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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.
The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum recognized ACS NSQIP with the Eisenberg Award for the quality improvement benefits it provides to hospitals by evaluating surgical outcomes and identifying areas for improvement.
The Joint Commission’s ongoing efforts to include physicians in the standards development process is described in this month’s column.
The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare and the South Carolina Hospital Association have teamed up to launch the South Carolina Safe Care Commitment, which seeks new ways to strengthen processes, systems, and structures in order to provide consistently excellent, safe patient care.
The Joint Commission recently achieved a significant milestone—the accreditation or certification of 20,000 health care organizations. This month’s column offers a summary of the organization’s accreditation history.
Beginning in 2012, all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals must meet a performance improvement standard that establishes an 85 percent composite compliance target on all of the hospital’s selected accountability measures. This column highlights these measures, which include surgical care, heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and children’s asthma care core measure sets.
This month’s column highlights The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare’s Targeted Solutions Tool™ (TST), which guides accredited ambulatory surgery centers through a step-by-step process to identify, measure, and reduce risks in processes that can contribute to a wrong site surgery.
In order to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission (TJC), ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and office-based surgery (OBS) practices must establish an annual influenza vaccination program for licensed independent practitioners and staff. This TJC accreditation requirement took effect July 1.
Reducing the risk of health care-associated infections (HAI) is a priority for surgeons, who have long led the way in introducing clinical approaches, such as antibiotic prophylaxis and antimicrobial stewardship, which have proven to be effective infection prevention tactics. Accessing relevant information about risk-reduction strategies can, however, be a challenging process. As part of continuing […]
The Joint Commission (TJC) continually works to improve infection control methods in health care.