Health care Providers may volunteer to be accredited by an external body. The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid provide an updated list of approved accrediting organizations. For this discussion, we are focusing on the acute care hospital. Below are fourteen of the categories in The Joint Commission Standards Manual and accreditation process topics. The topics for this discussion are assigned by students’ last names. See the chart below for your assigned topic.
MT TOPIC IS Accreditation Process Information
For your assigned topic, you will need to access The Joint Commission Standards Manual and The Joint Commission’s publication The Source. To access this information follow the steps below:
From the homepage of the Ashford University library, click on Find Articles & More in the purple bar near the top of the page. Next, take the following steps:
- Click on Databases by Subject
- Click on Health & Medicine
- Click on Joint Commission E-dition for the Standards manual. Review the standard assigned to you.
- Next, go back to Health & Medicine in the AU Library. Then click on Joint Commission The Source link located just below the Joint Commission E-dition link. Do not access The Source via the Joint Commission E-dition link or it will ask you to pay a fee.
- Select two journal articles from The Source that were published within the past 5-8 years pertaining to your assigned topic.
- Identify and summarize the two articles chosen. Your response should reflect the standard, how it is utilized and why it is important to health care, any best practice mentioned, summary of any forms or template shared, and any other information that surprised you.
Initial Post: Your initial post should be 250 to 300 words. In addition to the textbook, utilize a minimum of two scholarly sources to support your points. Cite and reference your sources in APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.