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Organizations & their procedures for accreditation of health care facilities

JCAHO Joint Commission Accreditation & Certification Requirements [25475] ?

Information for medical facilities seeking Joint Commission accreditation - manual updates

JCAHO Standards FAQs [25476] ?

Answers to frequently asked questions related to Joint Commission accreditation requirements

Joint Commission Accreditation [36188] ?

Joint Commission programs related to accreditation

Joint Commission Certification Programs [17653] ?

Joint Commissionís Health Care Staffing Services (HCSS) Certification and Disease-Specific Care Certification Program

Joint Commission Standards [25424] ?

Resources related to JCAHO standards - the text of the standards are not available here

Disaster Management

Emergency plans and disaster guidance for health care facilities

Updated Guidelines for Hospital Response to Mass Casualties from a Radiological Incident [40127] ?

Guidelines focus on the unique aspects of a nuclear or radiological event involving mass casualties

Updated Hurricane-Related Information for Health Care Professionals [27685] ?

Topics include infection control, medical management, patient advisement, dialysis care and much more

Updated Infection Control Guidance for Disaster Evacuation Centers [27697] ?

For community shelters regarding basic infection control information to prevent transmission of infection

Updated Mass Trauma and Triage [23777] ?

Basics of triage in mass casualty events

OSHA Best Practices for Hospital-Based First Receivers of Victims [26865] ?

Protection of hospital emergency department personnel during the receipt of contaminated victims

Health Care Bioterrorism

Medical management of biological and chemical casualties - clinical guides

Updated Bioterrorism Agents [20247] ?

Fact sheets on biological agents/diseases and chemical agents

Updated Bioterrorism Technical Resources for Healthcare [23951] ?

A collection of information specifically for healthcare facilities

Updated Bioterrorism: Preparedness for Healthcare Facilities [1277] ?

Hospital preparedness for mass casualties, best practices for hospital-based first receivers of victims and more

Updated Facts About Ricin [7908] ?

Signs and symptoms of ricin exposure

Health Care Fraud

DHHS OIC compliance program, health care fraud, physician fraud, etc.

National Practitioner Data Bank [32318] ?

A flagging system that serves to alert users of possible healthcare practitioner fraud


Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 materials

NUCC Code Sets [22562] ?

National Uniform Claims Committee recommended data set

Home Health Care

Statistics, technical papers, FAQs about home health care agencies

Joint Commission Home Care National Patient Safety Goals [26685] ?

These guidelines are to develop practical, relevant and measurable goals that will make an impact on patient safety

Infection Control

Infection control in hospitals and healthcare institutions

Disinfectants and Antiseptics [14358] ?

Answers to commonly asked questions

Infection Control Initiative [14016] ?

An initiative for healthcare users by the Joint Commission


Medical malpractice, risk management in medicine, insurance, etc.

Healthcare Professional Liability Claims [14622] ?

Insights about healthcare industry trends in claim frequency, severity and average loss costs

Hospital Professional Liability - Trending Issues [15997] ?

From cyber attacks to medical marijuana, critical issues facing healthcare organizations

Mitigating Telemedicine Risks [14624] ?

A checklist for providers

Medication Safety

Medication error reduction, drug safety handling procedures

Do Not Use Abbreviations [26687] ?

Do not use these dangerous abbreviations or dose designations

Pandemic Flu

Documents related to pandemic flu preparation and response

Pandemic Disease Business Plan [31930] ?

Different categories should be taken into consideration when a business drafts a pandemic action plan

Patient Handling

Patient transfer techniques, use of lift equipment, patient transfer teams

Ergonomic Tips for Patient Bathrooms [pdf] [30387] ?

Considerations to improve patient handling

Patient Handling & the Application of Ergonomics [30392] ?

Guidelines for reducing risk in patient handling

Patient Handling Program Guidance [pdf] [30389] ?

A Resource Guide for Implementing a Safe Patient Handling Program in the Acute Care Setting

Safe Patient Handling Program [30388] ?

Tools and templates

Patient Safety

Medical errors, medication errors, patient safety guidance

Delays in Treatment [18799] ?

Sentinel event data reveal that such serious problems can occur in any hospital unit, not just ER

JCAHO Sentinel Event Alerts and Solutions [7154] ?

Reference materials related to medical and medication errors

National Patient Safety Goals [26689] ?

These guidelines are to develop practical, relevant and measurable goals that will make an impact on patient safety

Patient Safety Resources [27819] ?

Helping patients become more actively involved in better clinical outcomes

Report a Complaint About a Health Care Organization [5015] ?

Complaint information is used to strengthen the oversight activities of the JCAHO

Sentinel Event Statistics [26684] ?

Statistics identifying causes, trends, settings and outcomes of patient safety events

Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, Wrong Person Surgery [24564] ?

Guidance for implementing the Universal Protocol

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