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2016 Survey Activity Guide

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The Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations has been updated to reflect changes in Joint Commission procedures that took effect August 1, 2016. See the What's New Page for more information.

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

08/03/2016
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Sentinel Event Data Summary

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Summary Data of Sentinel Events reviewed by The Joint Commission (as of 7/5/2016)

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

08/01/2016
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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.

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 , Patient Safety , Patient Rights , Patient-Provider Communication , Palliative Care , Papers , Patient-centered communications , Patient Engagement , Integrated Care Certification , Patient Blood Management Certification , Rights and Responsibilities

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.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Health Care Staffing , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Integrated Care Certification

07/21/2016
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Facts about Memory Care accreditation requirements and optional Memory Care Certification for Nursing Care Centers

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In 2014, The Joint Commission established Memory Care requirements for its Nursing Care Center Accreditation program and introduced an optional Memory Care Certification program.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Nursing Care Center , Nursing Home , Alzheimer's Disease , Memory Care

07/20/2016
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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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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.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Suicide , Webinar

06/24/2016
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Prepublication Standards – New Antimicrobial Stewardship Standard

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New Medication Management (MM) standard for hospitals, critical access hospitals, and nursing care centers addressing antimicrobial stewardship.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Antimicrobial Stewardship

06/22/2016
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Joint Commission Nursing Care Center Accreditation Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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The Joint Commission is commemorating the 50th anniversary of its Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program.

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

05/24/2016
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A Golden Anniversary for Our Gold Seal

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It saw the publishing of arguably America’s greatest novel (In Cold Blood, Truman Capote), the passing of one of the most recognizable names in recent history (Walt Disney) and a revolution in health care (creation of Medicare). It saw Miranda rights and the deciphering of DNA. Yet, these are not the only historical remembrances of 1966. At The Joint Commission, we also remember 1966 as the year the Nursing Care Center Accreditation program was born.

Related Items: Leadership , Nursing Care Center , Blog

05/23/2016
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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.

Related Items: Palliative Care , Behavioral Health Care , Home Care , Standards , Integrated Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Health Care Staffing , Ambulatory Health Care , Nursing Care Center , Pain Management

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.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Standards , Pain Management , Palliative Care

04/18/2016
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