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Journal Features National Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Awardees - Eisenberg Award Recipients’ Achievements Detailed in July 2017 Issue

Thursday June 22, 2017
Journal Features National Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Awardees - Eisenberg Award Recipients’ Achievements Detailed in July 2017 Issue

Patient safety and quality improvement efforts prevent errors in health care and save lives. To recognize such efforts, The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety features the recipients of the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards, presented annually by the National Quality Forum (NQF) and The Joint Commission, in three open access articles from its July 2017 issue. Learn More
 

New Compendium of Resources for Venous Thromboembolism Patient Education and Discharge Materials

Thursday June 15, 2017
New Compendium of Resources for Venous Thromboembolism Patient Education and Discharge Materials

Patients discharged with venous thromboembolism (VTE) need to receive comprehensive discharge instructions to manage their condition and its treatment in a way that is both safe and effective. To provide guidance to clinicians and other health educators looking for reliable and up-to-date patient education materials, The Joint Commission’s Department of Health Services Research has developed a new Compendium of Resources. Learn More
 

Lean Methodology Improves Throughput and Safety in Behavioral Health Care

Thursday May 18, 2017
Lean Methodology Improves Throughput and Safety in Behavioral Health Care

A new study from the June 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety describes how Lean principles were applied to improve clinical operations at the Crisis Response Center, a behavioral health facility specializing in emergency psychiatric care, in Tucson, Arizona. Learn More
 

Simulation Training Helps Parents of Children with Cancer Improve Central-Line Care in Home

Thursday April 20, 2017
Simulation Training Helps Parents of Children with Cancer Improve Central-Line Care in Home

Infections from a central line in children with cancer can be life-threatening. Today, with most cancer care taking place in the home, it is critical for parents to learn to care for central lines and prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs). Learn More
 

Automated Harm Trigger System Enables Real-Time Identification of Patients at Risk

Thursday March 16, 2017
Automated Harm Trigger System Enables Real-Time Identification of Patients at Risk

A study in the April 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety details how the Adventist Health System Patient Safety Organization, Altamonte Springs, Florida, developed an automated all-cause harm trigger system to enable the identification of current patients who may have experienced harm or may be at risk for harm. Learn More
 
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