Survey Readiness - RD128

Survey Readiness

by Karen Meno, RD, LD, HCRM, CPHQ, BS, MBA
(4.4 / 44 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (6.00 CPEU)

Price: $89.00
CE-PRO Price: $44.50


The public demands safety and excellence in healthcare. Our lives and those of others are too important to leave to chance. The Joint Commission is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization that accredits hospitals and healthcare organizations. A TJC survey is a chance to prove how well we do our jobs. This course explains how TJC surveyors think, what they want, and why you should prepare — not worry. Organized like the TJC Manual, it translates survey standards and functions into plain English. Cases, anecdotes, observations, and some humor make this course worth its price in peace of mind.


The goal of this course is to prepare dietitians and administrators for a hospital survey by The Joint Commission. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain the purpose of a TJC survey and accreditation
  • Describe the purpose, structure and use of the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals (CAMH), standards and scoring
  • Discuss what happens during a typical hospital survey
  • Summarize the key elements of a successful survey
  • Interpret the TJC quality functions and discuss how they are to be implemented
  • Explore the key requirements of National Patient Safety Goals, patient-focused functions, organization-focused functions and performance improvement


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Accreditation Information
The course is intended for nutrition professionals
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials. This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 7090, 7100, 7110, 7200 and performance indicators of 6.1.1, 6.1.6, 6.1.9, 14.3.3. 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 2/15/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/30/2013
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Craig C - New Port Richey, FL  ·  May 22, 2018
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PAULA L - Lakewood, OH  ·  Feb 14, 2018
It’s beneficial to those new to TJC survey process and to new hospital employees.
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AnnaMare M - defuniak springs, FL  ·  May 23, 2017
Perhaps there is a way to search the presentation in order to go back to key points, but I cant seem to find a way to search the document. It was be an appreciated user-option instead of paging through
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TERESA S - Vincennes, IN  ·  May 10, 2017
At times it was a little hard to follow. Found myself rereading pages to understand it.
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chelsea s - Poway, CA  ·  Jan 30, 2017
good course, boring subject matter. Lots of acronyms
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Price: $89.00
CE-PRO Price: $44.50