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Speak Up™ About Your Care

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See the first in a series of new animated Speak Up™ videos that encourage patients to speak up and be active participants in their health care. Like the other Speak Up™ materials, the videos are free and can be used by accredited organizations and other interested stakeholders that want to promote the Speak Up™ message.

Related Items: Patient Identifers , Speak Up , Patient Safety , Medical Errors

05/16/2018
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Facts about Speak Up™

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The Joint Commission’s Speak Up™ patient safety program launched in March 2002. By 2017, the program had reached people in more than 70 countries and received numerous awards.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , General Public , Patient Safety , Speak Up , Patient Rights , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

05/14/2018
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Facts about the Nursing Advisory Council

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The Nursing Advisory Council (NAC) counsels senior leadership at The Joint Commission on present and evolving nursing- and patient care-related issues that are impacting health care quality and patient safety.

Related Items: National Patient Safety Goals , Patient Safety , Sentinel Event , Patient Safety Fact Sheets , Advisory Group Fact Sheets

03/08/2018
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Facts about the Patient and Family Advisory Council

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A diverse group of nationally prominent individuals and organizations serve on The Joint Commission’s Patient and Family Advisory Council.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Patient Safety , Patient Rights , Advisory Group Fact Sheets

03/01/2018
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Safe Health IT

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Free Online Course - Investigating and Preventing Health Information Technology-Related Patient Safety Events

Related Items: Patient Safety , Research Resources , Adverse Events , Safe Health IT , Sentinel Event , Electronic Health Record EHR

02/21/2018
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Hand Hygiene Compliance Now Mandatory in All Ambulatory Care Settings

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A decade ago, The Joint Commission began requiring health care organizations to maintain a hand hygiene program. For the past several years, deemed ambulatory surgery center (ASC) surveyors have cited hand hygiene as an expectation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Starting this year, ambulatory care surveyors will issue a citation if they witness any ambulatory care organization employee failing to follow correct hand hygiene guidelines before providing direct patient car

Related Items: Ambulatory Surgical Center , Office-Based Surgery , Infection Prevention , Ambulatory Health Care , Hand Hygiene , Infection Control , AMBUZZ , Patient Safety , Ambulatory

02/08/2018
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Table of Contents and Abstracts for The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety (JQPS)

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Table of Contents and abstracts for The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety (JQPS) are showcased on The Joint Commission website.

Related Items: Patient Safety , Quality

02/07/2018
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History of The Joint Commission

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History of The Joint Commission thru 2016

Related Items: Patient Safety , Certification , The Joint Commission , Accreditation

01/17/2018
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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.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , National Patient Safety Goals , Patient Safety , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

12/28/2017
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"Patient Safety Systems" (PS) Chapter

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Please click on the following links to view the most current version of the "Patient Safety Systems" (PS) chapter as shown in each accreditation program's Comprehensive Accreditation Manual. (For the behavioral health care program, this is the "Safety Systems for Individuals Served" [SSIS] chapter).

Related Items: Hospital , Patient Safety , Standards , Patient Safety Systems

12/18/2017
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Facts about the Patient Safety Advisory Group

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In April 2002, The Joint Commission appointed a panel of widely recognized patient safety experts to advise it on the development of Sentinel Event Alert, The Joint Commission’s patient safety newsletter. At that time, the panel was named the Sentinel Event Advisory Group.

Related Items: National Patient Safety Goals , Patient Safety , Sentinel Event , Patient Safety Fact Sheets , Advisory Group Fact Sheets

12/05/2017
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John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award

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Apply for the 2017 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards.

Related Items: Eisenberg Award , Patient Safety

10/30/2017
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Facts about patient-centered communications

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Effective communication is critical to the successful delivery of health care services. The Joint Commission supports efforts to improve communication between health care professionals and patients.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Health Literacy , Hospital, Language, & Culture , Patient Safety , Speak Up , Patient Safety Fact Sheets , Patient-centered communications

10/18/2017
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President and CEO Discusses Safety Cultures

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Leadership commitment is the first and most essential requirement for attaining a safety culture. It is up to leadership to ensure that all employees feel safe in bringing up and addressing patient safety concerns. Without this environment of trust and respect, patients are significantly more likely to experience adverse outcomes of varying degrees of severity. Therefore, leaders must embed this culture throughout their hospital, health care system or health care organization.

Related Items: Leadership , Patient Safety

06/21/2017
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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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National Time Out Day

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National Time Out Day is an annual awareness campaign through the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and supported by The Joint Commission to increase awareness of safe practices that lead to optimal outcomes for patients undergoing surgery and other invasive procedures.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Patient Safety , In The News , Time Out Day

06/14/2017
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Facts about the Official “Do Not Use” List of Abbreviations

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The Joint Commission’s “Do Not Use” List is part of the Information Management standards.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Patient Safety , Abbreviations , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

06/09/2017
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Facts about patient safety

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As part of its mission, The Joint Commission is committed to improving health care safety for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , National Patient Safety Goals , Patient Safety , Sentinel Event , Speak Up , Universal Protocol , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

03/30/2017
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Here’s How We Roll: Patient Safety Awareness Week 2017

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It's Patient Safety Awareness Week! Ann Blouin blogs on The Joint Commission's wide range of assets to promote safe patient care.

Related Items: Certification , Hospital , Accreditation , Patient Safety

03/13/2017
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A New Year, a ‘New’ Journal

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New blog post highlighting 2017 changes at The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

Related Items: Accreditation , Certification , Quality , Patient Safety , Hospital

01/20/2017
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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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Dr. Ron Wyatt discusses patient safety in TV interview

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Dr. Ron Wyatt, medical director and chief safety officer for The Joint Commission, was part of a Chicago TV news report about unintended retained foreign objects.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Patient Safety

05/16/2016
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Blood management programs an important pillar of patient safety

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The Joint Commission and AABB have joined together to create a new Patient Blood Management Certification. This is a unique offering for organizations to shore up their existing programs and undergo evaluation to validate and fully maximize the time and resources dedicated to blood management. Achieving this certification benefits health care organizations and, even more importantly, their patients.

Related Items: Hospital , Critical Access Hospital , Patient Safety , Patient Blood Management Certification

03/15/2016
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