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Busting the Myths about Engaging Patients and Families in Patient Safety

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Open and candid communication with patients and their families is a key component of safe and effective health care. However, communication between caregivers and patients is sometimes hindered by longstanding myths and misconceptions about the sharing of information.

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 , Patient Safety , Patient Rights , Patient-Provider Communication , Palliative Care , Papers , Patient-centered communications , Patient Engagement , Integrated Care Certification , Patient Blood Management Certification , Rights and Responsibilities

07/25/2016
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Surveyor Insights

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Surveyor Insights is an addition to our Physical Environment Portal as a benefit for Joint Commission accredited organizations.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Quality Improvement Tools , Physical Environment

07/25/2016
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Map - HRSA/BPHC Supported Accredited Health Centers

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Bureau of Primary Health Care - Map of Health HRSA/BPHC Supported Accredited Health Centers.

Related Items: BPHC-supported , Community Health Center , Federally Qualified Health Center , FQHC , Health Center , BPHC Accredited Centers

07/22/2016
07/22/2016
Standards FAQ

Eye Wash Station and Emergency Showers - Design Criteria

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What is the design and operational criteria for eye wash stations and emergency showers?

Related Items: ec.02.02.01

07/21/2016
Standards FAQ

Risk Assessments - How and When

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How/when are risk assessments required to be performed?

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07/21/2016
Standards FAQ

Controlling Airborne Contaminants - Documentation

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What is the requirement for documentation of indoor air quality and ventilation maintenance?

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07/21/2016
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Joint Commission JAMA Viewpoint Focuses on Workplace Violence in Health Care

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A new JAMA Viewpoint by Patient Safety Officer Ron Wyatt, MD, MHA, and two co-authors tackles the issue of workplace violence in health care.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Health Care Staffing , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Integrated Care Certification

07/21/2016
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Emergency Management Resources - Cyber Attack

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Emergency Management Resources - Cyber Attack

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07/20/2016
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Facts about Joint Commission International

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Joint Commission International (JCI) was established in 1994 as a division of Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a private, not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , About The Joint Commission , Joint Commission International , Corporate Fact Sheets

07/20/2016
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Facts about Memory Care accreditation requirements and optional Memory Care Certification for Nursing Care Centers

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In 2014, The Joint Commission established Memory Care requirements for its Nursing Care Center Accreditation program and introduced an optional Memory Care Certification program.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Nursing Care Center , Nursing Home , Alzheimer's Disease , Memory Care

07/20/2016
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Leading Practice Library

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The Leading Practice Library is a complimentary tool available to organizations that are currently accredited or certified by The Joint Commission.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Quality Improvement Tools

07/20/2016
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Check this out! New Compliance Checklist for Diagnostic Imaging!

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Check this out! New, first-of-its-kind compliance checklist for diagnostic imaging: use it to do a self-assessment and prepare for the on-site survey.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Diagnostic Imaging Services , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

07/20/2016
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Survey Results: Challenges Faced by Hospitals Implementing Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs)

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In March 2016, leaders at The Joint Commission, the American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals collaborated to distribute a survey to 886 randomly selected accredited hospitals.

Related Items: Hospital , Pioneers in Quality , eCQM

07/20/2016
Standards FAQ

Hypoglycemia - Evaluation of All Episodes

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Does every episode of hypoglycemia have to be evaluated for DSPM.1 EP.3.a if it is or is not a performance measure?

07/15/2016
Standards FAQ

Behavioral Health Care - Patient Self-harm Risk Management

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What is the requirement for patient self-harm ligature risk management in Behavioral Health Care?

Related Items: ec.02.06.01

07/15/2016
Standards FAQ

Suicide Risk Reduction - Applicability in a Hospital Setting

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In our hospital, we do not have a psychiatric unit but we do admit patients that have psychiatric disorders along with their medical conditions. Does this requirement apply to us?

Related Items: npsg.15.01.01

07/15/2016
Standards FAQ

Suicide Risk Reduction - Crisis Hotline

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NPSG.15.01.01 EP 3 says, "The hospital provides information such as a crisis hotline to individuals at risk for suicide and their family members.." Does this mean we have to provide our own crisis hotline?

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07/15/2016
Standards FAQ

Suicide Risk Reduction - Screening vs. Comprehensive Assessment

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For psychiatric hospitals and residential treatment facilities, are we required to screen all individuals admitted and to conduct a more detailed risk assessment, as appropriate, or to conduct a thorough suicide risk assessment for every individual who presents for admission?

Related Items: npsg.15.01.01

07/15/2016
Standards FAQ

Suicide Risk Reduction - Hospital Applicability Sample Scenarios

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For each of the following general hospital scenarios, would a suicide risk assessment be required?

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07/15/2016
Standards FAQ

Suicide Risk Reduction - Applicability in a Hospital's Emergency Department

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What is the expectation for a patient brought to our general hospital Emergency Department for a psychiatric-related condition when the patient will most likely be transferred to a psychiatric facility?

Related Items: npsg.15.01.01

07/15/2016