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The PI chapter is short and focuses almost entirely on collecting and analyzing data. Consistent with that focus, the HR standards on staffing effectiveness are located in this chapter. However,...

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The Joint Commission has really upped the ante when it comes to IC. Many organizations are challenged by appropriately cleaning and reprocessing of semi-critical and critical patient care items....

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The LD chapter provides a framework for leaders to establish, maintain, and improve their hospital’s patient care services to better meet the needs of their patients and community. It also contains...

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This chapter devoted to the Life Safety Code® (LSC) was introduced in 2009 to address the minimization of fire-related risks and hazards in all healthcare settings. Previously, The Joint Commission...

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The IM chapter includes only the standards that focus on the management of information—the medical record documentation standards reside in a separate chapter called Record of Care, Treatment, and...

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Carefully review the MS standards: Some standards have been moved to other chapters, while a few new things have been added. Disaster Privileges standards, for example, have been relocated to the...

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Medication safety remains a top priority during surveys, and rightly so: Adverse drug events (ADE) are among the most common misadventures in healthcare. The Joint Commission is constantly...

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The Joint Commission and healthcare organizations recognize the value of the nurse executive’s leadership in organizational decision-making, especially decisions that impact patient care. Nurse...

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The standards contained in this chapter are essential to the work of all disciplines involved in the care and treatment of patients. The surveyor will focus heavily on these standards, as should...

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Survey coordinators and directors of health information management departments will be happy to know that there are no significant changes contained in this chapter. However, it does contain some...

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