PolicySource: P&Ps for Compliance with Joint Commission Requirements (Nursing Care Center and Assisted Living Community Version)


Dozens of downloadable sample P&Ps, required by Joint Commission nursing care center and assisted living communities standards, reviewed and approved by The Joint Commission. Updated as requirements change so your P&Ps are always compliant. 

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PolicySource: P&Ps for Compliance with Joint Commission Requirements (Nursing Care Center and Assist
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Product Description

Product Description

Just for nursing care centers and assisted living communities, this easy-to-navigate, web-based portal offers standardized, downloadable, adaptable policies, procedures, protocols, and plans organized by and correlated to actual Joint Commission standards in the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Nursing Care Centers (CAMNCC) and the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Assisted Living Communities (CAMALC) and their E-dition® counterparts.

An annual subscription to PolicySource will provide access to sample P&Ps for nursing care centers, long term care organizations, dementia care facilities, rehabilitation centers, and assisted living communities. The P&Ps will be reviewed and updated as needed alongside the twice-annual release of updated Joint Commission standards. The sample P&Ps in PolicySource include content (shaded in yellow on the sample P&Ps) that goes above and beyond Joint Commission standards and, therefore, is not specifically required. The information is included to help you develop best-practice policies and procedures.

At its launch in August 2021, PolicySource Nursing Care Centers will include many (but not all) of the required P&Ps for Joint Commission accreditation. We will continue to add P&P templates for nursing care centers and assisted living communities in the biannual updates in January and July until it addresses essentially every Joint Commission–required written P&P in the CAMNCC and CAMALC. In addition, future updates will include supplementary items listed as “Attachments” (that is, examples of forms an organization might want to reference in support of the P&P).

Key Topics:

  • Why P&Ps are critical and how best to develop and manage them
  • Role of P&Ps in quality improvement and safety of individuals served
  • Continuous standards compliance and survey readiness
  • How to improve and create consistent P&Ps across sites following a merger or an acquisition
  • Samples of required P&Ps for Joint Commission nursing care center and assisted living communities accreditation
  • Samples of P&Ps identified by customers as being the most valuable, including those on infection prevention and control, resident rights, medication management, and more

Key Features:

  • Downloadable and customizable P&Ps on a wide range of accreditation-related topics
  • Trusted content reviewed by subject matter experts from The Joint Commission
  • Regular updates to match Joint Commission standards changes
  • Checklist of all Joint Commission requirements that call for written P&Ps
  • Standardized templates for writing and managing your own P&Ps
  • Easy-to-navigate online portal

Standards: Various accreditation standardsrequiring written policies, plans, or procedures

Setting: Organizations accredited under the Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program, including those that provide specialized services to patients or residents, which may include rehabilitative care, dementia-specific memory care, and long-term nursing care; as well as organizations accredited under the Assisted Living Communities Program.

Key Audience:

  • Accreditation professionals
  • Leaders and administrators responsible for developing, managing, updating, and communicating P&Ps
  • Performance improvement specialists
  • Medication safety officers
  • Patient safety officers
  • Human resources professionals
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