Joint Commission Online - Sept. 13, 2023
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September 13, 2023The World Health Organization (WHO) introduced World Patient Safety Day in 2019. Recognized annually on Sept. 17, it represents a global call for solidarity and concerted action by all countries and international partners to improve patient safety.
The Joint Commission is joining that call. We’ve led the charge for improving patient safety and quality of care through the accreditation of healthcare organizations and certification of clinical programs for more than 70 years. Today, we continue that work in the United States and 76 countries.
Our new World Patient Safety Day webpage features content for healthcare organizations tailored to this year’s theme, “Engaging Patients for Patient Safety,” including video messages from Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, MSHA, MACP, FACMI, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Joint Commission Enterprise, and from Joint Commission staff, blog posts, Speak Up™ patient education campaigns, Sentinel Event data related to patient engagement, and more.
Visit the webpage.
September 13, 2023
A new patient safety campaign from The Joint Commission — Speak Up™ To Prevent Serious Illness — is designed to educate patients on how to find preventive care services, get past the barriers, and try to avoid reaching a crisis point with their health.
Preventive care — such as blood tests, cancer screens, mental health check-ins, vaccinations, and tests for
genetic conditions — may help keep you from developing serious illness or having to receive care at the hospital.
The educational resources for this new Speak Up campaign include:
- An infographic poster/flyer in three sizes (8.5x11, 11x17 and 24x36).
- An animated video to incorporate in healthcare facilities.
- A distribution guide with recommendations on how healthcare organizations can use and provide the materials for patients and their families, caregivers, and advocates.
The infographic and video are available in both English and Spanish.
Launched in 2002, the award-winning Speak Up™ program has been used in more than 70 countries. It encourages patients to be their own advocates and to:
- Speak up
- Pay attention
- Educate yourself
- Advocates (family members and friends) can help
- Know about your new medicine
- Use a quality health care organization
- Participate in all decisions about your care
September 13, 2023The Joint Commission has revised requirements related to medication compounding for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals, starting Jan. 1, 2024.
The requirements — scored at Medication Management (MM) Standard MM.05.01.07 and National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) Standard NPSG.03.04.01, Element of Performance (EP) 3 — were revised to better align with national standards of practice while continuing to align with regulation and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) guidance.
View the prepublication standards.