A look at The Joint Commission
The I COUGH program, which seeks to prevent non-ventilator-associated postoperative pulmonary complications, is a model for other sustainable quality improvement initiatives.
Suggestions for implementing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 recommendations for patients and visitors as well as health care personnel are the focus of this month’s column.
Strategies for monitoring and minimizing stressors that can lead to unprofessional behavior are outlined in this month’s column, including promoting peer accountability and support.
The Joint Commission’s Workplace Violence Prevention Resources, including assessment tools to recognize aggressive patient behavior, are outlined in this month’s column.
This month’s column examines the seminal report To Err Is Human, published two decades ago by the National Academy of Medicine, within the context of modern day, quality-related challenges.
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- New Speak Up campaign focuses on patients’ rights
- Retained foreign bodies and wrong site surgery continue to be a challenge
- JAMA Surgery “Viewpoint” misrepresents Joint Commission’s role in the opioid epidemic
- Joint Commission to start reporting on high rate of C-sections, adds new standards
- Retained foreign bodies: Can we stem the tide?
- 2018 Eisenberg Award winners include Society of Thoracic Surgeons
- Pediatric hospital uses postoperative care bundle to reduce SSIs in cardiac patients
- 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
- 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