A look at The Joint Commission
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.
The Joint Commission has announced two new perinatal care standards that will go into effect in July 2020 for all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals.
Recommendations for reducing unintentionally retained foreign objects are summarized in this month’s column.
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.
More in this category
- Joint Commission focuses on strategies to detect, prevent drug diversion
- Study aims to improve handoff process to stem incidence of workplace violence
- Joint Commission reinstates individual physician mechanical thrombectomy volume eligibility requirement
- A look at The Joint Commission: Sentinel Event Alert focuses on developing a reporting culture by learning from close calls
- Study on value of accreditation falls flat on methodology, patient focus
- Joint Commission case example addresses wrong site surgery
- Collaboration to improve quality of total hip and total knee replacement programs
- Examining rapid response system treatments in the elderly patient population
- Surgeons well-positioned to champion high reliability
- Joint Commission changes how it assesses safety culture
- Joint Commission issues alert on violence prevention in the health care workplace
- Advancing health equity in hospitals
- Stemming the tide of violence
- Surgeons as second victims: Clinicians may experience trauma after adverse events
- Joint Commission now citing individual hand hygiene failures