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Medication Compounding Certification

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medication compounding launch 02/15/17

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Home Care , Certification

05/26/2017
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Medication Compounding Certification

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Medication Compounding Certification providers page launched 2/15/17

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05/26/2017
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Joint Commission, CDC Collaborating on Ambulatory Infection Prevention Project

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The Joint Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating on an initiative designed to adapt, enhance and disseminate CDC guidance related to infection prevention and control in ambulatory health care settings.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Infection Prevention

05/26/2017
Standards FAQ

Multi-Dose Vials - Definition

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What types of vials are considered to be “multi-dose?'

05/25/2017
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A Growing Patient Safety Concern: Improperly Sterilized or High-Level Disinfected Equipment

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“Improperly sterilized surgical instruments harming U.S. patients,” “Patient sues hospital for improper sterilization of equipment,” and “Improper disinfection procedures expose patients to infection,” are just a few headlines in recent news.

Related Items: Hospital , Infection Control , Infection Prevention

05/25/2017
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In a Safety Culture, Appropriate Behaviors Start at the Top

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CEOs set the tone for a true safety culture. Read more in our blog featuring Citrus Valley Health Partners.

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05/24/2017
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Ambulatory Applicability Grid

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The Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Applicability Grid - 2017 reprinted from the Standards Applicability Process (SAP) section of the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Care.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Applicability Grid

05/23/2017
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Performance Measures for Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification

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The Joint Commission recently completed the process of developing standardized performance measures for its Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification Program.

Related Items: Hospital , Measure Development Initiatives , Acute Stroke Ready Hospital

05/23/2017
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Prepublication Standards – New Element of Performance for Sleep Centers in the Ambulatory Health Care (AHC) Accreditation Program

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The Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Care accreditation program is introducing a new element of performance (EP) to enhance its ability to assess the provision of safe and high-quality care in sleep centers.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Ambulatory Health Care , Sleep Centers

05/23/2017
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Prepublication Standards – Goal Revisions for Healthcare-Associated Infections NPSGs

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The Joint Commission introduced several revised requirements for National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) 7.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , National Patient Safety Goals , NPSG

05/22/2017
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Certification for Palliative Care Programs

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New Perf Meas Req 1/1/2017

Related Items: Palliative Care , Certification

05/22/2017
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Health Care Staffing Services Certification

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Comp webinar May 28, 2015 added.

05/22/2017
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DSC Orthopedic

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Disease-Specific Care for Orthopedic

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care Certification , Orthopedic

05/21/2017
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Patient Blood Management Certification

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Patient Blood Management Certification Added webinar slideshow

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05/21/2017
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What Is Certification?

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New event - Dec 5 2014 Qucik Start to HCS Certification

Related Items: Advanced Certification , Health Care Staffing , Certification , Disease-Specific Care

05/19/2017
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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

05/19/2017
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Culturally Competent Data Collection System May be a First Step in Eliminating Health Disparities

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Decreasing readmission starts at admission. Read best practices for collecting Race Ethnicity And Language (REAL) data in our blog and find out more at the Cleveland Clinic's 8th Annual Patient Experience + Innovation Summit.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital

05/19/2017
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The Physical Environment

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The Joint Commission and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) launched the new Physical Environment Portal. The purpose of this portal is to provide guidance and education to reduce instances of non-compliance with the top eight Environment of Care/Life Safety standards.

Related Items: Physical Environment , Environment of Care , Life Safety Code

05/19/2017
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Medication Compounding Certification

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medication compounding launched 02/15/17

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05/19/2017
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Pioneers in Quality™: Creating Your Proven Practices Submission

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With the “Pioneers in Quality™: Proven Practices Collection,” The Joint Commission seeks to recognize those organizations that leverage eCQMs and health IT to drive quality improvement, and share success stories with accredited organizations.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Webinar , Pioneers in Quality

05/19/2017
Standards FAQ

Language Access Services - Practitioners Communicating Directly with Patients

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Are there any Joint Commission standards that prohibit a bilingual practitioner (nurse, physician, etc) from communicating directly with a patient in their preferred language while providing care without the presence of an interpreter?

05/19/2017
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Pain Management

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Added JAMA link to article authored by David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, executive vice president, Healthcare Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission, discusses pain management standards.

Related Items: Standards , Pain Management

05/18/2017
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Physician Leader Monthly May 2017

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Items: Physician Leader Monthly , Chief Medical Officer , Physician Leaders

05/18/2017
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Most Challenging Ambulatory Care Standards for Dental Services

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Accredited BPHC-Supported Health Centers Most Challenging Ambulatory Care Standards For Dental Services In 2016

Related Items: BPHC-supported , Community Health Center , Federally Qualified Health Center , FQHC , Health Center , BPHC Challenging Standards , Most Challenging Standards

05/18/2017
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Press Room

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Press Room

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05/18/2017
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