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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) - Immediate Jeopardy: Avoiding the Threat
Premiere Date:
Thursday, December 21st, 2017
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM CT
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM MT
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PT

Program Description
Immediate Jeopardy is a crisis situation in which the health and safety of (an) individual(s) is/are at risk. An Immediate Jeopardy finding indicates that surveyors have ascertained significant deviation from the standards of compliance as outlined in the Conditions of Participation (CoP) as to constitute an immediate potential threat to patient safety and health. 

This 60-minute program features Joint Commission experts who share the components of an Immediate Jeopardy, the principles of an Immediate Jeopardy, the survey process to confirm an Immediate Jeopardy, and the implication of an Immediate Jeopardy finding. 

After completing this activity, the participant should be able to: 
  • Identify the components of an Immediate Jeopardy.
  • Understand the principles behind an Immediate Jeopardy. 
  • Describe how the survey process is used to confirm an Immediate Jeopardy.

Target Audience
This activity is relevant to all healthcare leaders, the entire hospital and medical staff, risk management professionals, performance improvement (PI) directors/Joint Commission coordinators, and nurse managers/directors.

Kathleen F. DeMarcky, MPA, BSN, RN
CMS Consultant
Joint Commission Resources

Joanne M. Salsgiver, MHA, BS, RN
CMS Consultant
Joint Commission Resources

These presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with corporate organizations that either provide educational grants to this program or may be referenced in this activity. These presenters have also attested that their discussions will not include any unapproved or off-label use of products.

Accreditation Information:
The Joint Commission is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME-AMA PRA Category 1 ™), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Note: No ACPE credit was provided for this program.

The Joint Commission is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 6381, for 1 contact hour.

The Joint Commission is authorized to award 1.0 contact hour of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.

This activity has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) for 1.0 Certified Professional Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) credit. 

The Joint Commission Enterprise has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

This education offering qualifies for 1.0 Certified Joint Commission Professional (CJCP) credit hours towards CJCP recertification. In order to obtain CJCP credit hours, an individual must first be certified before they start acquiring CJCP credit hours. CJCP credit hours will not be retroactive.

Full attendance at every session is a prerequisite for receiving full continuing education credits. If a participant needs to leave early, his or her continuing education credits will be reduced.

Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following:
  • View the presentation and read the accompanying Resource Guide.
  • Complete the online Evaluation Form and Post Test.
  • A CE certificate/statement of credit can be printed online following successful completion of the Post Test and the Evaluation Form.