Tag: Certification

Joint Commission issues urgent update to CT technologist standards

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on June 29 issued an urgent update to computed tomography (CT) technologist standards after receiving significant feedback from those concerned about the expectation for advanced-level CT certification and the potential impact on patient access to CT services if it was required by January 2018. The…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 29, 2016
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Thomas Jefferson University Hospital awarded first Joint Commission total joint certification

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on April 27 announced that Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, is the first hospital in the US to achieve its Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The certification recognizes that Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is committed to providing safe and efficient care…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 2, 2016
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Joint Commission: Blood management certification guide available

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on March 16 announced that the new Patient Blood Management Certification Review Process Guide (2016) is now available. Contents include a description of activities that take place during an on-site certification review and tips to prepare for the review process.   Patient Blood Management Certification…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 17, 2016
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Joint Commission: Patient Blood Management Certification now available

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on January 27 announced that applications for its new Patient Blood Management Certification are now being accepted. The goal of the certification is to assist hospitals in implementing practices to help eliminate unnecessary transfusions and adverse outcomes. The certification is valid for 2 years.  …

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By: Judy Mathias
January 29, 2016
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Nursing education guidelines support simulation training

Editor's Note New guidelines from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing emphasize the use of simulation in nursing training and recommend certification to demonstrate that faculty and simulation lab personnel are qualified. The guidelines cite a study demonstrating that high-quality simulation experiences could be substituted for up to…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 28, 2015
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Certification: What is the value?

Contributed by Competency & Credentialing Institute. The operating room is an increasingly specialized and complex practice area. Technology advances rapidly, and consumers of perioperative care demand safe, quality treatment. "Surgical intervention requires a well-honed team of experts that trust each other, from the physicians to nurses and surgical techs," Larry…

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By: Cynthia Allen, MA
September 1, 2010
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