Becker’s Healthcare released its 2018 edition of “100 great hospitals in America,” recognizing excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes, and staff and physician satisfaction.read more
TJC has issued Sentinel Event Alert 59 to help organizations recognize and acknowledge physical and verbal violence directed against healthcare workers from patients and visitors, better prepare staff to handle violence, and more effectively address the aftermath.read more
When you have a perceived and very real imbalance of power in the hospital setting, how can you make sure that this is addressed in your organization that people feel that they do have the right to speak out and that someone will take whatever action is necessary?
How do you build the culture and will to take on the imbalance of power within your organization?read more
The Joint Commission has updated their sentinel event data, releasing data from the fourth quarter of 2017 and aggregating data from 2005-2017. 10 Most Reported Sentinel Events for Q4 2017 In 2017, 805 sentinel events were reported, with 87% of these events classified...read more
What is Immediate Jeopardy? What are the primary goals of Immediate Jeopardy Guidelines? Who do the Immediate Jeopardy Guidelines apply to? Does Harm have to occur before considering Immediate Jeopardy? What are ‘triggers” for Immediate Jeopardy situations? What are components of an Immediate Jeopardy situation? What are questions to ask to determine if an Immediate Jeopardy situation exists?read more
The Joint Commission (TJC) revamped their final accreditation survey report format for all accreditation surveys and certification reviews conducted after January 1, 2018. Working with customers, and field and central office staff, TJC addressed clients’ requests to...read more
Kate Fenner, RN, PhD, Managing Director, Compass, will present at Precision Medicine for Hospital CEOs: What You Need to Know about Genetic Testing, Precision Medicine, and Population Health Management, an intensive one-day summit for CEOs and administrators of health systems and hospitals on February 21, 2018.read more
The purpose of the National Patient Safety Goals is to improve patient safety. The Joint Commission established its National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) in order to help accredited organizations address specific areas of concern in regard to...read more
Clinical Consulting experts take pride in diligently sharing objective analysis, news, insights, strategies, and tactics in media publications for healthcare professionals. In 2017, seven Compass Experts contributed 23 articles in media publications such as Trustee...read more
Four Reasons Psychiatric Care and Behavioral Health Hospitals are Vulnerable to Noncompliance with the CMS CoPs
What makes psychiatric care and behavioral health so vulnerable to noncompliance with the CoPs? We know that’s a complex question, but here are four possible answersread more
A patient handoff (also known as transitioning) is both the act of passing a patient between caregivers and the information exchanged between the sender (the provider giving away the patient) and the receiver (the provider taking the patient).These transfers can be as dramatic as airlifting a patient to a specialty hospital and telling the EMTs that the patient thinks she can fly and will try to jump out of the helicopter, or as mundane as a nurse ending her shift and telling her replacement the patient has been taken off a certain medicinread more
The Joint Commission announces updates to its emergency management requirements, effective November 15, 2017. These updates align with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)’s final rule on emergency preparedness to ensure healthcare professionals and...read more
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