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03/07/2017
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Facts about Medication Compounding Certification

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In January 2017, The Joint Commission began offering Medication Compounding Certification. The program was developed in response to patient safety and quality events related to medication compounding, including a multistate meningitis outbreak in 2012.

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03/02/2017
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Sentinel Event Alert 57: The essential role of leadership in developing a safety culture

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In any health care organization, leadership’s first priority is to be accountable for effective care while protecting the safety of patients, employees, and visitors. Competent and thoughtful leaders contribute to improvements in safety and organizational culture.

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03/01/2017
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Facts about the unannounced survey process

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The Joint Commission generally conducts unannounced surveys unless it is not feasible or logical to do so. All hospital and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services deeming or recognition surveys are unannounced. This fact sheet includes a table listing exceptions to unannounced surveys.

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02/17/2017
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Five Ways SAFER Helps Outline Priorities

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The SAFER matrix outlines all your corrective actions in one place. So easy to use!

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02/16/2017
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Facts about the Tracer Methodology

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A key part of The Joint Commission’s on-site survey process is the tracer methodology. The tracer methodology uses information from the organization to follow the experience of care, treatment or services for a number of patients through the organization’s entire health care delivery process.

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02/10/2017
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2017 Survey Activity Guide

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This revision to the Organization Survey Activity Guide contains additional corrections to the Life Safety and Environment of Care Document List and Review Tool to more closely align with the standards changes issued in January, 2017.

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02/06/2017
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What types of organizations are eligible for Integrated Care Certification?

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Integrated Care Certification is now available for hospital, critical access hospital or psychiatric hospital, ambulatory setting, physician network, nursing care center, and home care environment. Contact us to learn more at integratedcare@jointcommission.org

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12/27/2016
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2017 Review Process Guide for Certification for Palliative Care

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The 2017 Palliative Care Certification Review Process Guide is now available. There are minimal changes to the contents for 2017 and no change to the onsite review process.

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12/21/2016
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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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12/12/2016
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Home Care: 2017 National Patient Safety Goals

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2017 National Patient Safety Goals

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12/02/2016
11/22/2016
11/22/2016
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2016 Survey Activity Guide

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Corrected - The August, 2016 release of the Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations included contents regarding California hospital survey activities that were discontinued as of May 2016.

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11/14/2016