Tag Archive for ‘The Joint Commission’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Pediatric hospital uses postoperative care bundle to reduce SSIs in cardiac patients
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.
Joint Commission focuses on strategies to detect, prevent drug diversion
Detection and prevention of drug diversion in health care is the focus of this month’s column.
Study aims to improve handoff process to stem incidence of workplace violence
Strategies for curbing aggressive patient behavior in the workplace are examined.
Joint Commission reinstates individual physician mechanical thrombectomy volume eligibility requirement
Details regarding TJC’s decision to reinstate the individual mechanical thrombectomy volume eligibility requirement are summarized.
Sentinel Event Alert focuses on developing a reporting culture by learning from close calls
This month’s column examines the development of a culture of safety specifically through the analysis of reporting close calls in patient care.
Study on value of accreditation falls flat on methodology, patient focus
This month’s column examines the methodology of a recently released study on the value of health care accreditation.
Joint Commission case example addresses wrong site surgery
A new educational tool from The Joint Commission— Case example #2—helps users identify risk factors and improve processes related to wrong site surgery.
Collaboration to improve quality of total hip and total knee replacement programs
The partnership between The Joint Commission and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, which includes the Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Certification program is summarized.
Examining rapid response system treatments in the elderly patient population
This month’s column addresses the benefits of effectively using rapid response system calls for elderly patients who suffer from chronic illnesses.
Surgeons well-positioned to champion high reliability
The importance of high-reliability care, led by surgeon champions with a patient-centered approach to care, is summarized.
Joint Commission changes how it assesses safety culture
Summarizes enhancements made to the assessment of an organization’s safety culture during the accreditation process.
Recent studies focus on reducing burnout, improving well-being
Research identifying the frequency of burnout in surgeons is summarized, as are strategies for reducing health care provider stress.
Joint Commission issues alert on violence prevention in the health care workplace
Factors associated with health workplace violence, including understaffing and unrestricted public access to hospital rooms and clinics, are summarized.
Advancing health equity in hospitals
Strategies for achieving health care equity, which contributes to improved surgical outcomes, are outlined.