Hospital quality leaders who find themselves growing more skilled and successful in continuous survey readiness (CSR) activities now have two accreditation-specific certifications available to them. This chart will provide you with a way to compare and contrast these certifications across 30...

Check your training and education goals against this checklist, primarily compiled from hospital standards by The Joint Commission (TJC) as well as other sources. While this list concentrates on TJC requirements, CMS requires all accrediting organizations to have education and training...

High-reliability markers to assess checklist design and implementation

Ever wonder what the difference between CMS, Joint Commission, DNV, HFAP, and CIHQ is? This chart has the answers.

The Patient Safety Screener 3 (PSS-3) is a suicide screening tool developed for the fast-paced world of the ED. The tool consists of a short introduction and three questions, with an optional fourth item if the person has...

Suicide screening tool created by the National Institue of Mental Health 

The Columbia Protocol, also known as the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS), supports suicide risk assessment through a series of simple, plain-language questions that anyone can ask. The answers help users identify whether someone is at risk for suicide, assess the severity and...

Fire drills are to be conducted at varying times and should not be done in a predictable pattern. The Joint Commission requires that fire drills vary by at least one hour from each quarter to quarter for each shift, through four consecutive quarters. It's recommended facilities use a Fire Drill...

A blank Report Out Form, with rooms for your project's name, date, objectives, metrics, and analysis. 

A template letter for inviting someone to your leadership team.

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