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July 2019

Top Scored Measurable Elements (ME) for JCI's Accreditation Standards for Hospitals, 6th Edition

JCInsight_Side_1The April issue of JCInsight identified the top scored measurable elements for the Joint Commission International Accreditation Standards for Hospitals and Academic Medical Centers (AMC), 6th edition for surveys conducted in 2018. The third most frequently cited measurable element was PCI.7ME5 “Clean and sterile supplies are properly stored in designated storage areas that are clean and dry and protected from dust, moisture, and temperature extremes.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention included storage of sterile supplies in the 2008 Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities and the recommendations are reflected in the measurable element. Key points are that the areas are well ventilated and protect the packages from dust, moisture, insects, and temperature and humidity extremes. The packaging should be protected from punctures and tearing of the wrappers and plastic. Compromised packaging of sterile supplies is an indication to not use and should require re-processing. Clean and sterile storage rooms should also have positive air pressure per the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation ANSI/AAMI ST79. Click here to read more.

Upcoming JCI Global Education Programs

Focusing on the Fundamentals

JCInsight_Side_2JCI will be visiting Ho Chi Minh City 11-13 September to host its Foundations of Accreditation course. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the basics of JCI accreditation.

JCI’s Foundations course offers a “roadmap” to achieving accreditation and a pathway for organizations striving to improve overall patient care. Please click here to register or learn more about JCI’s Foundations programs.

Using Tracers to Uncover Threats to Patient Safety

JCI will host its Advanced Tracers course in Singapore on 7-9 October 2019. This intensive program provides hands-on learning. Participants work in small groups under the supervision of JCI consultants who provide the best techniques for conducting tracers.

Learning JCI’s proven tracer methodology will help your organization uncover hidden patient safety issues and prepare you for an actual accreditation survey. For more information, click here.

Practicum Offers Comprehensive Learning

From 4-8 November, JCI will present its International Practicum on Accreditation and Quality Improvement in Barcelona, Spain. This is the first Practicum held entirely inside a JCI-accredited facility.

You’ll gain fundamental knowledge of JCI’s standards and survey process in preparation for the next steps in your accreditation journey. During this interactive event, experienced faculty will guide you through a simulated survey and be available to answer all your questions. To register or learn more about this program, click here.


Register for our Complimentary Webinar: Getting Your Staff on Board

JCInsight_Side_3Join us for a free webinar to learn from a JCI expert how staff engagement is a critical component in creating a culture of quality and patient safety.

During this session, Derick Pasternak will discuss how leaders may train and motivate staff so that they will be committed to quality improvement and patient safety, thereby facilitating your organization's quest for the Gold Seal of Approval.

This webinar will be taking place twice in July.

Click here to register for the webinar taking place on 23 July.

Click here to register for the webinar taking place on 24 July.

Visit Us at the Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia (APHM) Conference

JCInsight_July_KozlowskiStop by booth #101 to learn more about JCI’s products and services. Our Asia-Pacific Region team welcomes the opportunity to answer your questions in person.

Don’t miss JCI Principal Consultant Thomas Kozlowski, PhD present on “Governance, Leadership & Direction – Effective Management Physician Partnership for Patient Safety.” His presentation will take place on Tuesday, 30 July at 14:45 p.m.

Click here to learn more about Thomas Kozlowski.