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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)

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02/23/2018
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2018 Survey Activity Guide

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The 2018 Accreditation Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations is now available. See the "What's New for 2018" to identify the accreditation programs and survey activities that include updated contents.

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02/16/2018
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2018 National Patient Safety Goals Address MDROs, CAUTI in Nursing Care Centers

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Two new standards for nursing care centers are the newest component of The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals for 2018.

Related Items: Skilled Nursing Facility , Nursing Care Center

02/06/2018
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Thank You, C. diff and Multidrug Resistant Organism Study Participants!

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The Joint Commission recently completed the study, “Challenges and Facilitators to Standardized Measurement of Infections related to Clostridium-difficile and MDROs in Nursing Homes: A Prospective Multisite Study,” which was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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01/12/2018
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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

12/28/2017
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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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12/28/2017
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Refresher Course Reduced CAUTIs by 78 Percent in New York Long Term Care Organization

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My colleagues at Henry J. Carter Nursing Facility in New York, NY, and I knew that updating our knowledge via the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) budding Safety Program for Long-Term Care would give our facility the necessary boost to cut down our catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) rate. We never anticipated it would help us achieve a 78 percent reduction CAUTI.

Related Items: Skilled Nursing Facility , Nursing Care Center

12/15/2017
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Nursing Care Center: 2018 National Patient Safety Goals

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2018 National Patient Safety Goals

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11/15/2017
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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 , Hospital , Ambulatory Health Care , Research Resources , Disease-Specific Care , Home Care , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center

11/08/2017
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What to Include in Your Emergency Management Plan in Nursing Homes

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A few weeks ago, I blogged about how emergency management standards and The Joint Commission’s patient care chapter help accredited organizations avoid the tragedies that occurred in Florida nursing homes after Hurricane Irma. In this post, I’ll share what nursing homes need in their emergency management plan.

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11/01/2017
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Nursing Homes Deaths in Aftermath of Hurricane Prompt Critical Analysis

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Hurricane Irma was a sobering reminder that emergency preparedness makes the difference between life and death. For nursing care centers and those who work in and with them, it also underscores necessity in applying guidance and standards.

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10/10/2017
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Joint Commission Nursing Care Accreditation Approved as Marker for Higher Reimbursements in Florida

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Starting Oct. 1, a new Medicaid reimbursement for nursing homes will take effect in the state of Florida. Nursing homes in other states are encouraged to take note.

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09/01/2017
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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.

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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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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.

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05/17/2017
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