Ambulatory Care Accreditation Essentials: May 9-10, 2023

Join us for this program either IN-PERSON at The Joint Commission headquarters in Oakbrook Terrace, IL or by LIVE WEBCAST.

Please see our required Covid protocols on the Health & Safety tab below.

Join us for this seminar presented by The Joint Commission  and Joint Commission Resources ambulatory health care subject matter experts. This program presents challenging ambulatory care standards, as well as ideas and solutions. It includes a variety of topics related to compliance with infection control and safe medication handling expectations in both primary and specialty care settings. The impact of the SAFER™ Dashboard on Ambulatory surveys and an update on challenges facing outpatient hospital-based sleep labs is included.

Please also join us for Environment of Care and the Life Safety Chapter for Ambulatory Care on May 11-12, 2023.

$599.00 - $799.00
Event Description

Event Description

We have two options for attending the Ambulatory Accreditation Essentials. You can either attend in person at The Joint Commission headquarters in Oakbrook Terrace, IL or by live webcast.

Join us for this seminar designed to provide you with practical solutions and implementation tips to help you set the stage for continuous readiness and build a framework to deliver the highest level of patient safety and care. 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. You will learn compliance strategies and tips related to Ambulatory Heath Care Accreditation standards and processes of The Joint Commission.

Please also join us for the Environment of Care and Life Safety Chapter for Ambulatory program on May 11-12, 2023.

Our team is actively monitoring the Covid landscape. The health, safety and well-being of our participants are our highest priority. We will monitor the situation and will update our guidelines as conditions change. Please see our current Health & Safety Guidelines tab for more information.


  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).

Intended Audience:

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. 

The attendees will have access to program materials through the Learning Management System until: July 12, 2023.

The Joint Commission is a private, not-for-profit  organization dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of care provided to the public. Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a wholly controlled, not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission, is the official publisher and educator of The Joint Commission.



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Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Before registering for a program, check for updates from your state, county or city on a regular basis to make sure it will be acceptable for your license / certification renewal.  In order to receive continuing education credit, participants must attend live events or review recorded programs in their entirety and complete the post-training evaluation.l.

Summary of Continuing Education contact hours awarded for this program:

  • ANCC: 13.5 CE
  • ACHE: 13.5 CE

Learn more about continuing education below.

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Health & Safety

Health & Safety

The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources are committed to the health and safety of our attendees and will be following these guidelines:

All attendees will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated as per CDC guidelines and to complete a Joint Commission Covid Health Attestation Format check-in in order to be admitted to the program.  Socially distanced seating will be provided and will be expected of attendees at all times for the duration of the program.  The State of Illinois and The Joint Commission are following the updated CDC guidance that no longer recommends universal mask wearing indoors. If you would like to wear a mask when in the building, the CDC offers information on mask types for various situations. Continue to check our website for any updates to these requirements.

The Joint Commission meeting space is currently using reduced occupancy limitations to allow more space between attendees. Hand sanitizer will be provided in multiple locations throughout the meeting space.  Meals will be provided & will be served following federal and local regulations.

These guidelines are subject to change, based on current federal and local regulations. By registering you agree to comply with all CDCstatelocal and Joint Commission guidelines for Covid safety protocols. Anyone choosing to not abide by these guidelines will not be permitted to participate in the program.


There is a risk of exposure to Covid-19 in any public space where potentially infected people are in attendance. By attending this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to any exposure to Covid-19 and agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources. Those who have symptoms or have had close contact with a person diagnosed with Covid-19 should stay home and quarantine, self-monitor for symptoms, and follow CDC guidelines if symptoms develop.

Payment Options

Payment Options

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