Certification

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December 2017

Joint Commission redesigning Accreditation and Certification reports

Editor's Note The Joint Commission announced November 1 that it is redesigning its Accreditation and Certification reports to be more user-friendly.  The redesigned reports will highlight the most relevant information about surveys and reviews, outcomes, and required follow-ups. Additional changes include: removing unnecessary white space and repetitive text prioritizing and grouping…

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By: Judy Mathias
November 2, 2017
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Joint Commission announces first recipient of Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on July 19 announced that the University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, is the first hospital in the nation to achieve its Comprehensive Cardiac Center (CCC) Certification. To achieve certification, hospitals must demonstrate compliance with consensus-based standards, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for cardiac care,…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 19, 2017
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Research explores relationship between SSIs and nurse education

Are there nursing characteristics such as certification status or educational attainment that impact surgical site infection rates? The answer to questions such as this may provide evidence of modifiable factors that could lessen surgical site infections (SSIs) and thus decrease the financial and emotional impact from these adverse events. The…

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By: James X Stobinski, PhD, RN, CSSM, CNOR
June 20, 2017
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Joint Commission: Michigan hospital, home care earn first Medication Compounding Certification

Editor's Note The Joint Commission announced on April 12 that Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, Michigan, and Home IV Care, Inc, Madison Heights, Michigan, are the first organizations to receive its new Medication Compounding Certification. The certification is based on standards from the US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) to help…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 19, 2017
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Reduced risk of pressure injuries in hospitals with WOC certified nurses

Editor's Note Hospitals that employ nurses certified in wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) care have lower rates of hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs), finds this study. Of 928 hospital included in the analysis, 36.6% employed WOC certified nurses. Hospitals with WOC certified nurses had lower HAPI rates and better pressure injury…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 27, 2017
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The Relationship Between Certification and Patient Outcomes: Where’s the Evidence? Webinar - On Demand

Date: Thursday, November 13Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ESTCEs: 1 Contact Hour *Please note that this event is held in Eastern Standard Time The Relationship Between Certification and Patient Outcomes: Where’s the Evidence? Certification is a recognized process that tests and validates competency in a nursing specialty. Perioperative nursing certification…

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DC hospital receives first Patient Blood Management Certification

Editor's Note The Joint Commission announced on March 22 that MedStar-Georgetown University Hospital in Washington DC received the first Patient Blood Management Certification by the Joint Commission and AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks). The certification provides a third party evaluation of patient blood management programs…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 23, 2017
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OR leader job analysis helps sort out roles, responsibilities

A new tool is available to help OR leaders both develop their careers and prepare their successors to take over when they leave. An OR manager job analysis, released in September 2016, provides an evidence-based approach to building the careers of OR leaders, both novice and experienced. “It really helps…

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By: Cynthia Saver
March 16, 2017
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What does an OR manager do?

Here is a list of domains, with accompanying knowledge statements for the OR manager role, based on the job analysis conducted by Prometric, a test development and delivery company based in Baltimore. Examples or definitions for several knowledge statements appear in parentheses. Communication and relationship management -Negotiation techniques (win-win, building…

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By: OR Manager
March 16, 2017
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Certified Nurses Day is March 19

Editor's Note The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) on March 8 announced it is joining with hospitals and other healthcare groups across the country to celebrate and recognize the work of certified nurses as part of Certified Nurses Day, March 19. Certified Nurses Day is an annual worldwide event…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 10, 2017
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Joint Commission launches Medication Compounding Certification

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on February 21 launched a Medication Compounding Certification that addresses new medication compounding laws and regulations. The certification, which is awarded for a 2-year period, was developed in collaboration with the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) to help healthcare organizations ensure compliance with Joint Commission…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 22, 2017
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