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Take 5: Life Safety Code® Clarifications

6/23/2017 8:51:00 AM

The Joint Commission’s Life Safety Code® (LSC) standards are critical to creating a safe, functional environment in your organization. Compliance with these standards make your staff, patients and their visitors safer. They also are some of the most frequently misinterpreted requirements. In an effort to better help organizations like yours succeed at LSC compliance and maintain a safe environment, we released critical clarifications on four LSC requirements. 

George Mills, MBA, FASHE, CEM, CHFM, CHSP, The Joint Commission’s director of engineering, discusses more [6:27]. 

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Take 5: Ask Every Patient - Collecting REAL Data

6/16/2017 11:53:00 AM

Racial and ethnic minorities are a large and growing part of our population, but they still struggle to gain access to equitable care in our health care system. Collecting race, ethnicity, and language (REAL) data is the first step to identifying and resolving health disparities, which improves care quality and patient satisfaction.

Ann Scott Blouin, RN, PhD, FACHE, Executive Vice President of Customer Relations, for The Joint Commission, discusses more. [5:45]

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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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