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  • 6th Edition In Depth: Text Messaging of Patient Orders

    Added on 19 July 2017 in Recent News
    Standard COP.2.2 in the JCI 6th Edition Hospital Standards requires hospitals to develop and implement a uniform process for prescribing patient orders. New to COP.2.2 in the 6th Edition, hospitals that allow text messaging of patient orders need to ensure a secure text messaging platform and monitor the process of communication for clarification when questions arise.... Read More
  • 6th Edition In-Depth: FMS Standards for Demolition, Construction, and Renovation

    Standard FMS.4 in the fifth edition of the hospital standards briefly addressed construction and renovation as part of the general facility safety program. However, demolition, construction and renovation can have a significant impact on an organization’s operations, utilities, environment, and patients. Thus, a new standard was added to the sixth edition, standard FMS.4.2.1, identifying that any time planned or unplanned demolition, construction or renovation occurs, organizations are required ​... Read More
  • FREE Online Influenza Course

    Added on 4 May 2017 in Recent News
    Flu season is occurring now in many places around the world, and Joint Commission International is here to help. In collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Joint Commission is hosting a free online self-paced course that aims to provide tools and resources to health care professionals for influenza preparedness.... Read More
  • 6th Edition in Depth: Emergency Preparedness in Response to the Presentation of Global Communicable Diseases

    Added on 12 April 2017 in General News
    The fifth edition of the hospital standards included the requirement for hospitals to collect and evaluate data related to epidemiologically significant infections and required hospitals to prepare for disasters which included an infectious disease outbreak. However, the globalization of society has increased the likelihood of the rapid spread of communicable diseases from one country to another. Hospitals need to be vigilant in preparing for the potential spread of diseases endemic to other r​... Read More
  • FREE Online Influenza Course (SIRAS)

    Added on 31 March 2017 in Recent News
    With the changing of seasons, influenza lurks around every corner, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that it is expected to continue for several weeks. So, don’t delay; take advantage today of a free online course on improving influenza preparedness and response in ambulatory settings. This course offers 2 free Continuing Education credits.... Read More
  • SafeCare standards re-accredited by ISQua

    Added on 20 March 2017 in Recent News
    In sub-Saharan Africa, many health care clinics do not have the resources to apply for or achieve accreditation—resources such as a consistent supply of medication or the infrastructure to keep patient records safe and secure. SafeCare provides these clinics an option to improve care for their patients with quality improvement standards they can comply with even under restricted conditions.... Read More
  • 6th Edition in Depth: The Importance of Antibiotic Stewardship

    Added on 14 March 2017 in General News, 6th Edition Communication Center
    The World Health Organization (WHO) announced the beginning of the “post-antibiotic” era in April of 2014 and declared antimicrobial resistance a global health issue. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that each year in the US approximately 2 million people develop an infection that is resistant to antibiotics, and about 23,000 of these people die as a result of the infection.​... Read More
  • 6th Edition in Depth: Preventing Falls in Inpatient and Outpatient Settings

    Added on 14 March 2017 in General News, 6th Edition Communication Center
    Patient falls continue to be a top adverse event in hospital settings, often resulting in injury and even death. Although fall risk is more common among elderly and frail patients, any patient can be at risk for a fall due to physiological changes related to medications, surgery, procedures, diagnostic tests, or a medical condition, among other factors. In addition, the patient’s location, or physical environment, should be considered as it may be a factor leading to increased fall risk.... Read More
  • 6th Edition in Depth: Structural Integrity of Patient Care Environments in the Event of a Disaster

    Added on 27 February 2017 in General News, 6th Edition Communication Center
    Standard FMS.6: The hospital develops, maintains, and tests an emergency management program to respond to emergencies and natural or other disasters that have the potential of occurring within the community. An important element of disaster planning is determining the impact on the structure of the patient care environment if a disaster were to occur. A new requirement was added to the Facility Management and Safety (FMS) chapter related to the need for organizations to determine “the structura​... Read More
Results: 77 Article(s) Found.