specific Care Certification Programs

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Disease-Specific Care (DSC) Certification programs are required to meet both standards and performance measure requirements in order to achieve and maintain a certification designation.

Related Items: Performance Measurement for Disease Specific Care

04/07/2017
Standards FAQ

Texting - Use of Secure Text Messaging for Patient Care Orders

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What is The Joint Commission's position on the use of secure texting to communicate orders?

04/07/2017
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Putting a Stop to Medication Compounding-Related Infections

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Cases of fungal meningitis, bacterial bloodstream infections and other types of infections have been linked to contamination during medication compounding, a process when a pharmacy mixes or “compounds” chemical ingredients into a finished medication.

Related Items: Infection Control

04/06/2017
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Register Today for May 9-10 Ambulatory Care ‘Accreditation Essentials’

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There are plenty of new developments at The Joint Commission that make it more important than ever to attend the Ambulatory Care “Accreditation Essentials” program, May 9-10, 2017.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

04/06/2017
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John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients Announced

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A U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) deputy under secretary, a Boston-based patient safety research group and a Delaware health system have been named recipients of the 2016 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards, presented annually by The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum (NQF)

Related Items: Eisenberg Award , News Releases

04/04/2017
Standards FAQ

Medication Administration - Titration Orders

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Does The Joint Commission require specific elements for titration orders when such orders are permitted by an organization and what other quality or safety advances should be considered ?

04/04/2017
Standards FAQ

Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) - Intent

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What is the intent of the requirement for Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation?

04/04/2017
Standards FAQ

Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE) - Peer Review

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Is this really just the process that was historically called Peer Review?

04/04/2017
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Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE) - Components of Design Process

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Must the process be pre-defined for new privileges or can it be determined for each specific applicant for the new privilege?

04/03/2017
Standards FAQ

Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE) - New Privileges

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What is the requirement for new privileges?

04/03/2017
Standards FAQ

Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE) - Intent

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 What is the intent of the Focused Professional Practice Evaluation requirement?

04/03/2017
Standards FAQ

Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE)- Four Required Components

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Are there any required components for design of the focused evaluation process?

04/03/2017
03/31/2017
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Strategies for Improving Rapid Influenza Testing and Treatment in Ambulatory Settings (SIRAS)

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Now available in Spanish - Strategies for Improving Rapid Influenza Testing and Treatment in Ambulatory Settings (SIRAS)- Updated free course offering for the current Flu season. Enroll in the course. Download the inforgraphic.

Related Items: Influenza , Disease-Specific Care , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Home Care , Hospital , Research Resources , Ambulatory Health Care

03/31/2017
03/31/2017
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Webinar Replay and Slides: Achieving Perinatal Care Certification and Lessons Learned

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Learn about the requirements and processes needed, as well as the resources available, for achieving Joint Commission Perinatal Care certification.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Hospital , Previous Webinar , Perinatal , Webinar , Perinatal Care Certification , Previous Webinar Perinatal

03/31/2017
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Facts about Behavioral Health Home Certification

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Behavioral Health Home Certification is an optional certification available to organizations accredited under The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program. The certification recognizes organizations and agencies that act as a health home for the individuals they serve.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Certification Fact Sheets , Behavioral Health Home

03/31/2017
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Facts about Ambulatory Care Accreditation

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The Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Care Accreditation program was established in 1975, and today more than 2,100 freestanding ambulatory care organizations are Joint Commission-accredited.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Advanced Imaging , Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation , Ambulatory Health Care , Diagnostic/Theraputic , Endoscopy , Imaging Centers , Medical/Dental , Office-Based Surgery , Sleep Centers , Urgent Care , Telehealth/NonSurgical , Telehealth/Surgical , Accreditation , Accreditation Program

03/31/2017
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2017 Review Process Guide for Certification for Comprehensive Cardiac Centers

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The 2017 Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification Review Process Guide is now available.

Related Items: Home Care , Hospital , Palliative Care , Review Process Guide

03/30/2017