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August 2021

The APIC/JCR Infection Prevention and Control Workbook, 4th Edition New, updated edition of bestselling Doody's Core Title

This brand-new 4th edition of a bestseller is the must-have title for infection preventionists and other leaders in your health care organization. Co-published by Joint Commission Resources (JCR) and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), featuring information from experts at APIC as well as The Joint Commission, this workbook covers infection prevention and control in all health care settings and offers authoritative guidance, best practices, practical tools, valuable checklists, and more.

New to this edition is a discussion of Joint Commission International (JCI) standards so that readers can see the applicability of the content from an international health care.

New Hospital Standard Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Department/service leaders selecting and implementing clinical practice guidelines (CPG), clinical pathways, and protocols.

Now Enrolling: International Healthcare Quality Professional Certificate Program

Over 100 quality professionals from around the world have participated in JCI’s International Health Care Quality Professional Certificate Program. Developed in partnership with Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), this online program is designed for health care workers to gain competencies in quality management and patient safety and includes preparation and exam fees for the CPHQ exam. Now enrolling for 10 October program.

PolicySource: P&Ps for Compliance with Joint Commission Requirements

IsquaAre you continually challenged to keep pace with evolving regulations, standards, and practices—and to review and update your policies and procedures (P&Ps) to maintain compliance?

To help your health care organization tackle these challenges, Joint Commission Resources developed PolicySource™: P&Ps for Compliance with Joint Commission Requirements, an online collection of sample P&Ps that meet your organization's needs to comply with accreditation requirements. On this easy-to-navigate, web-based portal, you’ll find standardized, downloadable, adaptable policies, procedures, protocols, and plans organized by and correlated to actual Joint Commission standards.

Please note: PolicySource was developed for a U.S. audience. However, many good practices can be drawn from its policies and procedures to assist international organizations in their efforts to provide high-quality, safe care.

Congratulations to All of the Recently Accredited, Reaccredited, and Certified JCI Organizations

This list includes organizations who were accredited, reaccredited, and certified in July 2021.

Webinar Replay: Quality Care Begins in the Lab

Listen to JCI expert, Ron Quicho, MLT, MS, MBA, present an overview of JCI's newly updated evidence-based laboratory standards and how they will help you drive a culture of quality and safe patient care.

This session covered:

  • Current trends in the clinical laboratory industry
  • Why laboratories should consider JCI accreditation
  • What is new in JCI laboratory accreditation, including JCI's new 4th edition standards
  • Future of global laboratory accreditation

This webinar recording is ideal for laboratory leaders, experts, and stakeholders of organizations interested in seeking and sustaining safe, efficient, and quality-driven care within their laboratory.