New R3 Reports on resuscitation standards for hospitals, critical access hospitals
Effective Jan. 1, 2022, new and revised requirements related to resuscitation care will be applicable to Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs). The requirements aim to strengthen resuscitation and post-resuscitation care processes in hospitals and CAHs by bringing the standards in closer alignment with contemporary guidelines and evidence.
The revised standards on resuscitation care address several interlinked factors that have been cited as critical to resuscitation performance, such as:
- The quality of hospital personnel training.
- Adherence to evidence-based protocols.
- Collection of data.
- Implementation of internal quality control and case review mechanisms.
Overall, the revised standards are intended to reduce unnecessary variations in practice and encourage hospitals to adopt a more proactive and responsive approach to resuscitation and post-resuscitation care to maximize patient survival with the best possible neurological outcomes.
The Joint Commission published two R3 Reports detailing the rationale and research behind the new and revised requirements. Read the issues:
View the prepublication standards.