As previously reported, The Joint Commission unveiled new and revised workplace violence (WPV) prevention requirements effective January 1, 2022. The Joint Commission issued three new elements of performance (EP) to existing standards and two revised EPs.
Even if your facility does not regularly handle labor and delivery, be sure to include the emergency department (ED) in planning and education to address problems such as maternal hemorrhage and severe hypertension/preeclampsia, as required by the still-new maternal health standards.
If you have an incident of workplace violence (WPV), expect someone from the Office of Quality and Patient Safety (OQPS) at The Joint Commission (TJC) to show up on your doorstep soon afterward, especially if that incident was in the media.
A couple of (relatively – you know me!) quick thoughts relative to Emergency Management for your consideration as we start the slide from Spring to Summah (which has pretty much happened everywhere, but the calendar can sometimes hold sway).
Healthcare Life Safety Compliance - Volume 25, Issue 5
The Joint Commission unveiled new and revised workplace violence prevention requirements effective January 1, 2022. Specifically, it issued three new elements of performance (EP) for existing standards and revised two other EPs.
“My message to healthcare security leaders is to read the...