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Joint Commission Names Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA, First Patient Safety Officer

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Ronald M. Wyatt, MD, MHA, is the first appointee to the newly created position of patient safety officer, reflecting The Joint Commission's commitment to promoting a safe and high-quality health care system with a goal of zero patient harm.

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02/11/2016
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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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01/26/2016
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Using the Targeted Solutions Tool® to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance Is Associated with Decreased Health Care–Associated Infections

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The January 2016 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety features an article on how Memorial Hermann Health System used the Center for Transforming Healthcare’s hand hygiene tool to reduce health care-associated infections.

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01/12/2016
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High Reliability: The Path to Zero Harm

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The Jan/Feb 2016 issue of Healthcare Executive magazine features an article by Dr. Erin DuPree, CMO and vice president of the Center for Transforming Healthcare, on the path to high reliability. Read her perspective on how health care organizations can implement the steps toward achieving Zero Harm.

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01/04/2016
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Standards BoosterPaks™

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New Standards BoosterPak™added - High-Level Disinfection (HLD) and Sterilization. Learn more about Joint Commission Standards BoosterPaks™.

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12/07/2015
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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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12/02/2015
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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.

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11/24/2015
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Nursing Care Center: 2016 National Patient Safety Goals

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2016 National Patient Safety Goals

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11/05/2015
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Facts about scoring and accreditation decisions

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The scoring and decision process is based on the criticality of the standards and other requirements regarding their relationship to the quality and safety of patient care.

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10/13/2015
07/09/2015
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A Joint Commission and FDA Webinar on Reprocessing of Scopes Q&A Replay

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The objective of this webinar is to provide information on the FDA’s past and ongoing activities to minimize patient exposure to infections that can result from improperly reprocessing of scopes.

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06/26/2015
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And the Oscar goes to …

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We recently watched as all of Hollywood’s elite gathered for the presentation of the 87th annual Academy Awards. As always there were red carpets, limos, fashion critics, paparazzi and some of the most glamorous ladies and gentlemen in the world. Among all this glitz and glamor, two of the nominees brought attention to a very serious topic that probably resonated with everyone watching the telecast and beyond: Alzheimer’s disease and other memory-impairing conditions.

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03/03/2015
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CLABSI Toolkit and Monograph

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Access current information and find guidance on practices, as well as the most appropriate tools, resources, and education to assist your organization in reducing CLABSIs.

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02/12/2015
11/05/2014
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Applying High Reliability Principles to Infection Prevention and Control in Long Term Care

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Do you work in a nursing home, assisted living facility or related health care setting? View this easy-to-use, engaging e-learning tool designed for staff across all levels and disciplines.

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09/05/2014
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Sentinel Event Alert 53: Managing risk during transition to new ISO tubing connector standards

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Tubing misconnections continue to cause severe patient injury and death, since tubes with different functions can easily be connected using luer connectors, or connections can be “rigged” (constructed) using adapters, tubing or catheters. 12/3/14 Webinar replayand slides added.

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08/20/2014
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R3 Report Issue 6: Memory care accreditation requirements for nursing care centers

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The aim of the new memory care requirements for nursing care centers is to enable residents with memory-impacting conditions to remain engaged in their environment at the level of their cognitive ability and to function at the highest level possible for as long as possible.

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07/22/2014
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Post-Acute Care and Memory Care

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Joint Commission's Nursing Care Center accreditation program offers two certification options for organizations looking to further recognize their care competencies.

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07/02/2014
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Gina Zimmermann

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Gina Zimmermann is the executive director for Nursing Care Center Accreditation. In this role, she oversees the strategic direction and performance of the Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program.

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07/02/2014
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Overview Guide

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A snapshot of the accreditation & certification processes for nursing care centers covering fees, timelines, and resources.

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07/02/2014