A look at The Joint Commission
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.
Factors associated with health workplace violence, including understaffing and unrestricted public access to hospital rooms and clinics, are summarized.
Strategies for achieving health care equity, which contributes to improved surgical outcomes, are outlined.
More in this category
- 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
- New resources for surgeons to obtain true informed consent
- The Joint Commission clarifies stance on secure text messaging of patient care orders