Tag: Certification

DVN GL announces first US sterile processing certification

Editor's Note Healthcare accreditation organization DNV GL Healthcare on November 7 launched the first sterile processing program certification in the US. The program recognizes excellence in an organization’s sterile processing department within the scope of infection prevention and control, surgical services, endoscopic services, and related departments. An important part of…

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By: Judy Mathias
November 8, 2018
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Joint Commission: Cardiac certifications available to all hospitals

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on October 24 announced that beginning January 1, 2019, any hospital wanting to pursue the Advanced Certification in Heart Failure or Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification will no longer have to be accredited by the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission says it is making this change…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 26, 2018
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Joint Commission announces new CV certification with AHA

Editor's Note The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association (AHA) will offer a single cardiovascular (CV) certification program for hospitals beginning January 1, 2019, the Joint Commission announced on October 10. The single certification is designed to enhance CV patient care and improve outcomes and quality of life. It…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 15, 2018
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Joint Commission announces collaboration with AAOS

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on September 26 announced a collaboration with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) that will incorporate AAOS’ clinical expertise into development of  standards and performance measurement requirements for the Joint Commission's Total Hip and Knee Replacement (THKR) Certification. The Joint Commission and AAOS will…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 28, 2018
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Joint Commission: Standards revisions for Comprehensive Cardiac Centers

Editor' Note The Joint Commission in partnership with the American Heart Association recently approved a new certification program that will provide an independent evaluation of an organization's eligibility to qualify as a comprehensive cardiac center. After reviewing program requirements, the Joint Commission identified the following areas for revision: Collaborative model…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 25, 2018
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Relationship between nursing specialty certification and SSIs

Editor's Note This study, which examined the relationship between nursing specialty certification and surgical site infections (SSIs), found that only Magnet status was associated with lower SSI rates. Analyzing data from 69 hospitals, 346 units, and 6,585 RNs, along with SSI data on 22,188 patients after colon and abdominal hysterectomy…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 31, 2018
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Joint Commission, AHA offer cardiovascular certification program

Editor's Note The Joint Commission and American Heart Association (AHA) on July 25 announced a new jointly offered hospital cardiovascular certification program. The “Advanced Certification for Heart Failure” program is the first of multiple, jointly offered cardiac certifications that will be available to hospitals. Organizations must meet the following criteria:…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 30, 2018
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Exams scheduled for new ASC infection preventionist credential

Editor's Note The first exams have been scheduled for the recently launched new credential for infection preventionists in the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) setting−Certified Ambulatory Infection Preventionist (CAIP). The exam will be online at a testing center October 1-31, 2018. Electronic application must be submitted between August 1 and 31.…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 8, 2018
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New ASC credential reflects expertise in infection prevention

Licensed healthcare professionals working in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) can now earn a Certified Ambulatory Infection Preventionist™ (CAIP™) credential to demonstrate their understanding of the skills and knowledge required to fill the role of an infection preventionist (IP) in an ASC. The new certification program can also help IPs working…

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By: Gina Throneberry, MBA, RN, CASC, CNOR
January 19, 2018
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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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