Joint Commission News Releases
Updated: 11 hours 53 min ago
New Hospital Accreditation Chapter Puts Heightened Focus on Safety
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.
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.