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Latest Sentinel Event Alert exposes disruptive behavior among staff members

Patient Safety Monitor, October 1, 2008

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The Joint Commission’s July 9 Sentinel Event Alert concerning disruptive behavior among healthcare professionals is a warning that, as of January 1, 2009, the next time The Joint Commission is surveying a hospital, it will be looking to see that effective policies and procedures are not only in place, but are being carried out.

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