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New study focuses on distractions, interruptions during surgical counting(0)

November 1, 2021

Describes the findings of a new observational study that confirms interruptions in the operating room lead to fewer safety checks, reduced teamwork and communication, and greater stress and perceived workload.

New workplace violence prevention standards take effect January 2022

To increase patient and worker safety, The Joint Commission will implement new and revised workplace violence prevention requirements for all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals.

2020 Eisenberg Award winners show dedication to QI despite challenges of pandemic

The notable achievements of the recipients of the 2020 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards are highlighted.

New award recognizes hospitals that are working to reduce health care disparities

The inaugural 2021 Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity recognizes institutions that successfully launch projects to address health care disparities.

Joint Commission launches new advanced certification program in spine surgery

Outlines the new Advanced Certification for Spine Surgery, which is intended to improve the quality of care for spine surgery patients.


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