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Take 5: Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition

5/26/2017 10:36:00 AM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that around 37,000 people get potentially deadly bloodstream infections related to their dialysis treatment. The Joint Commission is partnering with the CDC and numerous kidney and dialysis organizations to reduce the number of bloodstream infections in dialysis patients.

Michael Kulczycki, executive director of the Ambulatory Care Accreditation program, for The Joint Commission discusses more. [3:24]

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Take 5: Building a Strong Safety Culture - A Job For Leaders

5/10/2017 4:26:00 PM

In 2008, The Joint Commission introduced safety culture concepts through a Sentinel Event Alert. Now, we’re visiting the topic again in the latest Sentinel Event Alert: The essential role of leadership in developing a safety culture. This resource presents leaders in the health care field with research behind the value of safety culture, as well as practical insights to aid in the development of such a culture. Additionally, safety culture is one of The Joint Commission’s Center for Transforming Healthcare’s ongoing targeted initiatives. Anne Marie Benedicto, vice president for The Center for Transforming Healthcare, discusses the important role health care leaders play in attaining and maintaining a safety culture. [5:19]

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Take 5: Interim Life Safety Measures Revisited

3/30/2017 12:12:00 PM

When Joint Commission Life Safety Code surveyors identify a deficiency that results in a Requirement for Improvement (RFI) during survey, they will discuss the deficiency and inquire as to which Interim Life Safety Measures (ILSMs) the organization will implement to protect patients, staff and visitors until corrective actions are completed.  This survey process change took effect late last year. Jim Kendig, Life Safety Code Field Director for the Joint Commission, discusses more. [4:57]

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Take 5: The Annual Physician Leader Forum

3/28/2017 9:56:00 AM

Each year, The Joint Commission invites over 130 physician leaders from across America to our Physician Leader Forum in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. This unique, two-day forum provides attendees with an in-depth look at Joint Commission standards, current patient safety issues, the journey to high reliability and the role of physician leaders in organizational improvement.

Ana McKee, MD, Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, The Joint Commission, discusses the importance of this annual event. [5:50]

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Take 5: The Environment of Care Fire Drill Matrix Tool

3/14/2017 10:56:00 AM

The Joint Commission Environment of Care (EC) standard EC.02.03.03 requires health care organizations to conduct fire drills, and to critique the drill in order to evaluate the fire safety equipment, building features and staff response. This evaluation must be documented. The Joint Commission has developed a tool called the Fire Drill Matrix to help guide the fire drill evaluation. This tool is a useful resource to help organizations correctly document their compliance with these requirements.

Jim Kendig, Life Safety Code Field Director for The Joint Commission, joins me today to discuss more. [6:22]

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