The Joint Commission releases its 2020 sentinel event report: patient falls, unintentional retention of foreign objects, suicides, delays in...Read More »
Be aware: As COVID-19 cases go down, your odds for an on-site reaccreditation survey might go up.
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The Joint Commission says it will start unannounced surveys again, as of March 15.Read More »
By Steve MacArthur, Hospital Safety Consultant
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The Joint Commission's updated Survey Activity Guide is finally online. Here are some tips on what the changes mean for you.
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If there is one lesson to be taken from 2020, it’s that waiting until a problem evolves into a crisis is an exceedingly bad idea. While the world...Read More »
Review your hospital’s inventory of different types of sprinkler heads, and then ensure you have at least six spare sprinkler heads for each type...Read More »
One Iowa nurse quoted in the publication explained in stark terms how the continuing onslaught of COVID-19 is pushing nurses and other frontline...Read More »
Expect accrediting organizations (AO) to get even tougher on problems found within the physical environment after yet another critical CMS...Read More »
It’s common knowledge that healthcare water systems can be a source of healthcare-acquired infections (HAI) if not cleaned properly. Just ask any...Read More »