Joint Commission International Accreditation Standards for Long Term Care, 2nd Edition

Joint Commission International Accreditation Standards for Long-Term Care, 2nd Edition, provides the basis for accreditation of long-term care organizations throughout the world.

Release Date: July 1, 2023. PDF book. 280 pages. 

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JCI Accreditation Standards for Long Term Care, 2nd Edition
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Joint Commission International Accreditation Standards for Long-Term Care, 2nd Edition provides the basis for accreditation of long-term care organizations throughout the world. Joint Commission International (JCI) standards define the performance expectations, structures, and functions that must be in place for a long-term care organization to be accredited by JCI. 
In this manual, the term “resident” is used instead of “patient” throughout the accreditation standards, intents, and measurable elements. Resident is defined as an individual who resides within a long-term care or assisted living community and may receive care, treatment, or services. The updated manual sought to reflect the most current thinking in resident safety practices and concepts to help accredited and nonaccredited organizations uncover their most pressing safety risks and advance their goals for continuous quality improvement. 
The manual has been organized into three sections: 
  1. Accreditation Participation Requirements
  2. Resident-Centered Standards
  3. Health Care Organization Management Standards
Within each section, standards are separated into chapters. Each standard includes an intent and measurable elements. The intent describes the rationale for the standard and provides examples (when applicable) on the application of the standards. The measurable elements are the specific requirements of the standard. In addition to the standards chapters, an introduction, the eligibility requirements, the Accreditation Participation Requirements (APR), a summary of key accreditation policies, and a glossary are included. 
Highlights of Changes in the Standards Manual
  • Chapter titles and concepts have been reorganized to be consistent with other JCI accreditation manuals, such as the Hospital 7th Edition
  • Expanded international patient safety goal (IPSG) on improving handover communication and improving the safety of high alert medications 
  • Increased focus on improving the continuum of care through the Access to Care and Continuity of Care (ACC) chapter
  • Increased focus on resident centered care through the Resident-Centered Care (RCC) chapter
  • Expanded requirements on the following critical resident-safety care:
    • Continuity of care for resident transfer to home or other facilities
    • Suicide or self-harm
    • Response to global communicable diseases
    • Staff credentialing and verification
    • Security of resident information through new platforms/use of resident portal 
Key Features of the Standards Manual:
  • Summary of changes to standards requirements
  • Chapter overviews describing the focus of each chapter
  • List of standards-only at the beginning of each chapter for quick reference
  • Updated and new references providing evidence and support for key topics in the standards
  • Accreditation Participation Requirements (APRs)
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Table of Contents

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