A look at The Joint Commission
This month’s article identifies the two most frequently reported types of sentinel events for the first half of 2019: foreign bodies and wrong site surgery.
This month’s column is a response to a “Viewpoint” published in JAMA Surgery that erroneously describes The Joint Commission’s role in the opioid epidemic.
The Joint Commission has announced two new perinatal care standards that will go into effect in July 2020 for all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals.
Recommendations for reducing unintentionally retained foreign objects are summarized in this month’s column.
More in this category
- 2018 Eisenberg Award winners include Society of Thoracic Surgeons
- Pediatric hospital uses postoperative care bundle to reduce SSIs in cardiac patients
- Joint Commission focuses on strategies to detect, prevent drug diversion
- Study aims to improve handoff process to stem incidence of workplace violence
- Joint Commission reinstates individual physician mechanical thrombectomy volume eligibility requirement
- A look at The Joint Commission: Sentinel Event Alert focuses on developing a reporting culture by learning from close calls
- Study on value of accreditation falls flat on methodology, patient focus
- Joint Commission case example addresses wrong site surgery
- Collaboration to improve quality of total hip and total knee replacement programs
- Examining rapid response system treatments in the elderly patient population
- Surgeons well-positioned to champion high reliability
- Joint Commission changes how it assesses safety culture
- Joint Commission issues alert on violence prevention in the health care workplace
- Advancing health equity in hospitals
- Stemming the tide of violence