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2018 Survey Activity Guide

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The 2018 Accreditation Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations is now available. See the "What's New for 2018" to identify the accreditation programs and survey activities that include updated contents.

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01/08/2018
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Lessons Learned: Rival Gang Members in the Same Hospital

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I’ve seen a lot in my career as a field director—even more as a vice president of safety and security for a four-hospital system on Florida’s Space Coast—and won’t soon forget the night when members of rival gangs presented in our ED trauma center.

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01/04/2018
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Facts about the National Patient Safety Goals

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In 2002, The Joint Commission established its National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) program; the first set of NPSGs was effective January 1, 2003. The NPSGs were established to help accredited organizations address specific areas of concern in regard to patient safety.

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12/28/2017
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Workplace Violence Prevention’s High Profile in 2017

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Over the last year, our Joint Commission leaders and subject matter experts have shared multiple insights and guidance on preventing violence in healthcare settings.

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12/22/2017
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Facts about Primary Care Medical Home Certification

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The Joint Commission’s Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Certification focuses on care coordination, access to care, and how effectively a primary care clinician and interdisciplinary team work in partnership with the patient (and when applicable, their family).

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12/08/2017
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Workplace Violence Prevention - Joint Commission Blog Posts

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Read blog posts from Joint Commission leaders.

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12/05/2017
11/15/2017
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Medical Staff Essentials: Clarifying Medical Staff Standards

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The Joint Commission’s Medical Staff (MS) standards describe the medical staff’s roles and responsibilities in detail. Understanding and applying those standards, however, has always been challenging.

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10/27/2017
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Facts about federal deemed status and state recognition

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In order for a health care organization to participate in and receive federal payment from Medicare or Medicaid programs, one of the requirements is that a health care organization meet the government requirements for program participation.

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10/18/2017
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FAQs – Direct Data Submission for eCQMs

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An FAQ document is available to provide Joint Commission accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals with information regarding the direct data submission option for submission of eCQM data.

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10/16/2017
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Only You Can Prevent Surgical Fires

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Out of approximately 65 million surgical cases annually, there are 200 to 240 surgical fires, a frequency comparable to that of other surgical safety events such as wrong site surgery and unintended retention of a foreign object.

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10/12/2017
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Surveying Hospitals’ Workplace Violence Preparation

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Late last month, a man identified as 45-year-old physician Henry Michael Bello walked into Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York—his former workplace—and opened fire with a rifle. He killed a fellow doctor and wounding six other people.

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10/10/2017
10/09/2017
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Facts about accountability measures

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Learn more about accountability measures—quality measures that meet four criteria designed to identify measures that produce the greatest positive impact on patient outcomes when hospitals demonstrate improvement.

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10/05/2017
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Earning Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification: Lessons Learned

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Recently, The Joint Commission (TJC) awarded its first ever Comprehensive Cardiac Center (CCC) certification to The University of Kansas Health System. This award recognizes heart programs with a comprehensive approach to care and a commitment to continuous improvement.

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09/12/2017
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Medication Compounding Certification

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medication compounding launched 02/15/17

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08/09/2017
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Zero Falls? It’s Possible.

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In health care, we have long been committed to reducing and preventing patient falls. In fact, call lights, checklists and risk assessments are just a few types of fall-related interventions that we have become well accustomed to over the years. While these interventions have made strides toward improving patient safety, it’s time to start thinking differently about how we approach falls.

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07/27/2017
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Transfusing Wisely

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Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions are the most frequently performed hospital procedure in the United States, increasing 134 percent from 1997 to 2011. But, did you know that 50 percent or more of RBC transfusions may be unnecessary?

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07/21/2017
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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)

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07/19/2017
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New Campaign Illustrates Need for Staff Training on Dangers of Tailgating

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This was the reaction many of our employees at Brigham and Women’s Hospital had after watching two provocative videos depicting scenarios in which an unauthorized person accessed a secure area because staff held the door or weren’t aware of their surroundings.

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07/17/2017
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