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US Joint Commission surveys to include safety briefings in 2023

The US Joint Commission will hold a safety briefing with healthcare organisations at the start of every accreditation survey starting in 2023, the organisation has said.

Site surveyors and staff members preselected by the healthcare organisation will conduct an informal, five-minute briefing to discuss any potential safety concerns — such as fires, an active shooter scenario or other emergencies — and how surveyors should react if safety plans are implemented while they are on site. 

 The change takes effect 1 January 2023 and applies to all accreditation surveys performed by the organisation. 

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Source: Becker's Hospital Review, 13 December 2022


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