Certification manuals provide the key information your program, organization, or firm needs to achieve and maintain continuous standards compliance and experience operational improvement. In 2017, The Joint Commission is unrolling a new scoring method called the SAFER Matrix. Each certification manual describes the revised process and includes all the certification requirements that must be met to achieve The Gold Seal of Approval®. Both disease-specific care certification manuals include all of the foundational requirements for basic certification; only the advanced (comprehensive) certification manual includes the 10 advanced programs for disease-specific care.
Please note: We do not offer print manuals for all Joint Commission certification programs. If you are interested in the certification standards for health care staffing services, integrated care, patient blood management, or perinatal care, please consider the E-dition
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