Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Nursing Care Centers

Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Nursing Care Centers
2021st Ed.
© 2021 The Joint Commission. All rights reserved.
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ISBN-10: 1-63585-183-1 / ISBN-13: 978-1-63585-183-0
Nursing, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement


The 2021 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Nursing Care Centers (CAMNCC) provides the key information your organization needs to power performance improvement and maintain continuous standards compliance. It features all standards, elements of performance (EPs), and scoring applicable January 1, 2021, to all nursing homes and rehabilitation centers, along with the standards and EPs for the Post-Acute Care Certification and Memory Care Certification options.

The CAMNCC provides everything you need to successfully achieve and maintain compliance with Joint Commission accreditation and optional specialty certification standards. Inside you will find descriptions of the survey and decision process, questions to prompt discussion in your organization about compliance with the standards, checklists of the elements of performance that require written documentation, and action planning worksheets to address any issues of noncompliance.

It is lean and light, making it a perfect on-the-go reference. Keep it handy in meetings, during orientation and training, and as a practical overview of the Joint Commission s accreditation requirements for everyone in your organization, from staff to leaders. Then, get ready to power performance improvement and excellence in your nursing care or rehabilitation center.

Key Topics:

  • • Keys to successfully using the manual for survey preparedness.

Key Features:

  • • Survey readiness tools including compliance prompts, documentation checklists, and newly revamped action planning worksheets in every standards chapter.
  • • What's New summary of changes made since the previous print edition.
  • • Icons to help navigate documentation requirements as well as risk areas.

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"The organization of the 2021 manual allows readers to follow through the standards and compliance expectations and requirements of The Joint Commission. The manual flows nicely through the accreditation requirements and onto the accreditation process information. It provides tools and resources for organizations to maintain compliance with each focus area."

-- Nicky Martin, MPA (MU Sinclair School of Nursing) Doody's Review


The manual is intended for anyone with an interest in or responsibility for patient safety, quality improvement, accreditation, survey, and compliance.

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