Editors' Exclusives May 2023
The Joint Commission released its Sentinel Event Data 2022 Annual Review on serious adverse events from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2022.
Organizations that conduct laparoscopy and arthroscopy should be aware of the potential for patient burns from the light sources associated with these scopes.
Joint Commission Journal: A study in the May issue analyzed closed claims data on wrong-site surgery to identify risk factors, patterns and other circumstances.
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The Joint Commission wants healthcare organizations to succeed in meeting the requirements to reduce healthcare disparities. To support organizations on their equity journeys, we launched the Health Care Equity Accreditation Resource Center which includes new resources from Cook County Health in Chicago.
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April 5, 2023: Joint Commission President and CEO Dr. Jonathan B. Perlin contributed to a new commentary in NEJM Catalyst, “Lessons from Health Care Leaders: Rethinking and Reinvesting in Patient Safety.” Dr. Perlin discusses the complex quality and safety challenges posed by our ever-evolving healthcare system. Read the commentary: https://lnkd.in/gbpnYYpv
March 23, 2023: The April issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety features a study from the University of Florida College of Medicine on supporting healthcare worker well-being after an adverse event through a behavioral health support center. Read the abstract: https://bit.ly/3FOZm35
Joint Commission President and CEO Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, MSHA, MACP, FACMI, outlined the new priorities of The Joint Commission relating to healthcare equity, environmental sustainability, and workforce during a collaborative webinar with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).