2020 JC Hospital Accreditation Standards Update

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Friday, October 02, 2020 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM   iCalendar

Hospital Accreditation Standards Update
Virtual Educational Activity
October 2, 2020
8am - 4pm
This activity is jointly sponsored by AXIS Medical Education and the North Carolina Healthcare Associaiton

Even though the number of changes to the Joint Commission Hospital Standards are few in 2020, some topics continue to be problematic related to suicide screening, environmental and infection control risk assessments, sterile processing and sterile compounding. The identified topics are still challenging for hospitals to attain and maintain compliance on a consistent basis. Because of staff turnover throughout organizations, it remains important to revisit preparation strategies that can assist those new to their positions as well as reinforce items to seasoned staff.

By attending the Joint Commission Update 2020, it will help you to promote participant networking and provide information needed to understand and heighten awareness of new standards, continued problematic standards and requirements for improvement that are being scored during Joint Commission Surveys.

Target Audience
Hospital and Health System Joint Commission Coordinators, Compliance Officers, Nursing Directors, Quality Improvement Directors, Risk Manager and Safety Directors and those responsible for coordinating or implementing The Joint Commission hospital accreditation and standards compliance

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the changes in the Joint Commission Hospital Standard 2020-2021
  • Explain most commonly scored JC findings for the first half of 2020
  • Identify preparation strategies related to JC survey
  • Distinguish challenging standards related to Infection Control
  • Identify the development of monitoring of the Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) process for construction projects
  • Summarize challenging standards and strategies for Environmental Suicide Risks Assessments
  • Summarize challenging standards related to Sterile Compounding

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Sharon L. Courage, MPH, RN, Courage Healthcare Consulting
Sharon is an experienced healthcare professional in performance improvement and patient safety, infection control, case management, credentialing, consulting, program development, strategic planning and regulatory compliance. Sharon has developed and managed organizational programs that improved quality of care and customer satisfaction, enhanced reimbursement and met regulatory requirements. Courage Health Consulting provides consulting services for a diverse client population including acute and long-term acute care. Specialty areas include performance improvement, patient safety and risk management, infection control, program assessment, accreditation preparation, assistance with the development and implementation of regulatory plans of correction, electronic medical record documentation simplification and more. Prior to her current consulting role, Sharon provided consulting services for over 10 years with The Greeley Company and had previously worked as Director of Quality/ Risk Management at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, MA.


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