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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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Take 5: Workplace Violence

11/11/2016 12:07:00 PM

Workplace violence is a recognized hazard in the health care industry. The Joint Commission has launched an online resource center dedicated to preventing workplace violence in health care settings. This resource center provides a broad range of resources for health care organizations, health care professionals and the general public.

Ann Scott Blouin, RN, PhD, FACHE, executive vice president of Customer Relations for The Joint Commission, discusses more. [6:10]

 

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Take 5: JAMDA Study-The Joint Commission's Nursing Home Accreditation Predicts Quality

11/3/2016 6:18:00 PM

The Joint Commission’s Nursing Care Center (NCC) Accreditation program is designed to help providers achieve, maintain and demonstrate consistent excellence for those they serve. A new study published online suggests that Joint Commission Nursing Care Center Accreditation is a significant predictor of nursing home quality.

Gina Zimmermann, executive director of the Nursing Care Center Accreditation program for The Joint Commission, discusses more. [7:38]

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