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- Joint Commission releases top five most-cited standards for first half of 2015
Safety, infection control, and medical records top The Joint Commission’s list of most-cited standards for the first six months of 2015.
- University of Michigan hospital uses sound panels to reduce noise
In an effort to cut down on the high noise level in hospitals, one Michigan facility has tested the use of sound-absorbing panels in hallways.
- FDA cites endoscope manufacturers for role in superbug outbreak
The Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to three makers of duodenoscopes linked to two drug-resistant superbug outbreaks.
- Joint Commission clarifies LS, EC survey process
The Joint Commission has clarified its expectations for the Life Safety and Environment of Care portions of its accreditation surveys.
- New stroke certification launched by Joint Commission, AHA/ASA
The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association plan to launch a new disease-specific care advanced certification program for acute stroke ready hospitals.
- Study: Majority of healthcare workers fail to follow PPE removal rules
A new study finds that 85% of healthcare workers don’t comply with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for removing personal protective equipment.
Healthcare accreditation professionals hear from AHAP (Association) advisors and other accreditation experts about challenges and solutions.
Healthcare organizations urge CMS to suspend new sepsis management measure
Joint Commission identifies top five most-cited standards first half of 2015
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