Joint Commission News Releases

Syndicate content
Updated: 5 hours 58 min ago

New Hospital Accreditation Chapter Puts Heightened Focus on Safety

Mon, 2014-10-20 08:00
New Hospital Accreditation Chapter Puts Heightened Focus on Safety

Joint Commission Alerts Organizations to Tubing Misconnection Risks

Wed, 2014-08-20 10:55
The Joint Commission issued a new Sentinel Event Alert today that addresses the risks of accidental medical tubing misconnections that can cause severe patient injury or death. Examples of potentially fatal misconnections include a feeding administration tube mistakenly connected to a tracheostomy tube, or an intravenous tube connected to an epidural site.

Joint Commission Education Module Aims to Reduce Long Term Care Infection

Wed, 2014-07-23 03:06
The Joint Commission today released an innovative online educational tool designed to apply the principles of high reliability to reducing infections in long term care settings such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities.