2024 Comprehensive Certification Manual for Disease-Specific Care Including Advanced Programs for DSC Certification

Continuous standards compliance starts with staff who know what The Joint Commission requires. This PDF certification manual includes everything your disease-specific program needs for continuous compliance—all the core and advanced DSC standards.

Release Date: November 15, 2023. PDF. Approximately 800 pages. 

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2024 Comprehensive Certification Manual for Disease Specific Care Including Advanced Programs for DS
  • 2024 Comprehensive Certification Manual for Disease Specific Care Including Advanced Programs for DS
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Product Description

Product Description

The 2024 Comprehensive Certification Manual for Disease-Specific Care features everything your disease-specific care program needs to attain or retain core 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. It describes the certification process and includes all the certification requirements that must be met to achieve The Gold Seal of Approval®.

Keep it handy in meetings, during orientation and training, and as a practical overview of the Joint Commission’s accreditation requirements for everyone in your organization, from staff to leaders. Then, get ready to power performance improvement and excellence in your disease-specific care program, organization, or firm.

Please note: This manual is delivered annually. It is not updated throughout the year. The most up-to-date standards throughout 2024 are available electronically through E-dition® or found on your Joint Commission Connect® extranet site, or available for purchase here.

Key Topics

  • Keys to successfully using the manual to be prepared for review
  • Core and advanced standards and certification participation requirements for disease-specific care certification effective January 1, 2024
  • Chapters with details about The Joint Commission’s certification process, performance improvement, sentinel events, and more

Key Features

  • “What’s New” summary of changes made since the previous edition

Standards: All 2024 core and advanced disease-specific care standards, including the following advanced disease-specific care certification programs:

  • Acute Heart Attack Ready
  • Acute Stroke Ready Hospital
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Comprehensive Heart Attack Center
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Heart Failure
  • Inpatient Diabetes Care
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Primary Heart Attack Center
  • Primary Stroke Center
  • Spine Surgery 
  • Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center
  • Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement
  • Ventricular Assist Device Destination Therapy

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 above

Key Audience: Staff responsible for certification, compliance, patient safety, performance measurement, or quality improvement in a program seeking or maintaining DSC certification

Please Note: We do not offer hard-copy or PDF manuals for all Joint Commission certification programs. If you are interested in certification standards for advanced certification in perinatal care, comprehensive cardiac centers, health care equity, health care staffing services, integrated care, medication compounding, palliative care, or patient blood management, they are available only electronically through the E-dition®, which is found on your Joint Commission Connect® extranet site, or available for purchase here.

If you are interested in Behavioral Health Home, Community-Based Palliative Care, Memory Care, Post-Acute Care, or Primary Care Medical Home certification, please click here and choose your health care setting: ambulatory care, assisted living community, behavioral health care and human services, critical access hospital, home care, hospital, or nursing care centers.

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