Tag Archive for ‘The Joint Commission’

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.

Vaccination hesitancy and a positive response to the call to action for volunteers

The Joint Commission’s response to provider concerns regarding COVID-19 vaccination is summarized.

COVID 19: Looking back on the past year’s challenges

The challenges faced by health care professionals during the peak of COVID-19, including rapidly evolving guidelines and patient surges, are summarized.

Where there’s smoke: Quick Safety article recommends safety precautions

Identifies precautionary measures related to the removal of surgical smoke, including engineering controls, smoke evacuators, and high-filtration masks.

Make the call: A car crash, trauma care, standards, and inequity

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 prescription America needs right now is more than a vaccine

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.

New Speak Up campaign focuses on how patients can play an active role in surgical safety

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 […]

We need to talk: Study highlights effort to overcome language barriers in surgical patient care

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.

I COUGH provides blueprint for sustainable quality improvement

The I COUGH program, which seeks to prevent non-ventilator-associated postoperative pulmonary complications, is a model for other sustainable quality improvement initiatives.

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Recommendations pour in as surgeons navigate COVID-19 pandemic

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.

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Improving professionalism among physicians and surgeons

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.

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Joint Commission resources available to detect, prevent workplace violence

The Joint Commission’s Workplace Violence Prevention Resources, including assessment tools to recognize aggressive patient behavior, are outlined in this month’s column.

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Revisiting To Err Is Human 20 years later

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

A new Speak Up campaign educates individuals on patient rights and how to be their own best advocates.

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Retained foreign bodies and wrong site surgery continue to be a challenge

This month’s article identifies the two most frequently reported types of sentinel events for the first half of 2019: foreign bodies and wrong site surgery.

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JAMA Surgery “Viewpoint” misrepresents Joint Commission’s role in the opioid epidemic

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.

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Joint Commission to start reporting on high rate of C-sections, adds new standards

The Joint Commission has announced two new perinatal care standards that will go into effect in July 2020 for all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals.

2018 Eisenberg Award presentation: David M. Shahian, MD (center), chairman, STS Council on Quality, Research, and Patient Safety, with Shantanu Agrawal, MD, MPhil (left), NQF president and chief executive officer, and David Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, executive vice-president, Division of Health Care Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission (Photo courtesy of The Joint Commission and the NQF)

2018 Eisenberg Award winners include Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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.

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