The Joint Commission Survey Process

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COURSE DESCRIPTION: This continuing education course reviews the infection prevention and control standards of The Joint Commission and how infection preventionists can help their healthcare institutions stay in compliance with IP&C-related standards.

NOTE: This course was originally part of the 2022 Symposium on Infection Prevention and Control, developed by Keystone Media Inc. in partnership with Healthcare Hygiene magazine.

EXPERT INSTRUCTOR: Sylvia Garcia-Houchins, MBA, RN, CIC


  1. Review The Joint Commission’s standards for infection prevention and control.
  2. Review the role of The Joint Commission.
  3. Provide examples of situations that could lead to survey findings and adverse accreditation decisions.
  4. Describe the approach for ensuring compliance with Joint Commission Infection Control Standards.
  5. Clarify the role of evidence based guidelines and consensus documents in the accreditation process.