Infection Control

Infection Control Articles by Topic: Joint Commission Compliance

Patient Safety Monitor Journal, March 2014

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 3, March 1, 2014

      Improving patient handoffs has long been on the radar of hospitals and health systems. As...

Editor’s choice: Walk through the process

  • Infection Control Weekly Monitor, Issue 48, November 28, 2012

    One way to both evaluate your equipment disinfection and sterilization process and prepare for a...

Equipment disinfection compliance continues to plague many hospitals

  • Infection Control Weekly Monitor, Issue 47, November 21, 2012

    IC.02.02.01 remains in the top ten Joint Commission citations, indicating that hospitals need to...

Joint Commission introduces new tool for improved hand hygiene

  • Infection Control Weekly Monitor, Issue 37, September 15, 2010

    A new interactive tool that aims to simplify the solving process for some of the most unrelenting...

Joint Commission releases top-cited standards for 2010

  • Infection Control Weekly Monitor, Issue 34, August 25, 2010

    The Joint Commission has released the top five standards in each healthcare setting (hospital...

IV spiking requirements from TJC

  • Infection Control Weekly Monitor, Issue 31, August 4, 2010

    A previous post, based on a Q&A with infection prevention experts, discussed considerations for...

Identifying IC risks within Environment of Care standards

  • Briefings on Infection Control, Issue 7, July 1, 2010

    After reading this article, you will be able to:  Explain how Environment of Care...

Are you concerned about Joint Commission modifications?

  • Infection Control Weekly Monitor, Issue 23, June 9, 2010

    Last week The Joint Commission announced modifications to its deemed status survey for ASCs...

IC worksheet included in Joint Commission deemed status modifications for ASCs

  • Infection Control Weekly Monitor, Issue 22, June 2, 2010

    The Joint Commission announced that it has modified its deemed status survey for ambulatory surgery...

Briefings on Infection Control, May 2010

  • Briefings on Infection Control, Issue 5, May 1, 2010

    Briefings on Infection Control is a 12 page monthly newsletter that provides insight and advice for...

Briefings on Infection Control, April 2010

  • Briefings on Infection Control, Issue 4, April 1, 2010

    Briefings on Infection Control is a 12 page monthly newsletter that provides insight and advice for...

Tip of the week: The Joint Commission will look for gowns

  • Infection Control Weekly Monitor, Issue 10, March 10, 2010

    A Q&A recently posted on The Joint Commission’s Web site indicates that Joint Commission...

Study looks at parenteral nutrition and its effect on bloodstream infections

  • Briefings on Infection Control, Issue 1, January 1, 2010

    Typically when IPs evaluate bloodstream infection rates, their initial thoughts turn to central...

Briefings on Infection Control, January 2010

  • Briefings on Infection Control, Issue 1, January 1, 2010

    Briefings on Infection Control is a 12 page monthly newsletter that provides insight and advice for...

Briefings on Infection Control, December 2009

  • Briefings on Infection Control, Issue 12, December 1, 2009

    Briefings on Infection Control is a 12 page monthly newsletter that provides insight and advice for...

Briefings on Infection Control, November 2009

  • Briefings on Infection Control, Issue 11, November 1, 2009

    Briefings on Infection Control is a 12 page monthly newsletter that provides insight and advice for...

Joint Commission revises IC standards and ASC surveys

  • Infection Control Weekly Monitor, Issue 40, October 7, 2009

    Last week the Joint Commission released official changes to the 2010 National Patient Safety Goals...

Briefings on Infection Control, October 2009

  • Briefings on Infection Control, Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    Briefings on Infection Control is a 12 page monthly newsletter that provides insight and advice for...

Examining The Joint Commission's position on sterilization

  • Infection Control Weekly Monitor, Issue 30, July 29, 2009

    A recent Joint Commission position statement on sterilization procedures has created a buzz in some...

Tip of the week: Hand hygiene tools to help with compliance

  • Infection Control Weekly Monitor, Issue 28, July 15, 2009

    The Joint Commission is offering Measuring Hand Hygiene Adherence: Overcoming the Challenges, a...

Briefings on Infection Control July 2009

  • Briefings on Infection Control, Issue 7, July 1, 2009

    Briefings on Infection Control is a 12 page monthly newsletter that provides insight and advice for...

Briefings on Infection Control, June 2009

  • Briefings on Infection Control, Issue 6, June 1, 2009

    Briefings on Infection Control is a 12 page monthly newsletter that provides insight and advice for...

Briefings on Infection Control May 2009

  • Briefings on Infection Control, Issue 5, May 1, 2009

    Briefings on Infection Control is a 12 page monthly newsletter that provides insight and advice for...

Communication is the key to compliance

  • Briefings on Infection Control, Issue 5, May 1, 2009

    It’s difficult enough to establish effective means of communication between the IC team and...

Briefings on Infection Control April 2009

  • Briefings on Infection Control, Issue 4, April 1, 2009

    Briefings on Infection Control is a 12 page monthly newsletter that provides insight and advice for...

Forge a working relationship with the lab

  • Briefings on Infection Control, Issue 4, April 1, 2009

    Although it’s not technically considered part of the IC department, the laboratory services...

Preventing disease transmission is focus of IC.02.03.01

  • Briefings on Infection Control, Issue 3, March 1, 2009

    Under Joint Commission standard IC.02.03.01, an organization must work to prevent the transmission...

New kid on the block: DNV accreditation offers choice

  • Briefings on Infection Control, Issue 2, February 1, 2009

    In September 2008, an independent foundation that began by inspecting and evaluating Norwegian...

This patient rights standard has implications for IC

  • Briefings on Infection Control, Issue 2, February 1, 2009

    A new 2009 Joint Commission standard requires hospitals to tell patients that the facility may need...

Three hospitals share their award-winning infection prevention strategies

  • Briefings on Infection Control, Issue 2, February 1, 2009

    Three of the five Joint Commission 2008 Ernest A. Codman Awards were bestowed on hospitals whose IC...

Tip of the week: Start with a preconstruction risk assessment

  • Infection Control Weekly Monitor, Issue 4, January 28, 2009

    From an IC perspective, the first steps of a construction or renovation project in your hospital is...

Heads up on Joint Commission news

  • Infection Control Weekly Monitor, Issue 1, January 7, 2009

    This week The Joint Commission changed one of its infection control (IC) standards for 2009...

IC.01.03.01, assessing risk is a starting point

  • Briefings on Infection Control, Issue 1, January 1, 2009

    When a Joint Commission surveyor comes into your IC department, the first thing he or she will...

IC.01.02.01, needed resources for your IC program

  • Briefings on Infection Control, Issue 12, December 1, 2008

    Under Joint Commission standard IC.9.10, soon to become IC.01.02.01 in January after the...

Hospitals should take IC into account in design and construction

  • Infection Control Weekly Monitor, Issue 9, November 26, 2008

    Hospital design characteristics can improve patient safety and healthcare outcomes, and provide a...