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  • 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
  • Announcement of Changes to the JCI Hospital Accreditation Survey Process

    Added on 22 February 2017 in General News
    With the publication of the Joint Commission International Accreditation Standards for Hospitals, 6th edition, JCI Accreditation is implementing changes to the survey process in 2017. The intention of these changes is to encourage JCI-accredited organizations to pursue a more effective continuous compliance framework and to align more closely to the patient safety philosophy that lies at the core of JCI's standards.... Read More
  • Translations of the 6th Edition Hospital Standards Coming in 2017

    Added on 31 January 2017 in General News
    JCI will publish translated versions of the 6th edition hospital standards throughout the course of 2017. Translations are planned for Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Italian and Hebrew. Other languages are under consideration and will be announced as they become available. Translations of the 6th edition manual will be available as an electronic PDF only. Currently there are no plans to translate the 6th edition survey process guide.... Read More
  • 2016 Santiago International Practicum on Accreditation and Quality Improvement

    Added on 7 November 2016 in General News, Press Releases
    Joint Commission International (JCI) will host an International Practicum on Accreditation and Quality Improvement for hospitals and academic medical centers, 12-16 December, in Santiago, Chile. The five-day program will feature JCI faculty-led sessions and include simultaneous presentations in English and Spanish. This is the first event of its kind to be held in Chile.... Read More
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