Take 5: A Redesigned Leading Practice Library
7/20/2016 11:11:00 AM
An updated version of The Joint Commission’s Leading Practice Library (LPL) launched in mid-April. The Leading Practice Library is a complimentary tool available to organizations currently accredited or certified by The Joint Commission and available via their secure extranet.
Concetta Phillipps, Project Manager in Accreditation and Certification Operations Field Education and Development for the Joint Commission discusses more. [5:01]
Take 5: Effective Pain Management and Patient Safety
7/13/2016 12:07:00 PM
Millions of people live with chronic pain every day. Even with significant advances in pain treatment options, studies indicate that pain continues to be poorly managed and undertreated.
David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, Executive Vice President, Division of Health Care Quality Evaluation for The Joint Commission, discusses more. [9:17]
Take 5: Community-Based Palliative Care Certification - Meeting the Needs of Chronically Ill Patients
6/24/2016 8:34:00 AM
The need for palliative care outside of the hospital has grown. Home care organizations that provide home health and/or hospice services have begun to develop palliative care programs to meet the needs of chronically ill patients who may or may not qualify for home health services, but who need the physical and psychosocial support that palliative care services can provide.
Margherita Labson, R.N., M.S., Executive Director of the Home Care Accreditation program for The Joint Commission, talks about a new Community-Based Palliative Care (CBPC) certification program for accredited home care organizations that provide palliative care services. [11:02]
Take 5: Evaluating and Responding to Suicide Risk
6/8/2016 12:18:00 PM
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US for all ages, however, it is preventable. Using information obtained from over 1,000 suicides that were reported to the Sentinel Event Database between 2010-2014, The Joint Commission published a Sentinel Event Alert, “Detecting and Treating Suicide Ideation in All Settings.” It outlines recommendations for improvement in the areas of assessment, safety, discharge and follow-up, with an emphasis on community resources. Tracy Collander, executive director for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation at The Joint Commission, discusses more. [7:24]
Take 5: Informed Consent - Beyond a Signature
5/20/2016 8:59:00 AM
Informed consent is a vital component of establishing quality, patient-centered healthcare. The Joint Commission is committed to providing support in the area of informed consent by offering resources in an effort to improve both patient understanding and communication between the patient and clinician. Dr. Ronald M. Wyatt, MD, MHA, Patient Safety Officer and Medical Director in the Office of Quality and Patient Safety, discusses more. [5:08]