Tag Archive for ‘The Joint Commission’
This month’s column examines the methodology of a recently released study on the value of health care accreditation.
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.
Research identifying the frequency of burnout in surgeons is summarized, as are strategies for reducing health care provider stress.
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.
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.
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.
Developing a culture of safety begins with incorporating lessons learned from adverse events and near misses in order to prevent future harm.
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.
To create a culture of safety in the OR, surgeons need to establish a nonthreatening environment that eliminates the traditional hierarchy.
Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon), reveals his goals—including expanded topics addressing surgeon fatigue and enhanced patient postoperative recovery—for this column over the next year.
The goals of the Preventing Surgical Fires initiative are summarized in this month’s column.