Stay Out of the Red Zone: Insight into the Top Cited Elements of Performance and SAFER Scoring

Approximate length: 60 minutes

The Joint Commission reconstructed their survey process with implementation of the SAFER methodology in 2017. Based on the Joint Commission’s list of top challenging standards for 2017, hospitals had a higher number of findings for the first half of 2017, compared to the same period in 2016.

Learn the specific deficiencies behind the most commonly cited standards and Elements of Performance within the Environment of Care and Life Safety, and where they are typically scored on the SAFER matrix. Effective strategies and best practices for resolving the deficiencies that present the greatest risk to patients and the hospital are discussed. This presentation will provide a picture of what you can expect during your next survey to help you prepare and stay out of the red zone.