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Nursing Care Center Updates

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Five Tips for Choosing a Nursing Home

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Few decisions in life are as stressful and as personal as selecting a nursing home for a family member. Not only are there more options than ever before in history— you’ll also get different opinions on what your priorities should be from everyone in your circle.

Related Items: Skilled Nursing Facility , Nursing Care Center

06/23/2017
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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.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Patient Safety , Previous Webinar , SAFER Matrix

06/20/2017
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Facts about the Nursing Care Center (NCC) Accreditation program

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The Joint Commission’s Nursing Care Center (NCC) Accreditation program is designed to help providers achieve, maintain and demonstrate consistent excellence for those they serve. The program launched in early 2013, replacing the previous Long Term Care Accreditation program.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Nursing Care Center , Accreditation Program

06/09/2017
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Prepublication Standards – Goal Revisions for Healthcare-Associated Infections NPSGs

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The Joint Commission introduced several revised requirements for National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) 7.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , National Patient Safety Goals , NPSG

05/22/2017
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Posting About Your Residents on Social Media Violates More Codes Than You Could Ever Imagine

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If you're mulling over whether to post something about a nursing home resident, DON"T.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center , Skilled Nursing Facility

05/17/2017
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Joint Commission Accreditation Prep Modules

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Online learning tools for Nursing Care Centers make it easier to prepare for a successful accreditation experience or to address specific quality challenges.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center , Education Resources

05/10/2017
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Prepublication Standards – Standards Deletions Related to EP Review Phase III

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The Joint Commission recently completed the third phase of its EP Review Project. The project involved applying relevant EP deletions from the hospital program to the other accreditation programs with some exceptions.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Office-Based Surgery

04/25/2017
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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.

Related Items: Home Care , Nursing Care Center , Home Care Accreditation

04/10/2017
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Strategies for Improving Rapid Influenza Testing and Treatment in Ambulatory Settings (SIRAS)

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Now available in Spanish - Strategies for Improving Rapid Influenza Testing and Treatment in Ambulatory Settings (SIRAS)- Updated free course offering for the current Flu season. Enroll in the course. Download the inforgraphic.

Related Items: Influenza , Disease-Specific Care , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Home Care , Hospital , Research Resources , Ambulatory Health Care

03/31/2017
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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)

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Sentinel Event Statistics

03/03/2017
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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.

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 , Sentinel Event , Sentinel Event Alert , Suicide , Palliative Care , Webinar , Integrated Care Certification , Patient Blood Management Certification

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.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Unannounced Survey Process

02/17/2017
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Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to Life Safety Code Update

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The Joint Commission further revised requirements in the “Environment of Care” (EC) and “Life Safety” (LS) chapters of the Comprehensive Accreditation Manuals for the ambulatory health care, critical access hospital, hospital, home care, and nursing care center programs.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Leadership , Nursing Care Center

02/14/2017
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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.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Tracer Methodology

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.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Survey Activity Guide

02/06/2017
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