Take 5: Speak Up - Right ID, Right Care
5/3/2016 10:10:00 AM
Throughout the health-care industry, the failure to correctly identify patients continues to lead to major patient safety events. Wrong-patient errors can occur in virtually all stages of diagnosis and treatment.
The Joint Commission has several standards and resources available to improve the accuracy of patient identification. Maureen Carr, Project Director in Standards and Survey Methods, in the Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation for The Joint Commission, discusses more. [4:06]
Take 5: Antibiotics - Know the Facts
9/14/2015 9:00:00 AM
Every year, many families face their share of colds, sore throats, and viruses. When you go to the doctor for these illnesses, do you automatically expect a prescription for antibiotics? Your doctor could be doing you and your family members a favor by not reaching for the prescription pad.
Lisa Waldowski, Infection Control Specialist with The Joint Commission discusses more. [3:45]
Speak Up: What you need to know about breastfeeding
8/1/2011 4:49:00 PM
Hear about The Joint Commission’s newest Speak Up campaign "What You Need to Know About Breastfeeding," from Gerald Calnen, M.D., president, Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.