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March 1, 2017

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Patient safety


Sentinel Event Alert focuses on leadership’s role in establishing safety culture

The Joint Commission today released its latest Sentinel Event Alert on the essential role of leadership in developing a safety culture. The alert provides actions and resources to help health care organizations establish and continuously improve upon key components of safety culture year-round, as well as during this month’s National Patient Safety Awareness Week, from March 12-18.


JAMA publishes Viewpoint on pain management by Joint Commission executive VP

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a Viewpoint editorial “The History of the Joint Commission’s Pain Standards: Lessons for Today’s Efforts to Address the Prescription Opioid Epidemic” by David W. Baker, MD, MPH, executive vice president, Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission.




Now effective: Surveying, scoring of ligature, suicide, self-harm in inpatient psychiatric setting

Effective immediately, The Joint Commission will place added emphasis on the assessment of ligature, suicide and self-harm observations in psychiatric hospitals and inpatient psychiatric patient areas in general hospitals. This comes at a time when there is national concern about the number of suicides in hospitals.




Don’t miss out: participate in March 7 live demo on SAFER Matrix

The Joint Commission is hosting a webinar on its Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk (SAFER™) Matrix™ Tuesday, March 7, during which a live demonstration will show how the model is scored in the field by surveyors.


JQPS: quality initiative significantly improves outcomes for children with chronic conditions

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center significantly improved outcomes for children with chronic conditions. The story of their quality initiative is featured in the March 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety (JQPS). The March 2017 issue of JQPS provides open access to all articles through March 31.


Up in blogosphere with The Joint Commission

Check out the latest blog posts from The Joint Commission.


Updates to Accreditation Manager Plus® and Tracers with AMP

For 2017, Joint Commission Resources (JCR) updated the Accreditation Manager Plus (AMP®) software solution compliance tool, and Tracers with AMP™.