Implementing the Joint Commission's Infectious Disease Requirements

Lisa Dumkow, PharmD, BCIDP, discusses some techniques for successfully implementing the Joint Commission's newest requirements. This video was filmed at the ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) 54th Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition in Las Vegas.

Lisa Dumkow, PharmD, BCIDP, discusses some techniques for successfully implementing the Joint Commission's newest requirements. This video was filmed at the ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) 54th Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition in Las Vegas.

Lisa Dumkow, PharmD, BCIDP: The Joint Comission has 5 different elements of performance that they are expecting to be implemented, and these are modeled after the CDC’s 4 core elements of performance for outpatient stewardship programs. The first and foremost is having a leadership commitment, so be that an ID pharmacist, physician, or an outpatient ambulatory care pharmacist or physician, someone needs to be responsible for leading that charge in the outpatient setting. Other performance standards have to do with knowing your data, being able to share that with prescribers, and then giving that feedback to them to make changes. So, having that annual goal set based on your data as well.