May 23, 2023 by Barrins & Associates
Environment of Care, Evidence-Based, Human Resources, Infection Control, Joint Commission, Medication Management, National Patient Safety Goals, Quality of Care, Safety, Standards, SuicideBH Organizations, Hospitals
Did you know that the Joint Commission has standards that support the provision of high-quality crisis services in both Hospital and Behavioral Health settings? In fact, the Joint Commission has had these standards for years. However, these standards have never been...
May 17, 2023 by Barrins & Associates
Compliance, Evidence-Based, Joint Commission, Leadership, Patient Safety, Quality of Care, Standards, Suicide RiskBH Organizations, Hospitals
Did you know that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S?. And with no improvement in suicide rates, the Joint Commission continues to emphasize the NPSG suicide risk reduction standard 15.01.01.01. This standard highlights the importance of identifying...
May 9, 2023 by Barrins & Associates
Evidence-Based Treatment, Joint Commission, Leadership, Quality of Care, Standards ComplianceBH Organizations, Hospitals
Are you aware that The Joint Commission updated the standard (LD.04.02.03 EP1) addressing ethical issues in healthcare? This is an important change to note for both Hospitals and Behavioral Health Care organizations. In fact, this update does not introduce a new...
Apr 19, 2023 by Barrins & Associates
Joint Commission, Patient Safety, Standards ComplianceHospitals
Did you know the Joint Commission published a February update to the 2023 standards? And similar to an annual spring cleaning, it is time to dust off the standards that need attention and get them organized with the new updates! Joint Commission February 2023...
Mar 17, 2023 by Barrins & Associates
Joint Commission, Standards Compliance, Survey ReadinessBH Organizations, Hospitals
Be aware! There’s a Joint Commission focus on pregnancy and mental health conditions. TJC recently published Quick Safety Issue 67: Mental Health Conditions Leading Cause of Pregnancy-Related Deaths. The TJC article covers the recent report from the Centers for...