A look at The Joint Commission
Noise and distractions in the OR can affect patient, staff safety(Comments Off on Noise and distractions in the OR can affect patient, staff safety)
Actions to reduce noise levels in the operating room are summarized.
Details regarding The Joint Commission’s four new performance measures for advanced certification in total hip and knee replacement are provided.
The causes and effects of substandard sterilization and disinfection, including lack of training and access to evidence-based guidelines, are described.
Solutions for complying with office-based surgery standards, specifically those related to clinical privileges and infection control, are summarized.
Errors related to misuse of time-outs and checklists as determined by The Joint Commission are highlighted as is the theme of this year’s National Time Out Day.
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- 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
- Joint Commission now offering Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification
- Annual report provides details on patient safety, quality improvements
- Cognitive biases can lead to serious patient safety events
- Ernest Amory Codman Award honoree furthers quality improvement mission
- Workplace bullying is a real problem in health care
- Henry Ford Health System opens up about pilot testing Oro 2.0
- New Patient Blood Management Certification aimed at eliminating unnecessary transfusions
- Joint Commission executive vice-president addresses pain management standard concerns
- Support surgical time outs on National Time Out Day— and all year long
- Total hip and total knee replacement certification focuses on continuum of care
- Hand hygiene TST helps hospitals reduce HAI rates
- Improvements continue in surgical care accountability measures