November 26, 2018
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In This Issue
Active Shooter Resources Available For Missouri Hospitals
TJC Posts Update To Specifications Manual Addendum 2018B1
Quality and Population Health
Staff Contact: Jackie Gatz
Following last week’s shooting at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, MHA staff are reminding members of several available resources on our website to assist staff with mitigation and preparedness efforts. First, armed violent intruder and active shooter planning tools are available with our hazard-specific preparedness resources. Second, in conjunction with our S.A.F.E.R. Initiative, MHA has developed resources to assist member hospitals with mitigating workplace violence through advocacy, reducing regulatory burden, strengthening partnerships and implementing evidence-based strategies through policy development and staff skill building.
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Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost
Posted to The Joint Commission Performance Measurement System Extranet Track (PET) is an update to Appendix A of version 2018B1 of the Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures. The update includes corrections to Table 11.07, Conditions Possibly Justifying Elective Delivery, and Table 11.10.2, Septicemias or Bacteremias. Version 2018B1 is effective with discharges/encounters dated Jan. 1 through June 30, 2019.
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Amphetamine-related hospitalizations jumped by about 245 percent from 2008 to 2015. That dwarfs the rise in hospitalizations from other drugs, such as opioids, which were up by about 46 percent.
Source: Kaiser Health News/Time