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Joint Commission reinstates individual physician mechanical thrombectomy volume eligibility requirement

Details regarding TJC’s decision to reinstate the individual mechanical thrombectomy volume eligibility requirement are summarized.

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

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.

Surgeons well-positioned to champion high reliability

The importance of high-reliability care, led by surgeon champions with a patient-centered approach to care, is summarized.

Joint Commission changes how it assesses safety culture

Summarizes enhancements made to the assessment of an organization’s safety culture during the accreditation process.

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Recent studies focus on reducing burnout, improving well-being

Research identifying the frequency of burnout in surgeons is summarized, as are strategies for reducing health care provider stress.

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Joint Commission issues alert on violence prevention in the health care workplace

Factors associated with health workplace violence, including understaffing and unrestricted public access to hospital rooms and clinics, are summarized.

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Advancing health equity in hospitals

Strategies for achieving health care equity, which contributes to improved surgical outcomes, are outlined.

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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.

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Surgeons as second victims: Clinicians may experience trauma after adverse events

Identifies coping strategies for surgeons who are second victims after an adverse event.

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Joint Commission now citing individual hand hygiene failures

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.

Joint Commission publishes 2018 National Patient Safety Goals

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.

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Joint Commission releases data on challenging requirements for OBS practices

Solutions for complying with office-based surgery standards, specifically those related to clinical privileges and infection control, are summarized.

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Time-outs and their role in improving safety and quality in surgery

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.

Figure 1. 11 tenets of a safety culture

Leadership is crucial to establishing safety culture, reducing adverse events

Developing a culture of safety begins with incorporating lessons learned from adverse events and near misses in order to prevent future harm.

High reliability science and surgery: The Joint Commission’s Robust Process Improvement methodology

How surgeons can apply high reliability concepts, such as The Joint Commission’s Robust Process Improvement methodology, is the focus of this month’s column.

Safety culture is a great fit for the OR

To create a culture of safety in the OR, surgeons need to establish a nonthreatening environment that eliminates the traditional hierarchy.

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