Tag Archive for ‘The Joint Commission’

Figure 1. Opioid prescription trends

JAMA Surgery “Viewpoint” misrepresents Joint Commission’s role in the opioid epidemic

This month’s column is a response to a “Viewpoint” published in JAMA Surgery that erroneously describes The Joint Commission’s role in the opioid epidemic.

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Joint Commission to start reporting on high rate of C-sections, adds new standards

The Joint Commission has announced two new perinatal care standards that will go into effect in July 2020 for all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals.

2018 Eisenberg Award presentation: David M. Shahian, MD (center), chairman, STS Council on Quality, Research, and Patient Safety, with Shantanu Agrawal, MD, MPhil (left), NQF president and chief executive officer, and David Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, executive vice-president, Division of Health Care Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission (Photo courtesy of The Joint Commission and the NQF)

2018 Eisenberg Award winners include Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons received the 2018 Eisenberg Award for their sustained reductions in adverse outcomes and near-universal adoption of desirable care processes.

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Pediatric hospital uses postoperative care bundle to reduce SSIs in cardiac patients

Postoperative interventions to reduce the risk of SSIs in pediatric cardiac patients are identified based on a study describing a significant reduction in SSIs at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

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Joint Commission focuses on strategies to detect, prevent drug diversion

Detection and prevention of drug diversion in health care is the focus of this month’s column.

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Study aims to improve handoff process to stem incidence of workplace violence

Strategies for curbing aggressive patient behavior in the workplace are examined.

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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.

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