The arrival of 2018 means implementation of changes to the accreditation process, the standards, and elements of performance (EP). It is critical for hospital leaders and accreditation managers to stay up to date with these changes.
In this program, experts educate you about these new requirements and help you assess your organization’s compliance. This program also focuses on key changes in The Joint Commission's accreditation process, as well as updated and revised details on new survey activities, sample tracers to address hospital priority focus areas and clinical/service groups, and sample survey agendas.
This 60-minute program features Joint Commission experts who share the new and revised standards, as well as the accreditation process revisions–with practical, up-to-date information to help all levels of hospital staff to maintain a state of constant survey readiness.
After completing this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the new and revised standards for hospitals for 2018.
- List strategies to meet those standards identified as compliance challenges.
- Identify changes in the survey process for 2018.
This program is relevant to medical staff, organization leaders, managers and supervisors, and staff responsible for performance improvement (PI), patient safety, and risk management initiatives.
David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP
Executive Vice President
Division of Health Care Quality Evaluation
The Joint Commission
Accreditation Systems Integration
The Joint Commission
Lisa Prytula, MNA, RN-BC
Director, Clinical Standards Interpretation
Division of Healthcare Improvement
The Joint Commission
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.
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.
Live activity ACPE # 0573-0000-17-041-L05-P; Enduring ACPE # 0573-0000-17-041-H05-P
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.