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Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

Sentinel Event Data - Event Type by Year

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Sentinel Event Statistics Data - Event Type by Year (2005 - Q2- 2016)

Related Topics: Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Sentinel Event Statistics, Sentinel Event, Root Cause, Hospital, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care

08/01/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

Sentinel Event Data Summary

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Summary Data of Sentinel Events reviewed by The Joint Commission (as of 7/5/2016)

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Sentinel Event Statistics, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Hospital

08/01/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

Sentinel Event Data - General Information

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Sentinel Event Statistics Data - General Information (2005 - Q2-2016)

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Home Care, Hospital, Sentinel Event Statistics, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program

08/01/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Home Care

Statement of Conditions Process Changes Effective August 1

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: Hospital, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, 2016 Joint Commission Requirement

07/27/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Home Care

UPDATE: Surveying to the 2012 Life Safety Code

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: 2016 Joint Commission Requirement, Hospital, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Life Safety Code, Nursing Care Center

07/27/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Palliative Care, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification

Busting the Myths about Engaging Patients and Families in Patient Safety

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Open and candid communication with patients and their families is a key component of safe and effective health care. However, communication between caregivers and patients is sometimes hindered by longstanding myths and misconceptions about the sharing of information.

Related Topics: Integrated Care Certification, Patient Blood Management Certification, Rights and Responsibilities, Papers, Patient Engagement, Patient-centered communications, Patient-Provider Communication, Palliative Care, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Patient Safety, Patient Rights, Disease-Specific Care, Hospital, Home Care, Health Care Staffing, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital

07/25/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Nursing Care Center, Health Care Staffing Services, Integrated Care

Joint Commission JAMA Viewpoint Focuses on Workplace Violence in Health Care

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A new JAMA Viewpoint by Patient Safety Officer Ron Wyatt, MD, MHA, and two co-authors tackles the issue of workplace violence in health care.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Nursing Care Center, Integrated Care Certification

07/21/2016

Nursing Care Center

Facts about Memory Care accreditation requirements and optional Memory Care Certification for Nursing Care Centers

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In 2014, The Joint Commission established Memory Care requirements for its Nursing Care Center Accreditation program and introduced an optional Memory Care Certification program.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Nursing Care Center, Nursing Home, Alzheimer's Disease, Memory Care

07/20/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

Leading Practice Library

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An online library of solutions to help with health care safety.

 
The Leading Practice Library is a complimentary tool available to organizations that are currently accredited or certified by The Joint Commission.

Related Topics: Quality Improvement Tools, Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program

07/20/2016

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Nursing Care Center

APPROVED: New Antimicrobial Stewardship Standard

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: 2016 Joint Commission Requirement, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Nursing Care Center

07/19/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services

Evaluating and Responding to Suicide Risk - Tools and Practices for Consideration

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Webinar Replay

 
This webinar highlights recommendations for screening, risk assessment, safety, treatment, discharge, and follow up care for individuals at risk for suicide.

Related Topics: Webinar, Suicide, Nursing Care Center, Critical Access Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care

06/24/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Home Care

CMS and Joint Commission Adopt 2012 Life Safety Code

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, 2016 Joint Commission Requirement

06/01/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Palliative Care, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care

Common myths about The Joint Commission pain standards

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This free downloadable poster debunks the five most common myths about The Joint Commission pain standards.

Related Topics: Integrated Care Certification, Palliative Care, Home Care, Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Pain Management, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program

05/06/2016

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Nursing Care Center

Approved: CAUTI NPSG for Nursing Care Centers

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: 2016 Joint Commission Requirement, Nursing Care Center, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital

04/29/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

Update: Texting Orders

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: Hospital, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, 2016 Joint Commission Requirement

04/29/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

Policy Changes Announced for Preliminary Denial of Accreditation PDA02 Decisions

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Hospital, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, 2016 Joint Commission Requirement

04/29/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, International Certification, Palliative Care, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification

The SAFER Matrix: A New Scoring Methodology

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: Integrated Care Certification, 2016 Joint Commission Requirement, Patient Blood Management Certification, Palliative Care, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Home Care, Health Care Staffing, Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center

04/29/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Palliative Care

Joint Commission Statement on Pain Management

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Read the statement on pain management from David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, executive vice president, Healthcare Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission.

Related Topics: Palliative Care, Nursing Care Center, Standards, Pain Management, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Hospital, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Critical Access Hospital

04/18/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Bureau of Primary Health Care

Heightened Security Awareness for Healthcare and Public Health Community

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The Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services have issued a joint resource for health care providers to support situational awareness and preparedness in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels. They emphasize that no specific credible threats in the US are known. . .

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center

04/15/2016

Hospitals, Nursing Care Center, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care

Improving and Measuring Osteoporosis Management

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For postmenopausal females living in North America, the chances of hip fracture due to osteoporosis are greater than the chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer, uterine cancer, or ovarian cancer, combined.

Related Topics: Disease-Specific Care, Home Care, Hospital, Monograph, Performance Measurement, Nursing Care Center, Other Measures, Monograph, Research Resources

03/21/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Palliative Care, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification

Sentinel Event Alert 56: Detecting and treating suicide ideation in all settings

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The rate of suicide is increasing in America. Now the 10th leading cause of death, suicide claims more lives than traffic accidents and more than twice as many as homicides. Access the Alert, a downloadable Infographic, and a document of related Joint Commission standards.

Related Topics: Sentinel Event Alert, Sentinel Event, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Home Care, Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Integrated Care Certification, Patient Blood Management Certification, Palliative Care, Suicide, Webinar

02/24/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Bureau of Primary Health Care

Standards BoosterPaks™

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A Quality Improvement Tool

 
New Standards BoosterPak™added - High-Level Disinfection (HLD) and Sterilization. Learn more about Joint Commission Standards BoosterPaks™.

Related Topics: Standards BoosterPak, Quality Improvement Tools, Behavioral Health Home, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Home Care

12/07/2015

Nursing Care Center

Facts about the Nursing Care Center (NCC) Accreditation program

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The Joint Commission’s Nursing Care Center (NCC) Accreditation program is designed to help providers achieve, maintain and demonstrate consistent excellence for those they serve. The program launched in early 2013, replacing the previous Long Term Care Accreditation program.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Nursing Care Center, Accreditation Program

11/24/2015

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

Facts about scoring and accreditation decisions

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The scoring and decision process is based on the criticality of the standards and other requirements regarding their relationship to the quality and safety of patient care.

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Accreditation Process, Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Scoring, Nursing Care Center, Accreditation Decisions

10/13/2015