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2018 Comprehensive Certification Manual for Disease-Specific Care Including Advanced Programs for DS
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2018 Comprehensive Certification Manual for Disease Specific Care Including Advanced Programs for DSC Certification

ISBN# 9781635850154

All the DSC  standards―foundational and advanced!
Release Date: October 2017. 6"x9" Soft cover. Spiral-bound. 686 pages.

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Product Description

Product Description

The 2018 Comprehensive Certification Manual for Disease-Specific Care Certification Including Advanced Programs for Disease-Specific Care Certification features everything your disease-specific care program needs to attain or retain foundational or advanced certification. This certification manual provides the key information your program, organization, or firm needs to achieve and maintain continuous standards compliance and experience operational improvement. 
In 2018, The Joint Commission implemented a new scoring method called the SAFER Matrix. The Comprehensive Certification Manual for Disease-Specific Care Certification 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.
Key Topics:
  • "Gold tab" foundational standards and certification participation requirements for basic disease-specific care certification and standards chapters for the eleven advanced disease-specific care certification programs effective January 1, 2018
  • "Blue tab" chapters with details about The Joint Commission’s certification process, performance improvement, sentinel events, and more
  • Keys to successfully using the manual to be prepared for onsite review
Key Features:
  • Color-coded blue and gold tabs allow you to find exactly what you need when you need it, allowing you to focus on the most applicable requirements
  • "What's New" summary of changes made since the previous print edition
  • Icons to help navigate documentation requirements 
  • Softcover, spiral-bound book
Standards: All foundational and advanced disease-specific care standards
Setting: Clinical programs across the continuum of care that provide care and services for virtually any chronic disease or condition, including for the advanced certification programs listed below
Please Note: We do not offer print manuals for all Joint Commission certification programs. If you are interested in certification standards for comprehensive cardiac care, health care staffing services, integrated care, medication compounding, palliative care, patient blood management, or perinatal care, they are available only electronically through the E-dition found on your Joint Commission ConnectTM extranet site or available for purchase. If you are interested in Primary Care Medical Home or Behavioral Health Home certification, please click here and choose your health care setting, ambulatory care, behavioral health care, critical access hospital, or hospital.
Key Audience: Staff responsible for certification, compliance, patient safety, performance measurement, or quality improvement in a program seeking or maintaing advanced DSC certification including:
  • Acute Stroke Ready Hospital 
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Heart Failure
  • Inpatient Diabetes Care
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Primary Stroke Center
  • Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement 
  • Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC)
  • Ventricular Assist Device Destination Therapy
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