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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.

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12/15/2017
Blog

Embedding Safety Culture Training Into Quality Improvement Projects and Organizational Processes

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With everyone going 100 mph in their jobs anymore, team training can be one of the first things to slip off the priority list.

Related Items: Blog , Leadership

12/15/2017
Blog

Holding Up Both Ends of the Quality Partnership

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In my last post, I shared a look at the 750 U.S. hospitals that The Joint Commission surveyed from Jan. 1 through June 30 this year and made some high-level observations about the outcomes.

Related Items: Certification , Accreditation

12/15/2017
Topics Library

Physician Leader Monthly December 2017

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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12/13/2017
Blog

Eliminating Reuse of Blood Glucose Monitoring Devices

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The Joint Commission is urging all ambulatory care providers to take extra precautions regarding what we all might consider a fairly mundane device… namely, the humble glucometer (or blood glucose monitoring device).

Related Items: Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Health Care

12/13/2017
Content Page

Laboratory Accreditation Program

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Laboratory Focus Issue 2

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12/13/2017
Standards FAQ

Multi-Dose Injectable Products – Labeling and Storing

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How should multi-dose vials be managed once opened/punctured?

12/12/2017
Standards FAQ

Medication Storage – Utilizing Literature to Extend Expiration Dating

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Can an organization utilize published scientific information to determine medication stability when considering alternative storage practices and expiration (beyond use) dates?

12/12/2017
Topics Library

Ambulatory Applicability Grid

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The Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Applicability Grid - 2018 reprinted from the Standards Applicability Process (SAP) section of the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Care.

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12/12/2017
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Update Citing Observations of Hand Hygiene Noncompliance

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Joint Commission requirement.

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12/12/2017
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Revised Life Safety Standards for Behavioral Health Care

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Joint Commission requirement.

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12/12/2017
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Decision Rule Changes for 2018 - A High-Level Summary

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Joint Commission requirement.

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12/12/2017
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Pricing Worksheet - Telehealth Surgical Only

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Telehealth Surgical Services only - Ambulatory Care 2018 Fees

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12/11/2017
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Pricing Worksheet - Medical/Dental

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Medical/Dental Practices and Centers - Ambulatory Care 2018 Fees

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Becoming Accredited , Medical/Dental , Pricing Worksheet , Toolkit for Ambulatory Care Accreditation

12/11/2017
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Pricing Worksheet - Urgent Care

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Urgent Care Centers - Ambulatory Care 2018 Fees

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Becoming Accredited , Pricing Worksheet

12/11/2017
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Pricing Worksheet - Imaging Centers

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Imaging Centers - Ambulatory Health Care 2018 Fees

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12/11/2017
Topics Library

Pricing Worksheet - Office-Based Surgery

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Office-Based Surgery - Ambulatory Care 2018 Fees

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12/11/2017
Topics Library

Technical Assistance Teleconference List

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Listen to audio replays of the Bureau of Primary Healthcare's monthly technical assistance teleconferences.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , BPHC - Teleconferences

12/11/2017
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