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The Big Book of Joint Commission Checklists
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The Joint Commission Big Book of Checklists

Dozens of downloadable, customizable checklists covering topics from leadership to care of the patient to the physical environment and everything in between!

5 Star Rating from Doody’s Book Review!

Release Date: July 2016. 149 pages.

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Product Description

Product Description

Health care has become increasingly complex in the past few decades. Patients are developing multiple diseases, and they’re living longer too. In response, the health care industry has created new procedures, new technologies, and new medications. In the high-stress reality of many health care settings there are distractions and conflicting demands and staff turnover with no time for training and less and less money to support proper processes. It’s easy to see the need to simplify complex tasks. Yet it must be done in a way that helps make patient care safe and effective. 
 
That’s where checklists come in: They provide a standardized approach to simplifying complex tasks. And standardization is one of the main tenants of highly reliable organizations. When health care providers consistently and correctly adhere to well-developed checklists, those checklists help to ensure that every patient receives safe care based on evidence-based practice.
 
The Joint Commission Big Book of Checklists is chock full of checklists applicable to all accreditation program settings, easily customizable for your organization. Dozens of checklists are included to help you assess risks, make decisions, gather information, and evaluate policies and partners, as well as conduct procedures more safely and consistently. The following types and templates are available in the book, following the mnemonic device of ADEPT:
  • Assessment Checklist: A list of questions asked to check a defined level or status of something to determine if changes need to be made (“Is this okay or not?”)
  • Decision Checklist: A list of questions to ask when making a specific—and often difficult—decision so you don’t forget to ask them (“Have I asked all the questions I need to?”)
  • Evaluation Checklist: A list of criteria, usually in the form of questions, used to determine the quality, value, or merit of something (“Does this have everything it should have?”)
  • Procedure Checklist: A sequential list of steps in a task, used to make sure the task is done consistently and correctly (“Do this and then that”)
  • To-Do Checklist: A list of things to do or collect or consider, in no particular order, so you don’t forget them (“Do I have everything?” or “Have I done all this?”)
The Joint Commission Big Book of Checklists aims to help you find success using checklists by giving you a wide range of checklists of various standardized types to try in your organization. If you have the electronic version, all of them are writeable (you can modify them for internal use) and can be copied for internal use. The print version comes with the checklists and templates on a flash drive. And all reflect the features of well-designed checklists.
 
Key Topics
  • The role of checklists in health care and what makes a good checklist
  • Checklist topics cover continuous compliance and survey readiness, performance improvement, leadership, staffing, care of the patient, records and information technology, infection prevention and control, medication management, and the physical environment
Key Features
  • Dozens of downloadable, customizable checklists 
  • Standardized checklist formats for various purposes, such as risk assessments and safe procedures
  • Introduction to health care checklist use, including implementation
  • A checklist for evaluating checklists and templates to make your own checklists
  • Applicable to all major accreditation program settings—ambulatory, behavioral, critical access hospital, hospital, laboratory, nursing care centers, office-based surgery practices, and home care
  • Reviewed by Joint Commission experts 
  • The softcover book includes a flashdrive with all checklists for downloading, revising, and using in your organization.

Standards: Various accreditation standards (when a checklist focuses on Joint Commission requirements, it is noted as part of the title and/or description of the checklist)

Settings: Ambulatory care, behavioral health care, critical access hospital, home care hospital, laboratory, nursing care centers, and office-based surgery practices
 
Key Audience
  • Accreditation professionals
  • Performance improvement specialists
  • Executive and clinical leadership
  • Infection control practitioners
  • Medication safety officers and patient safety officers
  • Human resources professionals
  • Facility managers


Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a wholly controlled, not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission, is the official publisher and educator of The Joint Commission.

JCR is an expert resource for health care organizations, providing advisory services, educational services and publications to assist in improving quality and safety and to help in meeting the accreditation standards of The Joint Commission. JCR provides advisory services independently from The Joint Commission and in a fully confidential manner.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Legend: AHC, Ambulatory Health Care; BHC, behavioral health care; CAH, critical access hospital; HAP, hospital; LAB, laboratory; NCC, nursing care centers; OBS, office-based surgery practices; OME, home care

 

Section and Checklist Title

Type of Checklist

Accreditation
Programs/Settings

Introduction

 

 

Checklist Evaluation Checklist

Evaluation

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

Continuous Compliance

 

 

Daily Compliance Checklist

To-Do

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, NCC, OBS, OME

Mock Tracer Program Evaluation Checklist

Evaluation

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

Required Written Policies Checklist

To-Do

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

Performance Improvement

 

 

Measurement Evaluation Checklist

Evaluation

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

Proposed PI Projects Decision Checklist

Decision

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

RCA Evaluation Checklist

Evaluation

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB NCC, OBS, OME

RCA Procedure Checklist

Procedure

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

Required PI Documents Checklist

To-Do

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

Sentinel Event Root Causes Assessment Checklist

Assessment

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

Systems and Processes Problems Factors Checklist

To-Do

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

Workflow Assessment Checklist

Assessment

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

Leadership

 

 

Contracted Services Evaluation Checklist

Evaluation

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

Patient Flow Assessment Checklist

Assessment

CAH, HAP

Required Board Review and Approval Checklist

To-Do

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OME

Safety Culture Actions Checklist

To-Do

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

Safety Culture Assessment Checklist

Assessment

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

Safety Culture Policy Evaluation Checklist

Evaluation

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

Staffing and Medical Staff

 

 

FPPE Assessment Checklist

Assessment

CAH, HAP

FPPE Procedure Checklist

Procedure

CAH, HAP

RN Orientation Competency Assessment Checklist

Assessment

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, NCC, OBS, OME

Required Staff Education and Training Checklist

To-Do

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

Staffing Firm Decision Checklist

Decision

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

Care of the Patient

 

 

Discharge Summary Evaluation Checklist

Evaluation

CAH, HAP, NCC, OBS, OME

Interdisciplinary Care Plan Evaluation Checklist

Evaluation

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, NCC, OBS, OME

Required BHC Individual-Served Education and Information Checklist

To-Do

BHC

Required OME Patient Education and Information Checklist

To-Do

OME

Required Patient Education and Information Checklist

To-Do

AHC, CAH, HAP, NCC, OBS

Required Patient Rights and Responsibilities Checklist

To-Do

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, NCC, OBS, OME

Safe Surgery Procedure Checklist

Procedure

CAH, HAP, OBS

Health Information and Technology

 

 

Health Information Policy Evaluation Checklist

Evaluation

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

Health IT Security Decision Checklist

Decision

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

New Technology Decision Checklist

Decision

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

Point-of-Care Medical Record Checklist

To-Do

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, NCC, OBS, OME

Infection Prevention and Control

 

 

Antibiotic Stewardship Program Evaluation Checklist

Evaluation

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, NCC, OBS, OME

Central Line Insertion Procedure Checklist

Procedure

CAH, HAP, NCC

Central Line Maintenance Procedure Checklist

Procedure

CAH, HAP, NCC

Daily Patient Room Cleaning Procedure Checklists

Procedure

CAH, HAP, NCC, OBS

Endoscope Reprocessing Assessment Checklist

Assessment

AHC, CAH, HAP, OBS

Flu Patient Assessment and Procedure Checklist

Assessment / Procedure

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, NCC, OBS, OME

Infectious Disease Response Assessment Checklist

Assessment

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, NCC, OBS, OME

Laundry Practices Infection Control Assessment Checklist

Assessment

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, NCC, OBS, OME

OR Count Discrepancy Procedure Checklist

Procedure

CAH, HAP, OBS

SSI Risk Assessment Checklist

Assessment

AHC, CAH, HAP, OBS

Medication Management

 

 

Emergency Cart Assessment Checklist

Assessment

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, NCC, OBS

Medication Error Investigation Procedure Checklist

Procedure

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, NCC, OBS, OME

Medication Labeling Procedure Checklist

Procedure

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, NCC, OBS, OME

Medication Reconciliation Policy Evaluation Checklist

Evaluation

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, NCC, OBS, OME

Medication Storage and Security Assessment Checklist

Assessment

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, NCC, OBS, OME

Patient Medication Understanding Assessment Checklist

Assessment

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, NCC, OBS, OME

The Physical Environment

 

 

Construction and Design Partner Decision Checklist

Decision

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

Construction Project Plan Procedure Checklist

Procedure

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

Daily Construction Project Assessment Checklist

Assessment

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

Decorations Assessment Checklist

Assessment

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

Disaster Volunteer Procedure Checklist

Procedure

AHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC

Door and Corridor Egress Assessment Checklist

Assessment

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

EC Management Plan Evaluation Checklist

Evaluation

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

EC Management Plan Procedure Checklist

Procedure

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

EC Rounds Assessment Checklist

Assessment

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME

Environmental Hand Hygiene Assessment Checklist

Assessment

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS

Environmental Risks for Suicide Assessment Checklist

Assessment

CAH, HAP

Latch and Label Assessment Checklist

Assessment

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, NCC

Medical Devices Security Assessment and Selection Decision Checklist

Assessment/ Decision

AHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS

 

Required EC Documentation Checklist

To-Do

AHC, BHC, CAH, HAP, LAB, NCC, OBS, OME