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A look at The Joint Commission: Sentinel Event Alert focuses on developing a reporting culture by learning from close calls(0)

March 1, 2019

This month’s column examines the development of a culture of safety specifically through the analysis of reporting close calls in patient care.

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Study on value of accreditation falls flat on methodology, patient focus

This month’s column examines the methodology of a recently released study on the value of health care accreditation.

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Joint Commission case example addresses wrong site surgery

A new educational tool from The Joint Commission— Case example #2—helps users identify risk factors and improve processes related to wrong site surgery.

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Collaboration to improve quality of total hip and total knee replacement programs

The partnership between The Joint Commission and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, which includes the Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Certification program is summarized.

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Examining rapid response system treatments in the elderly patient population

This month’s column addresses the benefits of effectively using rapid response system calls for elderly patients who suffer from chronic illnesses.

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