When visiting a hospital, surveyors use this worksheet to confirm an organization’s compliance with the QAPI CoPs. Use it to test your facility before surveyors arrive.

An article on high reliability and The Joint Commission’s ORO 2.0 assessment tools and resource library.

A checklist to see if staff are using the checklists you give them

Use forms such as these to develop a list of the clinical contracts that Joint Commission surveyors might ask to review, along with the non-clinical contracts the CMS has shown an interest in.

Surveyors continue to focus on the monitoring of contracted services. This article and accompanying checklists shows you how to get on top of it.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency offers this checklist to use as you review your orders of command succession, which is required for your emergency preparedness planning.

Project management tool to help the accreditation coordinator monitor compliance activities.

Last minute check for organization to use when surveyors arrive to rapidly remedy any areas of non-compliance

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.

A case study on implementing universal suicide screening in your facility.