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Take 5: Strong MRI Safety Programs can Prevent Safety Events

9/27/2017 8:42:00 AM

In March, we released Quick Safety 31: Strong MRI safety programs prevent safety events. This edition of our popular Quick Safety publication explored the safety risks associated with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines, and ways to mitigate those risks.

Tarynne Easley, a patient safety specialist for The Joint Commission discusses more [5:48].

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Take 5: Daily safety briefings – a hallmark of high reliability

9/1/2017 12:38:00 PM

Quick Safety, Issue 34 discusses the importance of daily safety briefings, short stand-up meetings that bring teams together to discuss important topics that will help the team operate at optimum efficiency. This includes issues that occurred in the last 24 hours, anticipating conditions or disruptions in the next 24 hours, and reviewing the steps taken to resolve previously identified issues or resources assigned to correct newly identified issues.

Coleen Smith, The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare’s director of high reliability initiatives discusses more. [6:00]

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Take 5: New Standards for Housing Support Services Programs

9/4/2017 2:46:00 PM

A recent edition of the R3 Report, our newsletter dedicated to explaining rationale and references we employ in the development of new standards, covered updates to housing support and service requirements related to Behavioral Health Care accreditation. These requirements help to ensure that patients cared for by organizations with housing support services are well provided for and safe – and they particularly impact the homeless population.

Lynn Berry, project director, The Joint Commission, discusses more [6:57]

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Take 5: Improving Infection Control Practices to Protect Patients

8/2/2017 9:00:00 AM

The May 2017 issue of Quick Safety addresses the improper sterilization or high-level disinfection (HLD) of medical equipment. The infectious outbreaks that can result from such practices threaten the safety of patients in your care. This episode of Take 5 will help you examine your own organization’s infection control practices and take steps toward further improving them.

Lisa Waldowski, DNP,PNP,CIC, infection control specialist, The Joint Commission. [6:53]

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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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