September 26, 2014

The Joint Commission Publications Explore Key Safety Issues

The September 2014 issue of "Joint Commission Perspectives" explores the benefits to organizations of self reporting a sentinel event and how it improves patient safety. Joint Commission-accredited organizations are encouraged, but not mandated, to self report sentinel events. Also, "Quick Safety-Issue Five" addresses preventing violent and criminal events. Both provide useful information and resources for each area of focus.