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October 2019

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

JCInsight_Side_1 The 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 frequently cited measurable element in fifth place was FMS.7, ME6: “The program includes the safe exit from the facility when fire and non-fire emergencies occur.”

Fire and smoke present a risk for hospitals due to several issues; many solutions and gases used are flammable, certain equipment present fire risk, such as lasers and cautery pens, and many of the occupants are unable to escape on their own due to illness, treatments, and medications. The buildings where patients are cared for and stay over-night must be designed to provide areas that patients can be moved to that are safe from smoke and fire. Means of egress or exits include corridors, stairways, and doors that allow individuals to leave a building or move to safety. Key to this measurable element is clearly labelled and visible exits. Illumination of the exit signs enables them to be visible if smoke is present.

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JCI Appoints New Executive Director of International Accreditation Operations

Kristie Ryan has been appointed JCIA’s Executive Director of International Accreditation Operations. Kristie began her career with The Joint Commission 22 years ago, and has held successive roles in business development, contract development, market research, and project management. For the last 9 years, Kristie has been a key member of the JCR Operations Team, serving as Director of Operations for JCR. She has led multiple, successful business initiatives, including streamlining operational support and scheduling services and overseeing a Central Office remodel.

Kristie has a Project Management license from the Project Management Institute and is certified as both a Change Agent and Green Belt. She also holds a Master of Science in Management and Leadership from National-Louis University.

Continuous Learning with JCI’s Digital Content

JCInsight_Side_3To complement our face-to-face education programs, JCI now offers a distance learning opportunity with its Accreditation Preparation Online curriculum. Our digital content features 12 courses filled with engaging, media-rich resources to help you build your team, identify compliance gaps, and implement improvements.

The course content is designed by expert JCI faculty and comes with proven tools and examples to help you achieve accreditation. This learning tool will help your organization improve quality and patient safety as you move toward your survey.

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Join our Upcoming Complimentary Webinar on High Alert Medications

JCInsight_Side_4Join us for a free webinar to learn from a JCI expert how to improve safety with highalert medications. During this session, Jeannell Mansur will use real examples and discuss strategies on how to reduce risks associated with handling high-alert medications. This webinar is ideal for accredited health care organizations who want to learn how to move their medication management processes to the next level of excellence.

Click here to register for the webinar taking place on 29 October 2019

Click here to register for the webinar taking place on 30 October 2019.

December Brings Popular Education Event to Tokyo

JCInsight_Side_5 An International Practicum in Tokyo (9-13 December) is the latest addition to the JCI 2019 education schedule. The Practicum is JCI’s comprehensive five-day primer on the accreditation process and includes simulated survey instruction in local JCI-accredited organizations. The Tokyo Practicum in December is now taking reservations.

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Planning, Design, and Construction of Health Care Facilities, 4th Edition

JCInsight_Side_6 Planning, Design, and Construction of Health Care Facilities, 4th Edition, developed in partnership with the American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Health (AIA-AAH), is a comprehensive guide for health care organizations around the world looking to build new facilities—or update current structures—in compliance with The Joint Commission, Joint Commission International (JCI), and other recognized standards of health care design excellence. This new edition includes a wealth of information, strategies, tools, case studies, and experiences that will help you to understand core concepts for a successful project.

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JCI Concludes Successful Educational Class in Singapore

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Advanced Tracer Training 7-9 October 2019 in Singapore. We appreciate everyone who supported this great educational program and continued their JCI quality journey!