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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.

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07/25/2016
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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.

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07/21/2016
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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.

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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.

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07/20/2016
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Compliance Checklist for Diagnostic imaging

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The Imaging Compliance Checklist is a helpful tool that addresses the recently implemented diagnostic imaging standards.

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07/14/2016
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Show me the Data! Diagnostic Imaging: One Year Later…

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To better understand how well organizations were implementing the imaging standards changes, The Joint Commission reviewed final accreditation reports for ambulatory care and hospital surveys conducted between July 2015 and March 2016.

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07/06/2016
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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.

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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.

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06/16/2016
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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. . .

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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.

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04/12/2016