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Ambulatory Care Accreditation Essentials: March 27-28, 2019
Event Description

Event Description:

It is important to attend the Ambulatory Accreditation Essentials in 2019, a two-day seminar presented by ambulatory surveyors. Not only does this program present challenging ambulatory care standards, it offers ideas and solutions. A variety of issues related to compliance with infection control and safe medication handling expectations in both primary and specialty care settings will be discussed. The impact of the SAFER™ Matrix on Ambulatory surveys and an update on challenges facing outpatient hospital-based sleep labs is included.  Please join us!

Who Should Attend?

RNs, Physicians, and other clinicians and non-clinicians like Administrators, Risk Managers, Facility Managers, Patient Safety Officers, etc., who may direct, coordinate and/or implement processes for compliance with Ambulatory Heath Care Accreditation survey and/or standard processes, as warranted by their job description and/or job responsibilities. They may work in these types of Ambulatory Heath Care Settings: Ambulatory surgery, community health, dental settings, primary care, office-based surgery, diagnostic imaging, telehealth, convenient care, urgent care, kidney care, sleep services or other ambulatory care settings. 


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What You Will Learn:

Compliance strategies and tips related to Ambulatory Heath Care Accreditation standards and processes of The Joint Commission.

Start and End Times
Day #1: March 27th, 2019

7:30 - 8:00 am

 Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

 Please see program Agenda for specifics

Day #2: March 28th, 2019

7:30 - 8:00 am

 Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

 Please see program Agenda for specifics


Tropicana Hotel Las Vegas 1301 Las Vegas BoulevardLas Vegas, NV 89109More Details
Room Rate: $119 + $15 Resort Fee Single/DoubleCut-off date: 3/4/2019Call for Special Rates: More Details

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Ambulatory Care Accreditation Essentials: March 27-28, 2019


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(Agenda and speakers are subject to change. Last updated February 15, 2019.)
Program Objectives
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to: 
1. Identify a hot topic in The Joint Commission survey process.
2. Translate the changes related to The Joint Commission’s standards and survey process into your organization’s ongoing survey readiness activities.
3. Discuss at least two National Patient Safety Goals of The Joint Commission.
4. Recall compliance tips related to the Environment of Care, Emergency Management and/or Life Safety Code standards, as it applies to your ambulatory setting.
5. Implement strategies for complying with new and challenging standards in your practice setting(s).


Jay Afrow
Field Representative
Ambulatory Care
The Joint Commission
Lisa Hardesty
Field Representative
Ambulatory Care
The Joint Commission
Department of Engineering
The Joint Commission
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Thank you for supporting JCR’s paperless initiative for our education programs. Here are some tips for your learning success:
  • Bring your fully charged electronic device (laptop, tablet, etc.) with you to the program so that you can access the program materials and take notes.
  • Download/access program materials from the event app. Click here for instructions on how to download the event app and access these materials. 1-2 weeks before your program, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the program materials. And, those materials will continue to be available to you post-program, on both the event app and the JCR Learning Management System (LMS).
  • If you prefer hard-copy program materials, please print before the program and bring with you. There will be no hard-copy program materials provided on site, other than the agenda itself.
  • Full-text requirements books (with relevant Joint Commission standards for the program) will no longer be provided, either in hard copy or electronically. Please plan accordingly if you want to reference the standards during the program (for example, bring your own manual or plan to access E-dition).  
  • Come ready to learn, network with peers, and be prepared for 2019 compliance challenges.

Tropicana Hotel Las Vegas 1301 Las Vegas BoulevardLas Vegas, NV 89109More Details
Room Rate: $119 + $15 Resort Fee Single/DoubleCut-off date: 3/4/2019Call for Special Rates: More Details

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Location Details

Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel
3801 Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Room Rate: $119 + $15 Resort Fee
Cut-off Date: 3/4/2019
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Continuing Education

Because regulations and guidelines do change, it is a good idea to check for updates from your state, county or city on a regular basis and always before registering for a specific course to make sure it will be acceptable for your license/certification renewal

Summary of Continuing Education contact hours awarded for this program:

  • ACCME: 13.75 CME - AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).
  • ANCC: 13.75 CE
  • ACHE: 13.75 CE
  • CJCP: 13.75 Credit Hours Toward Recertification

The Joint Commission is accredited to provide continuing education credit/hours by the following organizations:

The Joint Commission is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The Joint Commission is authorized to award X hours or pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives.  Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting an application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.

CJCP® (Certified Joint Commission Professional®):

To obtain CJCP credit hours, individuals must first be certified before they may start acquiring CJCP credit hours. CJCP credit hours will not be retroactive. CJCP professionals are required to maintain 30 CJCP credit hours within their three-year certification period.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  • Full attendance at every session is a prerequisite for receiving full continuing education credits
  • Completion of program evaluation form

Conflict of Interest:
The Joint Commission maintains control over all continuing education content provided to ensure content integrity and minimize educational bias.  All education planners, faculty, content reviewers, authors and other involved with continuing education activities disclose any influencing relationships, or lack thereof including financial or commercial interests. Joint Commission ensures the accuracy and consistency of the application of accreditation criteria to ensure appropriateness of relationships and affiliations that may impact education content.

The designation of contact hours, credits, and/or approval of this activity refers to the recognition of the educational activity only and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product. The information presented at this program represents the views and opinions of individual presenters, and does not reflect the policies, opinions, endorsement of, or promotion by JCR or any accrediting/approving bodies affiliated with this program.

Clinicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Joint Commission takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this educational activity.

Privacy and Security of Learner’s Record:
All continuing education records, including personal information (PII) and learning accomplishments are secured. Records are released with the written permission and notification of the learner.

What is a Continuing Education Unit?

Through the Continuing Education Unit System, you receive formal recognition for improving your knowledge and skills by completing Joint Commission seminars.

Under the CEU system, one unit is awarded for completion of 10 hours of participation in our seminars and conferences in an organized, continuing education experience that provides responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction.

What does the CEU mean to you and your career?
You receive immediate recognition for your career development efforts. A CEU certificate suitable from framing will be sent to you upon satisfactory completion of the Joint Commission seminar you have attended.

The CEU system…

  • Allows you to build a permanent record of achievement as you take part in education or training to further your career.
  • Provides a means for showing supervisors, personnel officers and others an official document that shows you have completed a seminar as part of your preparation for wider responsibilities and higher-level positions.
  • Offers a means for giving official confirmation of your completion of continuing professional education seminars to certification bodies, licensing boards and professional societies.

How many CEUs will you earn for your seminars/conferences you attend and complete the evaluation?

Length of Seminar

CEU Awarded

Maximum Allowable Hours of Absence

5 days


5 hours

4.5 days


4.5 hours

4 days


4 hours

3 days


3 hours

2.5 days


2.5 hours

2 days


2 hours

1 day


1 hour

Note: The exact number of CEUs earned depends on the format and the number of hours in the program. Each program is evaluated separately and the CEU values of some will differ from the values listed above.

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Additional Details

Payments submitted by check take up to 14 days to process.  If you are registering for a program less than 14 days away, please pay with a credit card or your registration may not be received in time and your seat may not be reserved.

Substitutions, Transfers, and Cancellation Policy
Registration is nontransferable between JCR education programs due to variability in program sponsors. If you find that you cannot attend, you may send an alternate in your place.  Please send us the alternate’s full name, title, credentials, address, phone and e-mail address.  In the event of a cancellation, your registration fee, less a $100 processing fee, is refundable, if written notice of cancellation is faxed no later than 30 days prior to the program date.  All alternate or cancellation information should be emailed to for Hospital CMS Basics, Maximizing Hospital Tracer Activities, and Hospital Accreditation Essentials or Marcia White at for Environment of Care Base Camp and Exploring the Life Safety Chapter. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after this date or for any no shows. JCR reserves the right to cancel or reschedule due to unforeseen circumstances.

Joint Commission Resources reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a program due to an insufficient number of registrants or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program must be cancelled, the registration fee will be refunded in full to each registrant. You may verify current program status on our website or by calling JCR Customer Service at 877-223-6866.  Neither Joint Commission Resources nor The Joint Commission is responsible for a registrant's travel expenses in the event a program is cancelled. Participants should also not depend on registering on site, as some programs may be sold out; in these instances, neither Joint Commission Resources nor The Joint Commission is responsible for travel expenses.  Participants are encouraged to purchase refundable tickets in case a program is cancelled or rescheduled. Participants should also be aware that most airline tickets, including nonrefundable or discounted tickets, can be reissued within one year from the date the original ticket was issued.

Americans with Disabilities Act
If you require any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to attend this Joint Commission Resources program, please call 630-792-5425 or write to the Department of Education, Joint Commission Resources, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.

Program Agendas and Faculty
Agendas are subject to change because we are always striving to improve the quality of your educational experience. Joint Commission Resources may substitute faculty with comparable expertise on rare occasions necessitated by illness, scheduling conflicts, and so forth.

Suggested attire: business casual
Due to the variation in meeting room temperatures and personal preferences, we recommend that you dress in layers for your comfort.