JCAHO Offers Educational Programs for Hospital Settings

Joint Commission Resources (JCR) is offering a number of educational programs for hospital settings. JCR is a subsidiary of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

The programs are as follows:

"JCAHO Credentialing and Medical Staff Issues"

November 4, 2002

Elkridge, Md. (Baltimore)

Fee: $525

Sponsor: Maryland Healthcare Education Institute

(410) 379.6200

December 4, 2002

Greensboro, N.C.

Fee: $495

Sponsor: North Carolina Hospital Association

(919) 677.4245

Course description: Learn how to develop and maintain systems to achieve ongoing compliance with Joint Commission medical staff standards, including changes for 2003.

"JCAHO Hospital Accreditation Standards and Survey Process: The Advanced

Course"

November 4, 2002

Hebron, Ky. (Cincinnati)

Fee: $450

Sponsor: Greater Cincinnati Health Council

(513) 531-0200

November 7, 2002

Princeton, N.J.

Fee: $460

Sponsor: New Jersey Hospital Association/HRET

(609) 275-4148

Course description: Designed for hospital professionals with significant experience with Joint Commission standards, this program examines standards revisions and discusses problem areas from recent hospital surveys, plus updates on changing survey process activities.

"Innovative Approach to JCAHO Survey Preparation"

November 18-21, 2002

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

Fee: $1,790

Early Bird: $1,690

Sponsor: Joint Commission Resources

(877) 223-6866

Course description: This four-day, limited-enrollment program presents an intensive review of Joint Commission standards, survey preparation and performance improvement.

"Joint Commission and CMS: Understanding the Requirements for Hospitals"

December 2, 2002

Chicago, Ill.

Fee: $475

Early Bird: $440

Sponsor: Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council

(312) 906-6167

Course description: This program examines the common requirements in JCAHO standards and CMS Conditions of Participation, how to comply with both, and how to prepare for both surveys without duplicating efforts.

"Take Charge: Medical Staff's Role in Successful JCAHO Accreditation

November 16-17, 2002

Phoenix, Ariz.

Fee: $650

Sponsor: Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association"

(602) 445-4300

December 7-8, 2002

New Orleans, La.

Fee: $630

Sponsor: Louisiana Hospital Association

(225) 928-0026

Course description: This program examines JCAHO hospital standards from the medical staff's perspective, including the medical staff leadership's role and participation in improving performance throughout the hospital.

"JCAHO's Perspective: Using Data to Improve Staffing Effectiveness"

November 22, 2002

Austin, Texas

Fee: $475

Sponsor: Texas Hospital Association

(512) 465.1012

Course descriptive: Learn about the Joint Commission's new staffing effectiveness standards. This program will address how to utilize screening indicators and key aspects of developing a staffing plan.

"Joint Commission Resources (JCR) is offering a number of educational programs for multiple health care settings:

Information Management: Practical Strategies for Implementing the JCAHO Information Management Standards"

November 8, 2002

Miami, Fla.

Fee: $460

Early Bird: $430

Sponsor: Cross Country University

(888) 342.5277

Course description: Explore what Joint Commission surveyors expect and what you can do to ensure continuous compliance with Management of Information standards. This program includes an update on HIPAA and privacy rules.

"Managing the Risks of Hazards in Healthcare: OSHA/Joint Commission Update"

November 19, 2002

Princeton, N.J.

Fee: $460

Early Bird: $430

Sponsor: New Jersey Hospital Association/HRET

(609) 275-4180

Course description: Learn how to comply with both OSHA and Joint Commission requirements without duplicating efforts.

"JCAHO Patient Safety Standards: Designing Safer Healthcare Systems"

November 15, 2002

Hebron, Ky. (Cincinnati)

Fee: $480

Early Bird: $445

Sponsor: Greater Cincinnati Health Council

(513) 531.0200

December 6, 2002

Phoenix, Ariz.

Fee: $490

Early Bird: $455

Sponsor: Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association

(602) 445-4300

Course description: This program assists organizations in creating a culture of safety by exploring errors in health care and discussing how they can be prevented. (Patient safety standards are effective 2003 for the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Long Term Care.)

"JCAHO's National Conference on Quality & Safety in Healthcare"

December 11-13, 2002

Chicago, Ill.

Fee: $795

Early Bird: $670

Sponsor: Joint Commission Resources

(877) 223.6866

Course description: Explore strategies for safe, quality patient care, including discussions on creating a culture of safety, improving staffing effectiveness and implementing emergency management standards.

"Applying NFPA 101 Life Safety Code to the JCAHO Statement of Conditions"

November 13-15, 2002

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

Fee: $880

Sponsor: Joint Commission Resources

(877) 223.6866

Coiurse description: Jointly developed by JCAHO and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), this three-day seminar focuses on both environment of care standards for hospitals and Statement of Conditions compliance based on the Life Safety Code.

Source: JCAHO

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