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Joint Commission executive vice-president addresses pain management standard concerns(Comments Off on Joint Commission executive vice-president addresses pain management standard concerns)

July 1, 2016

An update on the Joint Commission’s standards for pain assessment and treatment is provided, along with five misconceptions that are commonly associated with these standards.

Dr. Pellegrini

Support surgical time outs on National Time Out Day— and all year long

Suggestions for effectively using time outs are summarized in this month’s column.

Total hip and total knee replacement certification focuses on continuum of care

The key elements of TJC’s total hip and total knee replacement certification program are described in this month’s column

Hand hygiene TST helps hospitals reduce HAI rates

This month’s column describes how the Memorial Hermann Health System used The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare’s Targeted Solutions Tool to improve compliance with hand hygiene guidelines.

Improvements continue in surgical care accountability measures

An overview of the Top Performer on Key Quality Measures program and the accountability measures data that determine Top Performer designation are provided in this month’s column.


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