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  • The Joint Commission Adopts New Resuscitation Standards

    The Joint Commission adopted new and revised resuscitation standards that will apply to Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) effective January 1, 2022. These requirements aim to strengthen resuscitation and post-resuscitation care processes by reducing unnecessary variations in practice and requiring hospitals to adopt a more proactive internal review of data to seek continuous learning improvements in order to maximize patient survival with the best possible neurological outcomes. The standards also aim to reduce unnecessary practice variation and motivate hospitals to adopt a proactive, responsive approach to resuscitation and post-resuscitation care to “maximize patient survival with the best possible neurological outcomes.”  Several critical factors will be addressed in the new resuscitation standards including training quality, evidence-based protocol adherence, data collection, and quality control and case review mechanisms.