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Profiles in Services: Joint Commission Navy Fellow Sara Naczas

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The Joint Commission has had the pleasure of working closely with this year’s Navy fellow, Lt. Cmdr. Sara Naczas, MS, RN, CNOR. We value the unique health care perspective she has brought to The Joint Commission and her commitment to improving patient safety and quality of care. I hope you enjoy this account of how her fellowship experience led to her next role with the Navy.

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08/04/2017
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Profiles in Services: Joint Commission Navy Fellow Sara Naczas

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The Joint Commission has had the pleasure of working closely with this year’s Navy fellow, Lt. Cmdr. Sara Naczas, MS, RN, CNOR. We value the unique health care perspective she has brought to The Joint Commission and her commitment to improving patient safety and quality of care. I hope you enjoy this account of how her fellowship experience led to her next role with the Navy.

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08/04/2017
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Recognizing Those Who Contribute to Safety Culture: The Trust-Report-and-Improve Dynamic

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This is the fifth in a series of posts examining the 11 tenets of safety culture discussed in our Sentinel Event Alert and accompanying infographic: This post examines the fifth tenet: Recognize and praise care team members who report adverse events and close calls, identify unsafe conditions, or present good suggestions for safety improvement.

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07/31/2017
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Recognizing Those Who Contribute to Safety Culture: The Trust-Report-and-Improve Dynamic

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This is the fifth in a series of posts examining the 11 tenets of safety culture discussed in our Sentinel Event Alert and accompanying infographic: This post examines the fifth tenet: Recognize and praise care team members who report adverse events and close calls, identify unsafe conditions, or present good suggestions for safety improvement.

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07/31/2017
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Can The Joint Commission Help Eliminate Hepatitis B and C in the Next 13 Years?

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If you’ve been paying attention to health news, you’ve probably heard that everyone, especially Baby Boomers, should be screened for Hepatitis C.

07/28/2017
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Beyond the Study: A Q&A with Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients: Part 3

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This is the final post in a three-part series highlighting the quality improvement and patient safety achievements of this year’s John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award recipients, showcased in the July 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. This post examines the quality and patient safety efforts of Christiana Care Health System’s Christiana Care Care Link, recently renamed Carelink CareNow, recognized in the award’s local achievement category.

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07/06/2017
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Beyond the Study: A Q&A with Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients: Part 3

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This is the final post in a three-part series highlighting the quality improvement and patient safety achievements of this year’s John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award recipients, showcased in the July 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. This post examines the quality and patient safety efforts of Christiana Care Health System’s Christiana Care Care Link, recently renamed Carelink CareNow, recognized in the award’s local achievement category.

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07/06/2017
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Re-Vamped ESC Form Launches July 2017

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The Joint Commission has re-designed the Evidence of Standards Compliance (ESC) form that organizations may complete following an on-site accreditation or certification survey—to help the organization better communicate the most critical aspects of their corrective actions to resolve Requirements for Improvement (RFIs), as well as ensure sustainability.

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07/05/2017
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Re-Vamped ESC Form Launches July 2017

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The Joint Commission has re-designed the Evidence of Standards Compliance (ESC) form that organizations may complete following an on-site accreditation or certification survey—to help the organization better communicate the most critical aspects of their corrective actions to resolve Requirements for Improvement (RFIs), as well as ensure sustainability.

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07/05/2017
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Beyond the Study: A Q&A with Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients: Part 2

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This is the second post in a three-part series highlighting the quality improvement and patient safety achievements of this year’s John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award recipients, showcased in the July 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. This post examines the quality and patient safety efforts of Dr. Clancy, recognized in the award’s individual achievement category.

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06/29/2017
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Beyond the Study: A Q&A with Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients: Part 2

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This is the second post in a three-part series highlighting the quality improvement and patient safety achievements of this year’s John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award recipients, showcased in the July 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. This post examines the quality and patient safety efforts of Dr. Clancy, recognized in the award’s individual achievement category.

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06/29/2017
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Reporting Adverse Events: An Important Step Toward Establishing Learning Culture

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This is the fourth in a series of posts examining the 11 tenets of safety culture discussed in our Sentinel Event Alert and accompanying infographic on safety culture. For a culture to be truly safe, organizational leadership must establish, enforce and communicate policies for reporting adverse events, close calls and unsafe conditions.

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06/26/2017
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Reporting Adverse Events: An Important Step Toward Establishing Learning Culture

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This is the fourth in a series of posts examining the 11 tenets of safety culture discussed in our Sentinel Event Alert and accompanying infographic on safety culture. For a culture to be truly safe, organizational leadership must establish, enforce and communicate policies for reporting adverse events, close calls and unsafe conditions.

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06/26/2017
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Profiles in Service: Joint Commission Air Force Military Fellow Barbara Cain

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The promotion ceremony for Barbara Cain, MSN, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC, to the rank of colonel took place at The Joint Commission’s rotunda. Col. Cain was selected for promotion by a panel of superior Air Force officers and approved by Congress.

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06/23/2017
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Profiles in Service: Joint Commission Air Force Military Fellow Barbara Cain

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The promotion ceremony for Barbara Cain, MSN, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC, to the rank of colonel took place at The Joint Commission’s rotunda. Col. Cain was selected for promotion by a panel of superior Air Force officers and approved by Congress.

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06/23/2017
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Beyond the Study: A Q&A with Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients: Part 1

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Here are the highlights of a conversation between the Journal’s Editor-in-Chief Dr. David Baker and Eisenberg Award recipients: Dr. Carolyn Clancy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Sharon Anderson, who represents Carelink CareNow, a technology-driven, care coordination program based in Wilmington, Delaware.

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06/22/2017
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Beyond the Study: A Q&A with Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients: Part 1

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Here are the highlights of a conversation between the Journal’s Editor-in-Chief Dr. David Baker and Eisenberg Award recipients: Dr. Carolyn Clancy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Sharon Anderson, who represents Carelink CareNow, a technology-driven, care coordination program based in Wilmington, Delaware.

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06/22/2017
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Top Four Life Safety Code Requirements Debunked

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Read our blog on Safety Code Requirements

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06/02/2017
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Top Four Life Safety Code Requirements Debunked

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Read our blog on Safety Code Requirements

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06/02/2017
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Thrombectomy Stroke Certification Offered Next Year

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Read our blog on the new thrombectomy certification for stroke offered in January.

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05/31/2017
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Thrombectomy Stroke Certification Offered Next Year

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Read our blog on the new thrombectomy certification for stroke offered in January.

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05/31/2017
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What’s Your Board’s Competency in Quality and Safety?

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Board members play a vital role in ensuring high-quality care and patient safety in health care organizations. However, a new study suggests problematic gaps between what board members think they know and what they do in regards to quality and safety, as well as board members’ capability in quality and safety, as assessed by safety and quality leaders (SQLs) at their own health care organizations.

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05/30/2017
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What’s Your Board’s Competency in Quality and Safety?

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Board members play a vital role in ensuring high-quality care and patient safety in health care organizations. However, a new study suggests problematic gaps between what board members think they know and what they do in regards to quality and safety, as well as board members’ capability in quality and safety, as assessed by safety and quality leaders (SQLs) at their own health care organizations.

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05/30/2017
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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.

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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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