Tag Archive for ‘The Joint Commission’
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.
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.
Detection and prevention of drug diversion in health care is the focus of this month’s column.
Strategies for curbing aggressive patient behavior in the workplace are examined.
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.
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.
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.