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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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Take 5: Elsevier becomes the new publisher of JQPS

1/25/2017 9:50:00 AM

What’s new with The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety (JQPS)? In 2017, the journal welcomed Elsevier as its new publisher. The journal also recently issued its February 2017 open access issue featuring a study on how a hospital decreased its cesarean delivery rate through a quality improvement initiative.

Dr. David Baker, editor-in-chief of JQPS, and executive vice president in the Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation for The Joint Commission, discusses more. {5:55}

 

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Take 5: Ambulatory Surgical Centers Survey Changes for 2017

1/5/2017 10:26:00 AM

Effective Jan. 1, 2017, in order to better align with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) surveyor guidelines, approximately two-thirds of ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) electing to use the Medicare-deemed option may receive adjustments to the survey complements (length and/or number of surveyors).

The Joint Commission is adjusting its current survey team structure for ASCs to further enhance the already effective and rigorous survey process. Michael Kulczycki, executive director of the Ambulatory Care Accreditation program for The Joint Commission, discusses more. {5:45}

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