Healthcare News & Insights

Joint Commission warns against fatigue’s role in adverse events

Longer shifts aren’t just a pain for doctors and nurses — they’re putting patients at risk. 

Joint Commission warns: Suicide risk extends outside the ER and psych wards

A new Sentinel Event Alert from the Joint Commission warns health care providers that non-psychiatric patients are committing suicide in a variety of inpatient units.

Violence on the rise at health care facilities

Hospitals and doctors’ offices are supposed to be places to heal — not to be attacked. But the Joint Commission warns that health care providers are seeing more violence at their facilities.

Updated sentinel event stats for ’09

Here’s the latest data on the 10 most frequently reported sentinel events as tracked by JCAHO.