Joint Commission News Releases
Updated: 1 hour 22 min ago
Hospitals across the United States continue to improve their rates for complying with evidence-based care processes according to “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety: The Joint Commission’s 2014 Annual Report.” The results, released today, are based on data reported by more than 3,300 Joint Commission accredited hospitals in 2013.
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.