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Evaluating and Responding to Suicide Risk - Tools and Practices for Consideration

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This webinar highlights recommendations for screening, risk assessment, safety, treatment, discharge, and follow up care for individuals at risk for suicide.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Suicide , Webinar

06/24/2016
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Pumping the Brakes on the New CT Technologist EPs

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Important Update on The Joint Commission's expectations for technologists performing computed tomography (CT) exams.

Related Items: Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , CT Scan , Computed Tomography (CT) , Ambulatory Health Care , Diagnostic Imaging Services

06/16/2016
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Occupational Health Accreditation

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Learn more about out latest customer - Federal Occupational Health (FOH)

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06/15/2016
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National Time Out Day, June 8, 2016

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The Joint Commission and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses are encouraging health care practitioners and organizations to celebrate National Time Out Day, June 8, 2016, to help prevent wrong-site, wrong-side, wrong-procedure or wrong-person surgery.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Patient Safety , Time Out Day

06/06/2016
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The "Golden Opportunity" of Accreditation

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Learn how Federal Occupational Health (FOH) used accreditation as a way to align its mission statement while striving to demonstrate a high level of excellence in health care.

Related Items: Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care , AMBUZZ

05/31/2016
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Dr. Ron Wyatt discusses patient safety in TV interview

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Dr. Ron Wyatt, medical director and chief safety officer for The Joint Commission, was part of a Chicago TV news report about unintended retained foreign objects.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Patient Safety

05/16/2016
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Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement in Your ASC

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Hear about Joint Commission's new offering for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement in Your ASC.

Related Items: Hip Replacement , Ambulatory Health Care , Knee Replacement , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory

05/12/2016
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It’s as simple as 1-2-3

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Prevent unintended retained foreign objects (URFOs); simply incorporate a “count” process.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory

05/05/2016
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Value of Joint Commission Accreditation

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Ambulatory Care Accreditation - What is the value of Joint Commission accreditation? Here’s what our customers say.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Becoming Accredited , Survey Process , Testimonials , Toolkit

04/29/2016
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Standards Compliance Challenges

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Ambulatory Health Care and Office-Based Surgery Top Standards Compliance Data for 2015 Unveiled.

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04/28/2016
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Ambulatory Care Accreditation Overview

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The 2016 Ambulatory Care Accreditation Overview provides a snapshot of The Joint Commission accreditation process for ambulatory care settings. Learn about survey process, standards, invaluable resources and more!

Related Items: Accreditation Process , Ambulatory Health Care

04/25/2016
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Debunking Pain Standard Myths

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In the environment of today’s prescription opioid epidemic, everyone is looking for someone to blame. Often, The Joint Commission’s pain standards take that blame. We are encouraging our critics to look at our exact standards, along with the historical context of our standards, to fully understand what our accredited organizations are required to do with regard to pain.

David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, executive vice president, Healthcare Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission, discusses pain management standards.

Related Items: Palliative Care , Behavioral Health Care , Home Care , Standards , Integrated Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Health Care Staffing , Ambulatory Health Care , Nursing Care Center , Pain Management

04/22/2016
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Joint Commission Statement on Pain Management

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Read the statement on pain management from David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, executive vice president, Healthcare Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Standards , Pain Management , Palliative Care

04/18/2016
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Heightened Security Awareness for Healthcare and Public Health Community

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The Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services have issued a joint resource for health care providers to support situational awareness and preparedness in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels. They emphasize that no specific credible threats in the US are known. . .

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

04/15/2016
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Boost your IC IQ!

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Need a boost with your infection prevention and control practices? We have just the resource you need – the High Level Disinfection (HLD) and Sterilization BoosterPak.

Related Items: Infection Control , Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

04/12/2016
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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

03/29/2016
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A Conference Checklist for 2016

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Need standards compliance training? Attending a Joint Commission Resources (JCR) conference is the easiest way to get that training and much more.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory

03/22/2016
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Tools to Succeed - Part 5 of our Voice of the Customer Series

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For some organizations, achieving accreditation seems like a daunting task on par with the pyramids. So it was no surprise when we surveyed ambulatory organizations for our “Voice of the Customer” series that tools and resources for achieving accreditation was a top priority. What did come as a surprise was that participants simply didn’t realize how many tools and resources The Joint Commission currently has to offer, or that they came in the formats they preferred.

Related Items: Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Health Care

03/09/2016