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The Joint Commission Debuts Speak Up™ To Prevent Infection
Feb 5, 2019 - The Joint Commission introduced a new campaign to prevent the risk and spread of infection. The Speak Up To Prevent Infection campaign offers free, downloadable educational materials for the public and for healthcare providers.
Source: The Joint Commission
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Prepublication Standards – Revision to Note at PC.03.01.01, EP 5 for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals
Jan 23, 2019 - The Joint Commission has made further revisions to prepublication standards related to hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals. These edits further clarify the performance of circulatory duties in the operating room.
Source: The Joint Commission
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Struggling with Addiction? Tips on Finding Quality Treatment
Jan 23, 2019 - Blog post from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) on finding a treatment provider for addiction treatment. Includes information about accreditation, evidence-based treatment, medication, family involvement, and continuing care.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration Blog
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New, Revised Pain Assessment/Management Standards for Behavioral Health Care, Home Care, Nursing Care to Be Introduced
Jan 2, 2019 - Details new and revised pain assessment and management standards that will be applicable to behavioral healthcare, home care, and nursing care center programs that are accredited by The Joint Commission. Includes three newly released reports providing rationale, references, and evidence that guided these changes.
Source: The Joint Commission
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