Program Description
As domestic and global threats evolve, from weather-related events, to infectious diseases, to intensified terrorist attacks, it becomes ever more critical for healthcare organizations to engage in an all-hazards approach to emergency preparedness that will allow them to quickly adapt to new and unanticipated threats and emergencies.

Rather than managing planning initiatives for a multitude of threat scenarios, all-hazards planning focuses on developing capacities and capabilities that are critical to preparedness for a full spectrum of emergencies or disasters. Thus, all-hazards planning does not specifically address every possible threat, but ensures that hospitals and all other providers will have the capacity to address a broad range of emergencies.

Through expert panel discussion, this 60-minute activity focuses on how to prepare for surveys related to all-hazards planning, with an emphasis on active shooter exercises. Also discussed are citations that occur with these surveys, as well as comparing and contrasting The Joint Commission (TJC) and CMS requirements for emergency management/preparedness

​After completing this module, the participant should be able to:
  • Describe the differences and similarities between TJC and CMS requirements for emergency management/preparedness.
  • Identify some of the top citations found during surveys by TJC and CMS specific to emergency management/preparedness. 
  • Discuss ways to design an active shooter / violent intruder table-top exercise and transition from a table-top exercise to a functional exercise.

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

Lisa Hardesty, MA, CFI-I, CHSP, HEM
Principal Consultant
Joint Commission Resources

Vincent Avenatti, CFPCA, NFPA, ICC
Life Safety Code® Specialist
CMS Consultant
Joint Commission Resources

Lew Soloff, MD
Physician 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.

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

*An email was sent out on May 24, 2019 announcing the title change for the June program. We apologize for any inconvenience resulting from this title change. Please contact our customer care team at 888-219-4678 if you have additional questions.

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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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): 
Emergency Management/Emergency Preparedness: 
All-Hazards Approach

Premiere Date:
Thursday, June 27, 2019