The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission has recently produced a new monograph resource titled “Preventing Central Line-Associated Infections: A Global Challenge, A Global Perspective.” With an aim to assist healthcare organizations in reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), the monograph contains current information, evidence-based guidance, and other resources.  The monograph is available for free as a download from […]

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In it’s January 18, 2012 online publication, Joint CommissionOnline,  the Joint Commission has summarized the 2012 NHSN reporting requirements healthcare facilities will be required to make for compliance with the CMS rules for quality reporting programs. The NHSN 2012 reporting requirements were outlined in the recent final and proposed CMS Prospective Payment System (PPS) and […]

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The Joint Commission has recently published a new R3 Report on Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs) providing the rationale and references the Joint Commission used for its CAUTI National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG). Joint Commission R3 Reports provide more in-depth guidance for new requirements, viagra thus this report should be referred to in conjunction to […]

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The John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards were initially established in 2002 by the National Quality Forum (NQF) and the Joint Commission.  The awards were created in memory of John M. Eisenberg, MD who was the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and a member of the founding board of […]

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The Joint Commission has issued a fact sheet discussing National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs).  The fact sheet provides information on the following topics: An overview of how NPSGs are developed, site Summarization of 2011 Goals, stuff and 2012 Goals (including the catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) NPSG. To view the fact sheet, rx click here. […]

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A daily synopsis of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) news: current research, news articles, commentaries, and press releases.  In Focus, In the News is published Monday – Thursday on the HAI Focus blog. Current News About Healthcare Associated Infections   Bloodstream Infections At APIC New Comparative Effectivenss Research Study Shows RyMed’s InVision-Plus® Intraluminal Protection System Dramatically Reduced […]

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A webinar about the catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) 2012 National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) will be held on August 17, purchase 2011. The CAUTI NPSG was recently approved by The Joint Commission and is applicable to hospital and critical access hospital accreditation programs. See related HAI Focus article: Joint Commission Approves CAUTI 2012 National Patient […]

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The Patient Safety and Quality Committee of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii (HAH) “is dedicated to formulate and implement strategies for Hawaii member organizations to collaborate in providing quality healthcare that is safe for the citizens of Hawaii.” Collaborating HAH members include those in acute care, home care, long-term care, and hospice facilities. According to the […]

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On May 17, sales 2011, story the Joint Commission announced it had approved a new National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) for 2012 for catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). The NPSG is applicable to hospital and critical access hospital accreditation programs. It has not issued other NPSGs for the other accreditation programs. CAUTI is known as […]

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Pharmacy OneSource will be hosting a complimentary webinar with The Joint Commission on National Patient Safety Goal 7.  Louise Kuhny, ask Senior Associate Director of Standards Interpretation at the Joint Commission will be presenting during the webinar. National Patient Safety Goals are standards that The Joint Commission has identified as having national significance.  National Patient […]

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