Annually, nearly 2 million people in the U.S. become infected with bacteria that antibiotics can’t treat. Antimicrobial stewardship protects patients and reduces health care costs.
Violence in the health care setting is on the rise. Here is how The Joint Commission and health care organizations are addressing it.
Many states are strengthening regulations around medication compounding. A new Joint Commission certification for compounding pharmacies is intended to support compliance.
The Joint Commission debuts Speak Up™ To Prevent Infection
The Joint Commission has debuted its new Speak Up™ To Prevent Infection campaign—featuring free, downloadable educational materials in English and Spanish for the public and for health care providers to support patient involvement in their care.
Joint Commission cracks down on hand hygiene (subscription may be required)
The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety is a peer-reviewed journal on innovative thinking, strategies, and practices in improving quality and safety in health care.
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This month, the Journal features studies on workplace violence in health care, unintentionally retained guidewires, patient falls, advance care preferences, postpartum hemorrhage and more. Obtain access to the latest table of contents, abstracts and other supplemental materials.
Huddle handoff communication tool improves process of addressing workplace violence in health care
Health care workplace violence is increasing in the United States, warranting more attention to processes that support safety for health care workers. A new study in the February issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety details how a large academic hospital designed and tested a huddle handoff communication tool to improve its process for addressing the risk of violent patient events.
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