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Ambulatory Health Care/Ambulatory Health Care Updates

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Best Blogs of 2016

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2016 was packed with interesting events and information crucial to our ambulatory care community. As each of these issues debuted, they were introduced and explained via our informational blog, AmBuzz – for you – our valued ambulatory care customers.

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12/21/2016
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CITe Database Embraces Observation-Centric Focus

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Initially rolled out to our accredited hospital customers, the CITe database is now bringing consistency in the survey report process to all Joint Commission accredited organizations, including our ambulatory care customers.

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12/07/2016
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Make Infection Control Improvement your 2017 Resolution

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The BoosterPak for High-Level Disinfection (HLD) and Sterilization is applicable to hospitals and critical-access hospitals as well ambulatory and office-based surgery settings and provides detailed information on HLD and sterilization processes.

Related Items: Hospital , Critical Access Hospital , Infection Prevention , Blog , Ambulatory Health Care

12/06/2016
11/22/2016
11/22/2016
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Workplace Violence - Are You Being A Good Shepherd?

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, attacks on health care workers account for almost 70% of all nonfatal workplace assaults causing days away from work in the United States. In fact, health care staff are regularly harassed, threatened or attacked every year in this country, and the rate of workplace violence does not seem to be slowing down.

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11/22/2016
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Check Out the New Book of Checklists!

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In the high-stress reality of ambulatory and office-based surgery settings, it’s easy to understand the desire to simplify complex tasks. Yet it has to be done in a way that helps make patient care safe and effective. That’s where checklists come in handy.

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11/08/2016
10/26/2016
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Getting in Gear: Anti-Microbial Stewardship – Not Just for Hospitals Anymore

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Antibiotic resistance is currently a hot topic in health care. As an ambulatory care provider, is your knowledge up to date? Read what you need to know.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Antimicrobial Stewardship

10/25/2016
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In Search of Perfection

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As much as we all seek perfection – and that includes The Joint Commission – not all of us succeed in achieving it. But that doesn’t mean those of us in healthcare shouldn’t continue to improve and strive for perfection! With that thought in mind, I offer you our biennial summary of the Top 10 Most Challenging Standards for accredited Ambulatory Care organizations and Office-Based Surgery practices.

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10/11/2016
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APPROVED: Updates for the Integrated Care Certification Program

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Effective January 1, 2017, The Joint Commission has expanded applicability and updated standards for its voluntary Integrated Care Certification program.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Integrated Care Certification , 2017 Joint Commission Requirement

10/05/2016
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Intensify Your Focus – Infection Prevention in Ambulatory Surgery Centers

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Ensuring your patients have the safest, highest quality surgical experience is what every Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) strives to achieve. A sure-fire way to guarantee you’re doing the best thing for your patient is to intensify your focus on infection prevention and control.

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

09/27/2016
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Joint Commission Website E-Alerts

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E-alerts now available for Joint Commission Podcasts - update your subscription to sign up today!

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

09/26/2016
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Are You the ‘Wondering’ Type?

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Join your ambulatory care friends, colleagues and The Joint Commission's Ambulatory Care team at our Annual Ambulatory Care Conference, Oct. 27-28, 2016, in Rosemont, Ill. and we'll reveal the answers to these questions and more, during our two-day, information-packed conference.

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09/13/2016
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Project REFRESH and the Survey Analysis For Evaluating Risk (SAFER) Matrix

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This webinar replay's objective is to educate our customers about the new Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk (SAFER) matrix, and upcoming improvements to the accreditation process.

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 , Palliative Care , Webinar , Integrated Care Certification , SAFER Matrix

09/12/2016
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ADOPT Guidance Project – Updating an Important Collaborative Effort

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The Joint Commission is collaborating with the CDC on the ADOPT Project.

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08/30/2016
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Accreditation Just Got SAFER

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The Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk (SAFER) matrix is the next in the series of process improvements to be offered by The Joint Commission via Project REFRESH and debuts Jan. 1, 2017 for all accredited customers (including Ambulatory Care and Office-Based Surgery).

Related Items: SAFER Matrix , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

08/12/2016