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Joint Commission Monograph Focuses on Safety

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November 20, 2012

AARC has been notified of a new Joint Commission monograph that focuses on patient and worker safety in the health care environment.

“Improving Patient and Work Safety: Opportunities for Synergy, Collaboration and Innovation” has been published to provide information on the benefits of improving safety for both patients and workers alike. It recommends action steps that health care organizations can take to improve safety, as well as introducing topics for future research.

AARC has itself been focused on patient safety initiatives with the publication of three patient safety checklists and a featured Keynote Address from a patient safety expert.

“We very much recommend that our members review this new document from the Joint Commission,” said Tom Kallstrom, AARC Executive Director and CEO.