The discussion at The Joint Commission’s 2019 Executive Briefings on medication management was one of the most far-ranging, with questions on medication compounding, opioids and painkillers, and syringe use asked and answered.
The survey of more than 90 Vizient hospital and health system leaders found that 64% of hospitals have increased investment in opioid medication management in the last 12 months.
The checklist aligns with the accreditor’s Emergency Management standards, covers both clinical and environmental issues, and addresses crucial post-disaster elements that need addressing before reopening.
Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health compared 4,400 hospitals across the United States, of which 3,337 were accredited, including 2,847 by The Joint Commission, and 1,063 hospitals that underwent state-based reviews between 2014 and 2017.
Minimally invasive surgery, from a safety perspective, has been shown to result in shorter hospital stays, faster healing times, and cosmetic benefits associated with less significant scarring.
Suicide prevention and ligature risk, medication management, and emergency management were among the topics addressed for environment of care and other healthcare and quality professionals attending The Joint Commission’s annual Hospital Executive Briefings in New York City.
To overcome the issues plaguing care coordination between PCPs and specialists, PCPs must embrace tools and resources that extend their clinical domain without delegating patient care.
After reviewing the literature, the team at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa implemented a guided reflection policy to enhance the information shared at Fall Friday Reviews.
The Churchill Hospital in England redesigned its urology care by developing a dedicated urology triage service.
Researchers in the United Kingdom found that washing contaminated hospital bedsheets in a commercial washing machine with industrial detergent at high disinfecting temperatures failed to remove all traces of C. difficile, a bacteria that causes infectious diarrhea.