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Standards FAQ

Surgical Site Infections (SSI) - Surveillance and Resources

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Are organizations required to conduct surveillance on all surgical procedures, or is targeted surveillance acceptable ?

09/25/2017
Standards FAQ

Competency Assessment - Performance Evaluation

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Are competency assessments and performance evaluations the same or two different requirements?

09/25/2017
Standards FAQ

Medication Storage - Concentrated Electrolytes - Storage in Patient Care Areas

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Does The Joint Commission allow concentrated electrolytes to be stored outside of the pharmacy in patient care areas?

09/25/2017
Topics Library

Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to EP Review Phase IV

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The EP Review Project is a multiphased component of Project REFRESH, a series of interrelated process improvement initiatives The Joint Commission has been conducting throughout 2016 and 2017, and continuing into 2018.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards

09/25/2017
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

09/22/2017
Standards FAQ

Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE) - New Privileges

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What is the requirement for new privileges?

09/22/2017
News

Cancer Care Patients and Families Prioritize High-Quality Relationships and Communication

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A new study in the October issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety suggests that cancer care patients and their family members prioritize high-quality relationships and communication over quality and safety concerns.

Related Items: News Releases

09/21/2017
Blog

eCQM Core Team Make-Up and Reporting Philosophy Summarized in Webinars

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eCQM Core Team Make-Up and Reporting Philosophy Summarized in Webinars

Related Items: Hospital

09/21/2017
Topics Library

Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to Life Safety Code Update

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As announced in the November 2016 issue of Perspectives, The Joint Commission revised the Life Safety (LS), Environment of Care (EC), and Equipment Management (EQ) chapters following adoption of the 2012 editions of the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 101.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards

09/20/2017
Blog

Let’s Make Dialysis Safer – Together!

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The Joint Commission as an organization makes a special effort to partner with like-minded organizations to improve disease care. At the ambulatory care level, we work with state and national associations on specific disease interventions.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

09/20/2017
Standards FAQ

Clinical Interventions - Utility System Disruptions

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What are expectations relating to procedures that address emergency clinical interventions during utility system disruptions?

Related Items: ec.02.05.01

09/20/2017
Standards FAQ

Relocatable Power Taps - UL Requirements

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Where can relocatable power taps (RPTs) be used and what are the UL requirements?

Related Items: ec.02.06.01

09/20/2017
Topics Library

Webinar Replay: Overview of the New Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Certification

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Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Certification (TSC) is a new level of recognition coming in January 2018.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Previous Webinar , Webinar

09/18/2017
Topics Library

Facts about Hospital Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years and today it accredits approximately 4,023 general, pediatric, long term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals, and 366 critical access hospitals, through a separate accreditation program.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Hospital , Accreditation Program

09/18/2017
Topics Library

Webinar replay and Slides for Sep 12 webinar: Medication-Assisted Treatment in Substance Use Disorders

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Medication-assisted treatment for addictions is on the rise. In this one hour webinar, we discuss how it fits with Joint Commission standards and hear from Dr. Melinda Campopiano of SAMHSA and an accredited treatment program with recommendations and tips for use and reimbursement.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , Teleconferences , Webinar

09/15/2017
Topics Library

Physician Leader Monthly September 2017

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Items: Physician Leader Monthly

09/13/2017
Topics Library

Pioneers in Quality™ Proven Practices: Establish your eCQM A-team

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Pioneers in Quality™ is a program launched last year to assist hospitals on their journey toward electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) adoption, which includes a series of educational programs. One of the goals of the program is to help hospitals accurately reflect the patient care they provide

Related Items: Webinar , Pioneers in Quality

09/13/2017
Blog

New Advanced Certification Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Performance Measures

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The demand for total hip and knee replacements is expected to hit nearly 3 million by 2030—quadruple the current rate. While these procedures are among the most common surgeries performed in the United States and usually successful, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has noted significant variance in the quality and cost of care for these surgeries.

Related Items: Certification , Blog , Accreditation

09/13/2017
News

The Joint Commission Issues New Sentinel Event Alert on Inadequate Hand-off Communication

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The Joint Commission has issued a new Sentinel Event Alert to provide hospitals and other health care settings with seven recommendations to improve communication failures that occur when patients are transitioned from one caregiver to another or from one team of caregivers to another.

Related Items: News Releases

09/12/2017
Blog

Earning Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification: Lessons Learned

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Recently, The Joint Commission (TJC) awarded its first ever Comprehensive Cardiac Center (CCC) certification to The University of Kansas Health System. This award recognizes heart programs with a comprehensive approach to care and a commitment to continuous improvement.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Blog , Hospital

09/12/2017
Standards FAQ

Medication Selection and Procurement - Managing Medication Shortages

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What are The Joint Commission requirements for managing medication shortages?

09/12/2017
Standards FAQ

Competency Assessment vs Orientation

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The Human Resource (HR) chapter of the accreditation manuals include requirements for ‘orientation’ and ‘competency assessment’. How do these activities really differ from each other?

09/12/2017
Standards FAQ

Medication Administration - Range Orders

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Does The Joint Commission prohibit the use of ‘range’ or ‘double-range’ orders?

09/12/2017
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