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According to newly released data from The Joint Commission (TJC), patient falls have tied for the most often reported Sentinel Event in 2018, with 111 sentinel ...
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently released updates to their Work Plan. In 2017, OIG transition from a yearly to a monthly Work Plan with the goal ...
The Joint Commission (TJC) recently released Sentinel Event statistics for 2018 and once again unintended retention of foreign objects (URFO) has topped the ...
The Joint Commission has released 2018 Sentinel Event statistics. According to TJC, a total of 801 reported sentinel events were reviewed in 2018; 87% of ...
The Joint Commission (TJC) has added a Note to their recently revised National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) NPSG.15.01.01, Element of Performance (EP) 1 to ...
The Joint Commission (TJC) has issued a FAQ that clarifies the use of video monitoring or “electronic sitters” for patients identified as high risk for suicide ...
The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes (the National Partnership) has a mission to deliver health care that is person centered , ...
Due to the current outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is ...
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued the final rule to revise the regulations governing the Title X family planning program, which ...
The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Rule, finalized on September 16, 2016, outlines requirements for all ...
The Joint Commission (TJC) has announced special accreditation for Specialty Pharmacy Organizations within the Home Care program. Specialty pharmacies ...
The proposed new requirements at EC.02.02.01 would align TJC standards with current recommendations from scientific and professional organizations and ...
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated information on the 2019 Measles outbreak. From January 1 to February 7, 2019, 101 ...
The Joint Commission (TJC) recently responded to a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) about management of high alert and hazardous medications. According ...
The Joint Commission (TJC) has revised a Note for Provision of Care, Treatment and Services (PC) standard PC.03.01.01, Element of Performance (EP) 5, ...
The Joint Commission (TJC) has released their new Speak Up to Prevent Infection Campaign, an educational campaign consisting of easy-to-read, ready- made ...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety communication to provide important safety information and recommendations to help users of ...
The Joint Commission (TJC) recently released new and revised pain assessment and management standards for Home Health that are effective July 1, 2019.
According to TJC, there is not a lot of research that verifies the efficacy of de- escalation, and currently there is not a “gold standard” for practice. That said, studies ...
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released resources to assist the emergency response community prepare for and respond to ...
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Advisory regarding a third case of Rifampin/Penicillin-Resistant Strain of RB51 ...
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ASPER TRACIE Hospital Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Planning Tool is designed to help ...
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published their first estimates for the 2018-2019 flu season. According to the CDC, so far this ...
This new TJC FAQ, link below, clarifies: * The use of devices such as breakaway tags with a numeric identification number is acceptable when there is a defined ...
Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients (HICP), the primary publication of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, Section ...
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