Visit JCI at stand no. 11 during ISQua, 1-4 October 2017, at the QEII Center, Westminster, England, to discuss how we can help your organization achieve its quality and safety goals.
Also, see the JCI poster presentations on Monday, 2 October, during the conference:
Compliance to JCI’s 5th Edition Hospital Program’s Decision Rules
The objective of this study was to review overall and regional compliance with decision rules for all hospitals undergoing a full accreditation survey under JCI’s 5th Edition Hospital Program, which was in effect from 1 April 2014 to 30 June 2017, and to use accreditation performance data to focus on opportunities for improvement.
Lessons from Sentinel Events
A sentinel event (SE) is an unexpected patient safety event involving death or serious physical or psychological injury. Accredited organizations conduct a root cause analysis for each SE and voluntarily report SEs and root cause data. The JCI team mapped the most frequent types of root causes of sentinel events to standards from the JCI Accreditation Standards for Hospitals, 6th Edition. Standards that address the causes, trends, settings, and outcomes of sentinel events may help accredited organizations identify potential systems risks. Through identifying potential systems risks, organizations can develop and implement strategies to provide safer care for their patients in a safer environment.