The Toolkit for New Accreditation Professionals, 3rd Edition will lead accreditation professionals through the Joint Commission accreditation cycle and survey process—from the Electronic Application for Accreditation to the survey and accreditation decision and beyond into continuous compliance. It introduces you to Key Concepts, with activities to get you started applying those concepts in your everyday responsibilities. It also provides more than 40 ready-to-use tools linked from those activities.
The toolkit is divided into four parts:
New accreditation professionals will find a wealth of information to help them understand how Joint Commission accreditation works and focus compliance activities on the core concepts embedded in the standards. Veteran professionals also can use this book to educate and mentor staff and teams about The Joint Commission.
This third edition of the toolkit has been fully updated and expanded with more information about The Joint Commission, accreditation cycle, and survey process. In addition, we have updated content focusing on performance measure data and core standards concepts to reflect changes since the last edition. Dozens of tools are included that have been vetted by Joint Commission staff—each one able to be downloaded and customized.
Standards: All standards.
Setting: Ambulatory Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Hospital, Office-Based Surgery, Nursing Care Centers, Laboratory.