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IC within physical environment is key theme at annual TJC session

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November 10, 2019

A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)

Step up oversight of water management at your facility and make sure you include leadership involvement. Partner with your facility’s infection preventionist (IP) to plan and execute all parts of construction and renovation projects. Beware of mold infections in both people and buildings. And get over offending people—controlling the next pandemic is a priority.

Those were just some of the hospital safety issues reviewed during this year’s Executive Briefings session by The Joint Commission at its headquarters outside of Chicago.

Infection control dominated the day’s presentations, which also looked at expectations Legionella control, using personal protective equipment, for sterile compounding requirements and, of course, ligature risk and suicide prevention.

Step up oversight of water management at your facility and make sure you include leadership involvement. Partner with your facility’s infection preventionist (IP) to plan and execute all parts of construction and renovation projects. Beware of mold infections in both people and buildings. And get over offending people—controlling the next pandemic is a priority.



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