The JCRQSN program is a monthly series of video conference training sessions produced by 
Joint Commission Resources  (JCR) in partnership with The Wellness Network.  The Wellness Network is 
the distributor of the series and has no  influence on the content.  

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Complying with the Most Challenging Joint Commission Standards
Premiere Date:
Thursday, October 26, 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
Each year, The Joint Commission collects and analyzes standards compliance data to identify areas that accredited organizations and certified programs find most challenging. Equipped with these data, The Joint Commission can do the following:

  • Identify trends.
  • Focus education on these requirements.
  • Update accreditation and certification manuals, as needed.
  • Compare compliance data against data that it collects on standards inquiries from accredited or certified organizations to determine any correlation.

Through expert panel discussion and video case studies, this 60-minute program addresses the most recent challenging standards and provides examples of how your peer organizations are meeting these challenges.  

After completing this activity, the participant should be able to:
  • List The Joint Commission hospital standards identified as the most challenging for the field.
  • Implement practical solutions to help meet the challenges posed by the currently most-cited requirements: those related to high-level disinfection and sterilization (IC.02.02.01) and management of ligature risks (EC.02.06.01).
  • Create a work plan for implementing these solutions within your organization.

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

Randy Blanchard, DNP, MBA, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, CJCP
Joint Commission Resources

Susan Hill, RN, MA
Nurse Surveyor
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.

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.

Live activity ACPE #0573-0000-17-039-L05-P; Enduring ACPE #0573-0000-17-039-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 the listed hours 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 who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants should log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.

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