The Joint Commission is providing several educational resources focusing on its new standard IC.02.04.01 on influenza vaccination for licensed independent practitioners and staff.
IC.02.04.01 applies to all accreditation programs and was announced in September. It begins (through a phased approach) to go into effect in July 2012. View the standard by clicking here and selecting your program.
To view resources on the standard for the AHC, LAB, LTC-MC, OBS and OME accreditation programs, including a reply of a recent conference call on the standard and copy of accompanying PowerPoint presentation, click here.
To view resources on the standard for the behavioral health care accreditation program, including a reply of a recent conference call on the standard and copy of accompanying PowerPoint presentation, click here.
An online presentation on the revised standard for critical access hospitals, hospitals and long-term care organizations has been delayed a few days and will be available on The Joint Commission's website by the end of this week, according to a report in Joint Commission Online.
For more information about the standard, see the Nov. 9 issue of Joint Commission Online.