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Take 5: 4-1-1 on Survey Enhancements

7/30/2018 10:19:00 AM

The Joint Commission recently began enhancing its on-site evaluation of four key areas: Sterile medication compounding, suicide prevention, high-level disinfection and hemodialysis. We want to make sure we keep you informed about these increased evaluation requirements, so we invited The Joint Commission’s executive vice president and chief medical officer, Dr. Ana McKee, into the studio today to discuss more.

Ana Pujols McKee, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer [5:21]

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Take 5: 2018 Speak Up™ Refresh

5/14/2018 9:00:00 PM

Research has shown that patients who are educated about their health and who participate in decisions about their care have better results and are more satisfied with the care they receive. With that in mind, The Joint Commission launched its Speak Up™ program. For over fifteen years, Speak Up offered practical guidance to help the public play an active role in their care by providing them with free, downloadable education materials. In an effort to further improve this already award-winning program, The Joint Commission debuted a new look and updates to the campaigns in 2018.

Dawn Glossa, director of corporate communications at The Joint Commission, explains this exciting refresh and looks to the future of Speak Up™.  [5:10]

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Take 5: Updates to Emergency Management Standards

2/12/2018 12:30:00 PM

Wildfires, hurricanes, active shooters and cyberattacks are just a few of the recent crises that have affected U.S. hospitals and other health care organizations. The Joint Commission recently updated its emergency management standards in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) final rule on emergency preparedness to ensure health care professionals and suppliers meet the needs of patients, residents, clients and communities during emergency events and throughout recovery.

Jim Kendig, Field Director for The Joint Commission discusses more. [4:46]


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Take 5: Reducing Risk in the OR by Minimizing Noise

11/7/2017 3:48:00 PM

Quick Safety, Issue 35: Minimizing noise and distractions in the OR and procedural units, discusses strategies you can use to reduce risk in your OR. Research has shown that noise and other distractions in the OR have an effect on the likelihood that a patient will be harmed. The more distractions, the more risks to patients – such as anesthesia errors, surgical site infections and incomplete safety checks.

The Joint Commission’s human factors engineer, Erin Lawler, MS, CPPS, discusses this important patient safety topic. [6:29]

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Take 5: The Annual Report

11/3/2017 10:29:00 AM

With the release of the latest America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety this November, we wanted to take a deep dive into the latest additions to this long-standing annual report. Since its revamp in 2016, with a heavier focus on reporting electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs), the industry has looked to this publication as a benchmark for measuring clinical and quality performance.

Tricia Elliott, director of quality measurement for The Joint Commission discusses more about the eCQM-related additions to this publication. [6:09]

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