Tag Archive for ‘The Joint Commission’
Summarizes the findings of a study that implemented a quality improvement model in the perioperative setting.
Summarizes the findings of a study that underscores the critical role clear communication plays in patient care, particularly for patients with limited English proficiency.
Outlines best practices for reducing errors in the surgical specimen collection process, including standard specimen triage and transport practices.
The aim of the Speak Up Against Discrimination program—to help patients and their advocates become active in their care—is outlined.
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.
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.
The notable achievements of the recipients of the 2020 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards are highlighted.
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.
Outlines the new Advanced Certification for Spine Surgery, which is intended to improve the quality of care for spine surgery patients.
The Joint Commission’s response to provider concerns regarding COVID-19 vaccination is summarized.
The challenges faced by health care professionals during the peak of COVID-19, including rapidly evolving guidelines and patient surges, are summarized.
Identifies precautionary measures related to the removal of surgical smoke, including engineering controls, smoke evacuators, and high-filtration masks.
Describes the College’s and The Joint Commission’s ongoing efforts to improve trauma care and provides an introduction to Dr. Coleman’s article describing her husband’s experiences at a state-verified Level II trauma center.
The author issues a call to action for health care systems to recognize the harmful effects of implicit bias on patient care through the lens of her husband’s experience at a state-verified Level II trauma center in the Chicago, IL, area.
Note from Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon), FRCS(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon)* In 2015, I was appointed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) to serve as the ACS representative on The Joint Commission. I thought that it would be important to pick a topic that The Joint Commission was working on that might be particularly relevant […]
This article focuses on the results of the Clinician Cultural and Linguistic Assessment and the benefits for enhanced patient care by residents who are multilingual.
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.