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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: Patient Blood Management Certification, 2016 Joint Commission Requirement, Integrated Care 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, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Hospital, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Nursing Care Center, Standards, Pain Management

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

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

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

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, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access 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, Behavioral Health Care, Accreditation Process, Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Scoring, Nursing Care Center, Hospital, Accreditation Decisions

10/13/2015

Nursing Care Center

Revised Requirements for Nursing Care Centers

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: 2015 Joint Commission Requirement, Nursing Care Center

07/09/2015

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

A Joint Commission and FDA Webinar on Reprocessing of Scopes Q&A Replay

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The objective of this webinar is to provide information on the FDA’s past and ongoing activities to minimize patient exposure to infections that can result from improperly reprocessing of scopes.

Related Topics: Laboratory Accreditation Program, Infection Control, Nursing Care Center, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Home Care, FDA Reprocessing of Scopes , Palliative Care, Webinar, Behavioral Health Home

06/26/2015

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

UPDATED: Policies Regarding Accreditation Status Following Cessation of Services

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: 2015 Joint Commission Requirement, Behavioral Health Home, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care

05/11/2015

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

Accreditation Decisions for Organizations Undergoing Initial Surveys

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, 2015 Joint Commission Requirement

03/05/2015

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

Accreditation with Follow-up Survey and Preliminary Denial of Accreditation Decision Processes for Organizations Undergoing Resurvey

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, 2015 Joint Commission Requirement

03/05/2015

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

Standards by Program Related to IC and EM for Ebola Situations

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Standards Supporting Preparedness and Collaboration

 
Standards by Accreditation Program Related to Infection Control and Emergency Management for Ebola Situations

Related Topics: Hospital, Infection Control, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Emergency Management, Ebola Preparedness

11/05/2014

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

2015 Accreditation and Certification Decision Rules for All Programs

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Critical Access Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Hospital, Palliative Care, 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

10/07/2014

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

Sentinel Event Alert 53: Managing risk during transition to new ISO tubing connector standards

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Tubing misconnections continue to cause severe patient injury and death, since tubes with different functions can easily be connected using luer connectors, or connections can be “rigged” (constructed) using adapters, tubing or catheters. 12/3/14 Webinar replayand slides added.

Related Topics: Infographic, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Sentinel Event, Sentinel Event Alert, Hospital, Nursing Care Center

08/20/2014

Nursing Care Center

R3 Report Issue 6: Memory care accreditation requirements for nursing care centers

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The aim of the new memory care requirements for nursing care centers is to enable residents with memory-impacting conditions to remain engaged in their environment at the level of their cognitive ability and to function at the highest level possible for as long as possible.

Related Topics: R3 Report (Newsletter), Memory Care, Nursing Care Center

07/22/2014

Nursing Care Center

Post-Acute Care and Memory Care

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Certification Options

 
Joint Commission's Nursing Care Center accreditation program offers two certification options for organizations looking to further recognize their care competencies.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Post-Acute, Certification Options, Memory Care

07/02/2014

Nursing Care Center, Home Care

Gina Zimmermann

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Executive Director, Nursing Care Center Accreditation, Director, Business Development Training, Division of Business Development, Government and External Relations

 
Gina Zimmermann is the executive director for Nursing Care Center Accreditation. In this role, she oversees the strategic direction and performance of the Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Staff Biographies

07/02/2014

Nursing Care Center

Overview Guide

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A snapshot of the accreditation & certification processes for nursing care centers

 
A snapshot of the accreditation & certification processes for nursing care centers covering fees, timelines, and resources.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center

07/02/2014

Nursing Care Center

External Studies Highlight Positive Differences in How Joint Commission Accredited Nursing Facilities Perform

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Three recent independent studies have shown that Joint Commission-accredited organizations outperform non-accredited facilities in a number of key areas.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center

05/30/2014

Hospitals, Nursing Care Center, Disease-Specific Care

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Initiatives

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Sudden cardiac arrest accounts for approximately 350,000 deaths in the United States annually; while many people affected have a history of cardiac disease, countless others have no cardiac history and are unaware of any risk factors.

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

05/21/2014

Nursing Care Center

7 Steps to Accreditation & Specialty Certification for Nursing Care Centers

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This checklist provides skilled nursing, rehabilitation and long term care facilities a concise overview of the accreditation process.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center

02/24/2014

Nursing Care Center

Second Certification Option for Nursing Care Centers

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

02/03/2014

Nursing Care Center

Crosswalk to Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI)

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Crosswalk to Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI).

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Crosswalk

01/31/2014