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Top 10 Challenging Standards for 2016

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Frequent AmBuzz readers know it’s spring when The Joint Commission unveils an annual summary of the Top 10 Challenging Standards our Ambulatory Health Care (AHC) and Office-Based Surgery (OBS) accredited organizations experienced throughout 2016.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

04/13/2017
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Don’t Re-Use Glucometers, Fingerstick Devices and Lancets

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Don't risk a condition-level deficiency. Read our blog for the correct use of lancet, fingerstick and glucometer devices.

Related Items: Home Care , Nursing Care Center , Home Care Accreditation

04/10/2017
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One-Stop Shopping for Workplace Violence Prevention Resources

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The Joint Commission is at the forefront of solving the workplace violence issue in health care. Read the newest blog on our extensive effort to combat this problem.

Related Items: Accreditation , Certification , Workplace Violence Prevention

04/10/2017
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Putting a Stop to Medication Compounding-Related Infections

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Cases of fungal meningitis, bacterial bloodstream infections and other types of infections have been linked to contamination during medication compounding, a process when a pharmacy mixes or “compounds” chemical ingredients into a finished medication.

Related Items: Infection Control

04/06/2017
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Register Today for May 9-10 Ambulatory Care ‘Accreditation Essentials’

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There are plenty of new developments at The Joint Commission that make it more important than ever to attend the Ambulatory Care “Accreditation Essentials” program, May 9-10, 2017.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

04/06/2017
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Top 5 Most Popular Patient Safety Podcasts

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Multimedia director Gidion Howell shares her favorite patient safety podcasts in this blog.

Related Items: Hospital , Accreditation , Certification

03/29/2017
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Making Dialysis Safer for Patients

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Infection can seriously sidetrack dialysis. Read how we're participating in the Making Dialysis Safer coalition.

Related Items: Accreditation , Certification , Blog

03/23/2017
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Total Hip / Total Knee Replacement Certification Raises Bar for Orthopedic ASCs

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As technology has enabled more procedures outside the acute-care setting, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are providing even more advanced surgical care.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

03/21/2017
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Safety Culture: A Daily Dose of Reporting and Learning

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Learn how a 15-minute daily operations briefing brought one hospital's c. diff rates down 44%.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Blog

03/21/2017
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Beyond the Harm Identification Study Q&A

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The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety Editor-in-Chief Dr. David Baker asked lead author Dr. Christine Sammer about her study, “Developing and Evaluating an Automated All-Cause Harm Trigger System,” published this week in the April 2017 issue of the journal.

Related Items: Accreditation , Certification , Blog

03/16/2017
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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: Hospital , Patient Safety , Accreditation , Certification

03/13/2017
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Improve Your Center’s Infection Control & Prevention Processes!

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Ambulatory settings are among the top group of Joint Commission accrediteds who are challenged with breaches in high-level disinfection (HLD) and/or sterilization processes. It’s the number one threat to patient health and safety in these organizations.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Infection Control , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

03/08/2017
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How Engaged is Your Board?

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Don't underutilize your board of directors. Read up on our new tool to enhance board-leadership communication.

Related Items: Leadership , Blog

03/03/2017
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Don’t Let Your Guard Down This Flu Season

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Flu season is far from over. Read our blog about our diagnostics and pandemic preparation courses!

Related Items: Hospital , Influenza , Accreditation , Certification , SIRAS

03/01/2017
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Leaders, Are you Risking an RFI with your the Informed Consent Process?

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Informed consent is so much more than mandatory paperwork. Read our blog and find out more.

Related Items: Hospital , Accreditation , Certification

03/01/2017
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Rolling Out the Newest Antimicrobial Stewardship Standard

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Our newest infection prevention standard encompasses CDC's Core Elements and makes specific recommendations for NCCs, hospitals and critical access hospitals. Read about it in Lisa Waldowski's blog.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Infection Control , Antimicrobial Stewardship , Blog

02/28/2017
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An Essential Conversation: eCQM Adoption & Resources

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Missed the HIMSS presentation on our hospital eCQM survey? Read the highlights in our new blog.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital

02/24/2017
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Update – SAFER™ Having A Positive Impact

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Beginning January 1, 2017, Joint Commission’s survey process began to provide a new, graphical approach for identifying and communicating risk levels associated with deficiencies cited during accreditation surveys via the SAFER matrix.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , SAFER Matrix

02/22/2017
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Improving Outcomes for Pediatric Patients with a Chronic Condition

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As committed health care professionals, we all want to do the best by our youngest patients. Keeping children with chronic conditions out of the hospital is a goal we all aim for, but this can be challenging due to our health care system’s focus on more episodic rather than longer-term care.

Related Items: Accreditation , Certification , Pediatrics

02/16/2017
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Five Ways SAFER Helps Outline Priorities

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The SAFER matrix outlines all your corrective actions in one place. So easy to use!

Related Items: Home Care , Home Care Accreditation , SAFER Matrix

02/16/2017
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Surgeon General Speaks Out on Addiction

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It's official: The surgeon general says addiction costs the U.S. more than $442 billion.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Accreditation , Certification , Blog

02/07/2017
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An ASC Administrator’s View of the On-Site Survey

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Many view the preparation process for an accreditation survey to be a daunting task. At our ASC, we view it as a positive opportunity to identify areas requiring improvement.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

02/07/2017
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What We Have Here… Is a Failure to Communicate

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Did your graduate training prepare you to communicate with patients?

Related Items: Leadership , Blog

01/26/2017
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Is it Time for an Oral Care Plan Checkup?

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Latest and greatest in oral care practice.

Related Items: Infection Control , Nursing Care Center , Infection Prevention , Blog

01/25/2017
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New Patient Safety Systems Chapter for Ambulatory Care and Office-Based Surgery

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Have you read the newest chapter (Patient Safety Systems chapter) in the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Care or the Standards for Office-Based Surgery Practices?

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Patient Safety Systems

01/25/2017
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