The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization, accredits and certifies more than 16,000 health care organizations and programs in the US. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards. The Joint Commission is committed to improving health care safety and offers many resources to improve patient safety including:
Official "Do Not Use" List of Abbreviations
Applies to all orders and all medication-related documentation that is handwritten (including free-text computer entry) or on pre-printed forms. Does not currently apply to preprogrammed health information technology systems, but may in the future.
- Infection Control Initiatives including guidance on hand hygiene implementation
- Patient Safety Solutions such as patient identification
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