The Joint Commission to focus on 4 high-risk areas during surveys – 3 points

The Joint Commission plans to increase attention on four high-risk areas and is launching an online educational series called "4-1-1 on Survey Enhancements" to help organizations prepare.

Here's what you should know:

1. The Joint Commission surveyors will focus on evaluating these four areas during onsite surveys:

  • Sterile medication compounding
  • Suicide prevention
  • High-level disinfection and sterilization
  • Hemodialysis

2. Surveyors will evaluate leadership engagement and oversight of these high-risk areas through tracers and interviews.

3. The enhanced focus on these areas doesn't entail new accreditation standards.

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