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      • Preparing for Your Joint Commission Visit

        Published Sep 25 2017, 8:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Joint Commission Resources
        • accreditation
        • compliance
        • Safety
        • TJC
        • JCR
        • quality
        • certification
        • The Joint Commission

        To assure a successful accreditation visit, thorough preparation is essential.

      • ‘Boomeritis’ Causing Surge in Joint Replacements

        Published Apr 17 2017, 8:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Joint Commission Resources
        • joint replacement coordinator
        • AAOS
        • joint replacement
        • knee replacement
        • hip replacement
        • TJC
        • JCR
        • The Joint Commission

        With hip and knee replacements on the rise, so is the role of the nurse as joint replacement coordinator.

      • Benefits of Joint Commission Accreditation

        Published Apr 13 2017, 8:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Joint Commission Resources
        • certification
        • competency
        • accreditation
        • The Joint Commission

        The Joint Commission’s emphasis on clinical practice guidelines help hospitals establish a consistent approach to care and reduce errors.

      • Making Fall Rates Fall

        Published Feb 27 2017, 7:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Joint Commission Resources
        • CDC
        • patient safety
        • fall risk assessment
        • falls history
        • Falls
        • JCR
        • elderly
        • postural hypotension
        • Center for Disease Control and Prevention
        • patient injury
        • hospital-acquired condition

        Falls are the leading cause of death and injury for U.S. citizens over age 65.   

      • Nurses Reducing Heart Failure

        Published Jan 31 2017, 7:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Triple Aim
        • Joint Commission Resources
        • Institute for Healthcare Improvement
        • IHI
        • heart failure
        • home health nursing
        • JCR
        • cardiac nursing
        • Bayada

        Increased clinical education can improve care for heart failure patients.

      • The Nurse’s Role in Medication Safety

        Published Sep 14 2016, 8:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Joint Commission Resources
        • medication safety
        • JCR
        • LASA medications
        • medication errors

        Focus on Preventing Errors with Look-alike Sound-alike Medications

      • National Patient Safety Goals for Hospitals

        Published Jul 21 2016, 8:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Joint Commission Resources
        • ACA
        • patient safety
        • Affordable Care Act
        • TJC
        • NPSG
        • National Patient Safety Goals
        • JCR
        • Patient Safety Advisory Group
        • The Joint Commission

        Learn the latest on The Joint Commission’s standards for safety.

      • Disease Specific Care Certifications Help Systems Deliver Collaborative Patient Care

        Published Dec 22 2014, 7:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Joint Commission Resources
        • TJC
        • heart failure
        • JCR
        • stroke
        • disease-specific care
        • The Joint Commission

        Patient acuity is increasing for diseases such as heart failure and stroke. To avoid Medicare readmission penalties and to qualify for Affordable Care Act financial incentives, healthcare facilities need to evaluate and implement strategies that enable them to improve their quality of care. One such strategy is to apply for disease-specific care certifications.