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Take 5: Updates to Emergency Management Standards

2/12/2018 12:30:00 PM

Wildfires, hurricanes, active shooters and cyberattacks are just a few of the recent crises that have affected U.S. hospitals and other health care organizations. The Joint Commission recently updated its emergency management standards in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) final rule on emergency preparedness to ensure health care professionals and suppliers meet the needs of patients, residents, clients and communities during emergency events and throughout recovery.

Jim Kendig, Field Director for The Joint Commission discusses more. [4:46]


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Take 5: Reducing Risk in the OR by Minimizing Noise

11/7/2017 3:48:00 PM

Quick Safety, Issue 35: Minimizing noise and distractions in the OR and procedural units, discusses strategies you can use to reduce risk in your OR. Research has shown that noise and other distractions in the OR have an effect on the likelihood that a patient will be harmed. The more distractions, the more risks to patients – such as anesthesia errors, surgical site infections and incomplete safety checks.

The Joint Commission’s human factors engineer, Erin Lawler, MS, CPPS, discusses this important patient safety topic. [6:29]

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Take 5: The Annual Report

11/3/2017 10:29:00 AM

With the release of the latest America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety this November, we wanted to take a deep dive into the latest additions to this long-standing annual report. Since its revamp in 2016, with a heavier focus on reporting electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs), the industry has looked to this publication as a benchmark for measuring clinical and quality performance.

Tricia Elliott, director of quality measurement for The Joint Commission discusses more about the eCQM-related additions to this publication. [6:09]

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Take 5: The ROI on RPI®

10/26/2017 11:14:00 AM

Robust Process Improvement®, commonly referred to as RPI®, uses data to inform decisions and improve performance. When applied to health care, it can make a dramatic difference in the quality of care you can provide for your patients. We, at The Joint Commission, believe so thoroughly in the value of RPI® in health care that we created the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare. This aspect of The Joint Commission enterprise is committed to tackling the toughest safety and quality concerns in health care, using the proven methodology of RPI®. The Center also partners with all types of health care organizations to build their own self-sustaining RPI® programs.

David Grazman, Center Business Development director, discusses return on investment associated with using RPI®. [7:03]

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Take 5: Tackling Inadequate Hand-off Communication

10/26/2017 11:07:00 AM

In 2006, The Joint Commission established a National Patient Safety Goal that addressed hand-off communication errors. Now, in Sentinel Event Alert 58: Inadequate hand-off communication, we’re continuing to address this common patient safety risk. A typical teaching hospital may experience more than 4,000 hand-offs every day, and the numerous risk points during this process make patients vulnerable. Hand-offs are a necessary part of patient care and cannot be avoided, so the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare created a Targeted Solutions Tool® and a project to help health care professionals perform hand-offs better.

Klaus Nether, D.H.Sc., MMI, MT (ASCP) SV, executive director of High Reliability Product Delivery for the Center, discusses those tools and strategies. [7:54]

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