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Understanding Life Safety Standards: An Update

Premiere Date:
Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
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
The Joint Commission (TJC) has identified the need to increase the field’s awareness and understanding of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA’s) Life Safety Code (NFPA 101-2012). TJC has rewritten the “Life Safety” (LS) chapter to align with the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code (NFPA 101-2012) and Health Care Facilities Code (NFPA 99-2012), and it has made changes to the “Environment of Care” (EC) chapter as well. In September 2016, the United States Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued K-Tags; in response, The Joint Commission created a second iteration of elements of performance (EPs) that it expects to be published in early 2018. 

Through in-depth expert discussion, this 60-minute live event analyzes and explains the updates to the Statement of Conditions (SOC) and LS chapter, as well as the most common standards compliance issues related to life safety.

After completing this activity, the participant should be able to:
  • Identify the modifications to the SOC.
  • Describe the changes to the LS chapter, and how these changes impact compliance.
  • Identify the most common compliance issues related to life safety.

Target Audience
This activity is relevant to all hospital staff, medical staff, volunteers, and contracted staff, particularly those responsible for life safety-related activities, including safety officers and committees, engineering staff, facility managers, department managers and supervisors, performance improvement (PI) staff, training and education staff, and risk managers.

Kenneth Monroe, PE, MBA, CHC, PMP
Senior Associate Director, Standards Interpretation Group
The Joint Commission

John D. Maurer, SASHE, CHFM, CHSP
Department of Engineering
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.

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.