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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]

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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]

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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]

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Take 5: The Joint Commission Launches Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Certification

5/19/2016 11:12:00 AM

Recently, standards for The Joint Commission’s new advanced certification program for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement became effective. The program was designed to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of these services in hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers with the goal of fostering more cost-effective and safe, quality care. Wendi Roberts RN, Executive Director for the Disease Specific Certification and Health Care Staffing Certification for the Joint Commission, discusses more about this exciting development. [6:43]

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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]

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