A look at The Joint Commission
Stemming the tide of violence(Comments Off on Stemming the tide of violence)
The ACS and The Joint Commission’s perspectives on the issue of violence prevention, including education, trauma system development, and establishing processes to ensure patient and employee safety, are summarized.
Identifies coping strategies for surgeons who are second victims after an adverse event.
Whenever Joint Commission surveyors observe an individual’s failure to perform hand hygiene in the process of direct patient care they now must cite the incident as a deficiency.
The 2018 National Patient Safety Goals are summarized, particularly as they relate to the Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, Wrong Person Surgery.
An auditing process showing the benefits of enhanced recovery pathway programs, including reduced length of stay for patients, is described.
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- Noise and distractions in the OR can affect patient, staff safety
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- 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
- 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