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Communication Among Caregivers

Communication and teamwork go hand in hand with regard to patient safety. One of the goals on the list of the Joint Commission

Does Your Organization Have a Sentinel Event Policy?

Hospitals are not required to report sentinel events to the Joint Commission (JC), but are encouraged to do so. However, many hospitals do not self-report. Whether or not hospitals report, each should have a facility policy in place addressing sentinel events.

Has Physician Behavior Improved?

Most physicians get along well with nurses, patients, and ancillary health care professionals, though there are a few exceptions in most health care organizations. Physician behavior problems, such as intimidating nurses, yelling, screaming, and throwing surgical instruments, are well-known, and most organizations have policies to address this issue.

The Joint Commission Survey Process

For over 50 years the Joint Commission (JC) has been accrediting hospitals. For those acute care hospitals receiving its accreditation, it is akin to receiving the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval

Is California's Nurse to Patient Ratio working?

On January 1, 2008, California


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