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Suicide Screening in Hospitals Can Be Successfully Implemented

Study in January 2018 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety By: Katie Looze Bronk, Corporate Communications - The Joint Commission The nation’s suicide rate has been increasing over the past decade. Today, it is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.1 Many individuals who die by suicide present for non-behavioral health care prior to…

Eleven Brilliant Ways Therapists Control Their Holiday Stress

Eleven Brilliant Ways Therapists Control Their Holiday Stress Take some tips from the pros. Sometimes even the experts need a little help staying holly and jolly. Research shows holiday season stress can feel insurmountable. No one is immune. Mental health professionals, who are usually helping others manage emotions, put their own advice into practice as the year winds down. Wonder what their secrets…

Treatment Planning During a Joint Commission Survey

One of top five findings during a Joint Commission Survey is Treatment Planning. [caption id="attachment_3895" align="aligncenter" width="365"] Treatment Planning is Essential During Survey[/caption] Elements of Performance 1 The element speaks to several essential items that need to be reflected and included in in the Treatment Plans: Assessed needs Assessed strengths Assessed preferences Assessed Goals When one of easiest way to…

THINK YOU CAN NOT AFFORD A CONSULTING FIRM?

ARE YOU GOING TO NEED JOINT COMMISSION ACCREDITATION ? SEACREST RESOURCE CENTER IS OFFERING SMALL ORGANIZATIONS THAT OFFER DUI, PREVENTION, AND OUTPATIENT SERVICES A SPECIAL REDUCED PRICE FOR CONSULTING FEES FOR GROUPS OF 4 ORGANIZATIONS. NOW IS THE TIME TO BE PRO-ACTIVE AND GET AHEAD OF THE NEW DCF REGULATIONS THAT WILL COME INTO EFFECT ON JANUARY 1, 2018. Download…

Is Your Staff and Facility Compliant with New Laws? Seacrest Resource Center Can Help

NEW FLORIDA STATE LAWS HAVE BEEN PASSED! ARE YOUR STAFF AND FACILITY COMPLIANT? SEACREST RESOURCE CENTER HAS BEEN ASSISTING OUR CLIENTS WITH LICENSING, ACCREDITATION AND COMPLIANCE FOR OVER 30 YEARS, AND HAVE RECENTLY ADDED NEW PRODUCTS INCLUDING CPR, ASSISTANCE WITH SELF ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATIONS, FIRST AID AND VARIOUS CONTINUING EDUCATIONAL CREDITS. CONTACT US TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW WE CAN ASSIST YOU AND YOUR STAFF BECOMING 100% COMPLIANT ! CALL TODAY (888)…

Alert on Inadequate Hand-off Communication

This Alert on Inadequate Hand-off Communication is from The Joint Commission.   The Joint Commission Issues New Sentinel Event Alert on Inadequate Hand-off Communication Communication Failures a Major Contributor to Adverse Events in Health Care By: Katie Looze Bronk, Media Relations Specialist Communication failures in U.S. hospitals and medical practices were at least partly responsible for 30 percent of all malpractice claims…

Quality Assurance Matters to a Health Care Manager

If you think of quality  assurance solely in industrial settings, think again. The assurance of quality is a hallmark of health care and, with the adoption of pay-for-performance and evidenced-based medicine, it is becoming more important and more visible. In healthcare institutions, quality assurance (QA) teams work throughout the system to design policies and procedures that promote the best possible patient…

Improving Access to Home Care

This is an Article from The Joint Commission Quick Safety Issue 36.   Studies have shown that patients who receive home health care after being discharged from the hospital are less likely to be readmitted, and other studies show patients who receive home health care report better quality of life. A recent analysis of 26 international randomized controlled trials concluded…

Time is Now to Implement Hurricane Disaster Preparedness and Response Plan

Part of any behavioral health and addiction treatment provider that goes threw accreditation and licensure,  is to prepare, plan and respond to any natural disaster.  Hurricane Irma is an “extremely dangerous” Category 5, barreling toward the northern Lesser Antilles and Southern Florida. It’s already the strongest hurricane ever recorded outside the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, and it’s likely to make landfall…

Are You Looking to Become Joint Commission Accredited?

Are You Looking to Become Joint Commission Accredited? Seacrest Resource Center, Inc. is your one stop shop for all your accreditation and licensing needs. Call (888) 576-8373 today to schedule your free consultation to see what your facility needs to attain Joint Commission Accreditation or to prepare for your facilities Triennial. Here are some Benefits of Joint Commission Accreditation. Helps…

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