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10/09/2017
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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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National Association for Home Care & Hospice Announces Death of Val J. Halamandaris

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It is with great sadness that the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) announces the passing of its president, Val J. Halamandaris, after a long illness.

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07/28/2017
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You’re Invited: Inaugural Certification Conference on August 8

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Quick: What are you doing August 8? Meet me at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois for air conditioning amid the dog days of summer—and our inaugural certification conference, the first of its kind in the industry!

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07/05/2017
06/30/2017
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Webinar Replay and Slides: Building Your Safety Culture: A Job for Leaders

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In this webinar, The Joint Commission’s President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, offered attendees guidance on building your safety culture. an essential first step toward high reliability.

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06/20/2017
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Flexible Schedules Meet Evening Demand and Satisfy Employees at LHC Group

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At LHC Group, flexible nurse scheduling satisfies the staff and the referral network.

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05/15/2017
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Don’t Re-Use Glucometers, Fingerstick Devices and Lancets

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Don't risk a condition-level deficiency. Read our blog for the correct use of lancet, fingerstick and glucometer devices.

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04/10/2017
03/07/2017
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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