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Evidence and Rationale for Antimicrobial Stewardship Standard in New R3 Report

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A new “R3 Report” released today by The Joint Commission addresses the correct use of antimicrobial medications to help combat resistance. It focuses on The Joint Commission’s new antimicrobial stewardship standard for accredited critical access hospitals, hospitals, and nursing care centers. The R3 Report provides a more in-depth rationale and evidence for the new standard that goes into effect on January 1, 2017.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center , R3 Report (Newsletter) , Hospital , News Releases , Antimicrobial Stewardship , Critical Access Hospital

10/19/2016
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Nursing Homes Reaching Higher for the Stars

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In today’s ever-connected world, nobody orders a pizza without checking Yelp ratings. It’s increasingly the same in health care, as consumers check online reviews before selecting a provider and study online ratings for nursing homes even more seriously.

Related Items: Skilled Nursing Facility , Nursing Care Center

10/18/2016
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JAMDA Study: Joint Commission Nursing Home Accreditation Predicts Quality

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Joint Commission accreditation is a significant predictor of nursing home quality, according to a new study published online September 2, 2016, in “JAMDA the official journal of AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.”

Related Items: News Releases , Nursing Care Center

10/11/2016
10/05/2016
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APPROVED: Updates for the Integrated Care Certification Program

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Effective January 1, 2017, The Joint Commission has expanded applicability and updated standards for its voluntary Integrated Care Certification program.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Integrated Care Certification , 2017 Joint Commission Requirement

10/05/2016
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Joint Commission Website E-Alerts

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E-alerts now available for Joint Commission Podcasts - update your subscription to sign up today!

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

09/26/2016
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The Joint Commission and Relias Learning Debut Online Learning Programs for Quality-Focused Nursing Homes

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The Joint Commission and Relias Learning unveiled a set of eight online learning programs for quality-focused nursing homes. The programs provide a convenient way to help organizations learn the step-by-step details of Joint Commission requirements related to Nursing Care Center Accreditation, Post-Acute Care Certification and Memory Care Certification.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center , News Releases

09/22/2016
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New Joint Commission Accreditation Prep Modules

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New 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

09/22/2016
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Project REFRESH and the Survey Analysis For Evaluating Risk (SAFER) Matrix

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This webinar replay's objective is to educate our customers about the new Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk (SAFER) matrix, and upcoming improvements to the accreditation process.

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 , Palliative Care , Webinar , Integrated Care Certification , SAFER Matrix

09/12/2016
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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.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Quality Improvement Tools

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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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: Skilled Nursing Facility , Nursing Care Center

05/23/2016