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 →
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 →
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 →
Hospital Safety Insider, April 12, 2018 Hospitals can now store partially used oxygen canisters in the same rack as full cylinders, but be prepared to adjust those racks and signs if you choose to make the change along with The Joint Commission (TJC). Read more from Hospital Safety Insider.