A list of websites with good information on regulatory, accreditation and patient safety topics. Save this list to your computer and add to it as you grow into your role.

A short article on what to expect during your first 100 days on the job as an accreditation professional.

National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) are one of the ways The Joint Commission highlights major problem areas in patient safety. Even if you’re not Joint Commission accredited, it’s a good idea to look at the NPSGs to see what major health concerns are.

A full edition of Briefings on Accreditation & Quality, a  HCPro newsletter on healthcare regulations and quality. Contains articles on Immediate Jeopardy, Life Safety Code clarifications, and a Accreditation 101 Q&A.

Appendix A just deals with hospitals. If you work for a different type of facility, use this table of contents to find the appendix you need.

An 11-page report on average salaries for accreditation professionals in 2017, along with demographics and other stats. Click here to see the 2019 report

Tracers are meant to simulate real surveys so you can test yourself. This is an example of what an inpatient tracer should look like.

You’ll need to set up a command center during surveys, where you and your team can coordinate on documents, problems, and updates. This document will help you ensure that all issues that come up are marked down so you can resolve them.