2019 Environment of Care/Life Safety Webinar Series
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U.S. Standards
CJCP Credits

2019 Environment of Care/Life Safety Webinar Series


Start Date:
3/13/2019 12:00 PM

Continuing education is available for one year after each live session.

Live sessions will take place at 12:00 - 1:00 PM Central Standard Time (CST) on:
March 13, 2019 - Expires: March 13, 2020
June 26, 2019 - Expires: June 26, 2020
September 18, 2019 - Expires: September 18, 2020
December 11, 2019 - Expires: December 11, 2020

To participate, you can join the series at any time. Previous recordings will be made available on-demand after the live sessions.

The Environment of Care/Life Safety Series is an educational offering designed for unlimited use at one facility only. Special healthcare system discounts are available upon request.

Product Description

Product Description

Target Audience

This activity is relevant to all organization staff, but particularly those responsible for the environment of care, emergency management, and life safety-related activities, including safety officers and committees, engineering staff, department managers and supervisors. This also incldues facilities management professionals, environmental architects, risk and accreditation managers, and quality managers and directors.

In-depth presentations by a cadre of Joint Commission engineers will identify the most common EC/LS and EM challenging issues, discuss strategies for achieving compliance, challenging standards, and address recent changes from The Joint Commission, including deleted and consolidated hospital requirements. You will also hear about the adoption of the 2012 Life Safety Code® by CMS, lessons learned to date, and how it has or may change practices within your organization. Within this series, various hot topics are discussed including ligature, and ligature risks, sterilization, and preparing for emergencies.  Be on top of environmental preparedness with knowledge acquired by participation in this important webinar series. 

After completing this activity, the participant should be able to:
  1. Identify the life safety and environment of care issues that have been traditionally challenging for healthcare organizations
  2. Explain life safety and environment of care strategies for achieving compliance
  3. Discuss new information related to life safety and environment of care
Webinar Schedule

Webinar Schedule

Part 1 - Wednesday, March 13, 2019 (recording now available)
Post Survey Process: Time Limited Waivers, Survey-related Plan for Improvement (SPFI), Equivalencies, Evidence
12:00 - 1:00 pm Central Time
Subject: Content for this webinar includes: post survey processes, time limited waivers, plans for improvement, equivalencies, and tips for Evidence of Standards Compliance
Faculty: Joseph V. Bellino, MS, CHPA CHEM, Engineer, Department of Engineering, The Joint Commission
            Andrea Brown, PhD, Medical Physicist, Department of Engineering, The Joint Commission
Part 2 - Wednesday, June 26, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 pm Central Time
Subject: Content for this webinar includes: Ligature and the Ligature Facility Extension Request (LFER) process (#1 scored EP). Risk assessment is a key component for preparedness, know the EPs being score, ligature risks, actions to implement plans, understanding of a citing, all the while obtaining practical guidance.
Faculty: Herman A. McKenzie, MBA, CHSP, Engineer, Department of Engineering, The Joint Commission
Part 3 - Wednesday, September 18, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 pm Central Time
Subject: Content for this webinar includes: a focus on critical pressure relations (#2 scored EP), RPT's, re-locateable power taps, and single room sterilizing, all hot topics resulting in frequently asked questions received from the field.
Faculty: John Raisch, CHFM, Engineer, Department of Engineering, The Joint Commission
            Richard “Dick” Dick Gudkese, CHFM, Surveyor, The Joint Commission
Part 4 - Wednesday, December 11, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 pm Central Time
Subject: Content for this webinar includes: The Joint Commission’s Emergency Management (EM) standards, preparing for survey and the EC leader’s role in preparation. While the emergency management standards apply organization-wide, there are many proactive steps that need to be taken into account for success and the challenges are based on the organization’s individual analysis. This webinar will not only review the standards, but will review emergency preparedness plans, the emergency preparedness committee and representation, and readiness for the unplanned.
Faculty: Kenneth J. Hébert Jr., MAOM, BS, Engineer, Standards Interpretation Group (SIG), The Joint Commission
This schedule is subject to change.


Andrea Browne, PhD
Medical Physicist
Department of Engineering
The Joint Commission

Kenneth J. Hebert Jr., MAOM, BS
Standards Interpretation Group
The Joint Commission

Joseph V. Bellino, MS, CHPA, CHEM
Department of Engineering
The Joint Commission

Herman A. McKenzie, MBA, CHSP
Department of Engineering
The Joint Commission

Richard Gudkese, CHFM
Standards Interpretation Group
The Joint Commission

Continuing Education

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:

  • ACHE: 1 hour for each session
  • CJCP: 1 CJCP Credit Hour Towards Recertification for each session

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


Joint Commission is authorized to award pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for programs toward advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in select programs wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants should log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.

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:
Joint Commission Resources 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.

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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.

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