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Staying Compliant With Joint Commission Hand Hygiene Requirements

Staying Compliant With Joint Commission Hand Hygiene Requirements

By Ron Chappuis Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare August 15, 2018 When you think of your healthcare organization, what’s the first word that comes to mind? If you’re among the clear majority of healthcare organizations whose real hand hygiene compliance rates average 50% or less, The Joint Commission (TJC) has one word for you: deficient. Starting January 1, 2018, TJC began citing observati ...Read More →

Safety Standards Pose Problems for TJC-Accredited Hospitals

Safety Standards Pose Problems for TJC-Accredited Hospitals

Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare August 29, 2018 Safety-related requirements continue to plague hospitals, according to The Joint Commission’s latest list of most-cited standards data through the first six months of 2018. Released in the September issue of Perspectives, the data was aggregated from 676 applicable Joint Commission hospital surveys from January 1 through June 30. Read more f ...Read More →

New CMS guidance on ligature risk says Joint Commission recommendations set the bar

New CMS guidance on ligature risk says Joint Commission recommendations set the bar

Hospital Safety Insider August 10, 2018 Expect CMS surveyors to be referring to recommendations set out by The Joint Commission last fall when looking for ligature risk and other environmental hazards in the push to make hospitals and psychiatric units safer for patients at-risk of self-harm. For now, assess your hospital’s environmental compliance against those Joint Commission recommendations, r ...Read More →