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For Nurses

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Free Online Influenza Testing Courses (SIRAS) added October 2013.

Related Items: Nurse , RIDT , CE Credits , SIRAS

03/03/2017
Topics Library

Joint Commission, CDC Collaborating on Ambulatory Infection Prevention Project

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The Joint Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating on an initiative designed to adapt, enhance and disseminate CDC guidance related to infection prevention and control in ambulatory health care settings.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Infection Prevention

03/03/2017
Topics Library

Patient Safety Systems Chapter for the Hospital program

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"Patient Safety Systems" (PS) chapter as shown in the 2017 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals.

Related Items: Hospital , Patient Safety , Standards , Patient Safety Systems

03/03/2017
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Sentinel Event Data Summary

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Summary Data of Sentinel Events reviewed by The Joint Commission (as of 1/13//2017)

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

03/03/2017
Videos

Why Behavioral Health Providers Choose The Joint Commission

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Leaders in behavioral health organizations explain why their organization chose, and continue to choose, Joint Commission accreditation.

 

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care

03/03/2017
Blog

How Engaged is Your Board?

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Don't underutilize your board of directors. Read up on our new tool to enhance board-leadership communication.

Related Items: Blog , Leadership

03/03/2017
Topics Library

Life Safety Code Information & Resources

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Updated - Life Safety and Environment of Care - Document List and Review Tool. Life Safety Code® is a registered trademark of the National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Life Safety Code

03/03/2017
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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

03/02/2017
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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

03/02/2017
Blog

Don’t Let Your Guard Down This Flu Season

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Flu season is far from over. Read our blog about our diagnostics and pandemic preparation courses!

Related Items: SIRAS , Hospital , Accreditation , Influenza , Certification

03/01/2017
Blog

Leaders, Are you Risking an RFI with your the Informed Consent Process?

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Informed consent is so much more than mandatory paperwork. Read our blog and find out more.

Related Items: Certification , Hospital , Accreditation

03/01/2017
News

New Sentinel Event Alert on Establishing and Improving Safety Culture in Health Care

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In health care, leadership’s failure to create an effective safety culture is a contributing factor to many types of adverse events such as wrong-site surgery and delays in treatment, according to a new Sentinel Event Alert issued by The Joint Commission.

Related Items: Safety Culture , News Releases

03/01/2017
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Sentinel Event Alert 57: The essential role of leadership in developing a safety culture

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In any health care organization, leadership’s first priority is to be accountable for effective care while protecting the safety of patients, employees, and visitors. Competent and thoughtful leaders contribute to improvements in safety and organizational culture.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Sentinel Event , Sentinel Event Alert , Suicide , Palliative Care , Webinar , Integrated Care Certification , Patient Blood Management Certification

03/01/2017
Standards FAQ

Emergency Cart - Medication Security

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Please clarify the issue related to medication security on emergency carts. Is the use of a breakaway tag that includes a numeric identification number and a defined process to monitor cart integrity considered an acceptable approach to maintaining security of emergency carts strategically located and readily available for use in emergent situations in patient care areas staffed 24/7.

03/01/2017
Standards FAQ

Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE) - Monitoring Timeline

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What is the duration of the monitoring?

02/28/2017
Blog

Rolling Out the Newest Antimicrobial Stewardship Standard

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Our newest infection prevention standard encompasses CDC's Core Elements and makes specific recommendations for NCCs, hospitals and critical access hospitals. Read about it in Lisa Waldowski's blog.

Related Items: Infection Control , Blog , Antimicrobial Stewardship , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital

02/28/2017
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Workplace Violence Prevention - California Hospital Association

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California Hospital Association represents the interests of more than 400 hospitals and healthcare systems in California.

Related Items: Hospital , Workplace Violence Prevention

02/27/2017
News

History of Joint Commission Pain Standards, Lessons to Address Opioid Epidemic Detailed in JAMA ‘Viewpoint’

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The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has published a Viewpoint editorial “The History of the Joint Commission’s Pain Standards: Lessons for Today’s Efforts to Address the Prescription Opioid Epidemic” by David W. Baker, MD, MPH, executive vice president, Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission.

Related Items: News Releases , Pain Management

02/27/2017
Content Page

Home Care Webinar Replays

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Added - Benefits of accreditation, June 16, 2016

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02/24/2017
Blog

An Essential Conversation: eCQM Adoption & Resources

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Missed the HIMSS presentation on our hospital eCQM survey? Read the highlights in our new blog.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital

02/24/2017
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Patient Safety

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Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 8-14, 2015

02/24/2017
News

The Joint Commission Appoints Two Executive Directors to Business Development and Marketing Division

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The Joint Commission announces the promotions of Patrick Phelan, MBA, to the position of executive director of Hospital Business Development, and Julia Finken, RN, BSN, MBA, CSSBB, CPHQ, to the position of executive director of Behavioral Health Care and Psychiatric Hospital Accreditation. Both of these positions report to Brian Enochs, JD, executive vice president of Business Development and Marketing.

Related Items: News Releases

02/23/2017
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Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) 2017 ORYX Measure Selection Instructions

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Information on making 2017 ORYX Measure Selections for Critical Access Hospitals is now available. 2017 ORYX Measure Selections (OMS) need to be made no later than March 1, 2017.

Related Items: ORYX , Performance Measurement

02/23/2017
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Hospitals (ADC >10) 2017 ORYX Measure Selection Instructions

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Information on making 2017 ORYX Measure Selections for Hospitals (with Average Daily Census >10) is now available. 2017 ORYX Measure Selections (OMS) need to be made no later than March 1, 2017.

Related Items: ORYX , Performance Measurement

02/23/2017