A look at The Joint Commission
A new educational tool from The Joint Commission— Case example #2—helps users identify risk factors and improve processes related to wrong site surgery.
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.
This month’s column addresses the benefits of effectively using rapid response system calls for elderly patients who suffer from chronic illnesses.
The importance of high-reliability care, led by surgeon champions with a patient-centered approach to care, is summarized.
Summarizes enhancements made to the assessment of an organization’s safety culture during the accreditation process.
More in this category
- Joint Commission issues alert on violence prevention in the health care workplace
- Advancing health equity in hospitals
- Stemming the tide of violence
- Surgeons as second victims: Clinicians may experience trauma after adverse events
- Joint Commission now citing individual hand hygiene failures
- Joint Commission publishes 2018 National Patient Safety Goals
- Study shows postimplementation audits lead to improved enhanced recovery pathway compliance
- Are handoff communications a common problem for your OR team?
- Joint Commission details new pain assessment, management standards in R3 Report
- Noise and distractions in the OR can affect patient, staff safety
- The Joint Commission releases new measures for hip and knee replacement operations
- Improper sterilization and high-level disinfection of equipment challenges organizations
- Joint Commission releases data on challenging requirements for OBS practices
- Time-outs and their role in improving safety and quality in surgery
- Leadership is crucial to establishing safety culture, reducing adverse events