Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Nursing Care Centers

Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Nursing Care Centers
2022 Ed.
© 2022 The Joint Commission. All rights reserved.
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ISBN-13: 978-1-63585-183-0
eISBN-13: 978-1-63585-240-0
Nursing, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement


The 2022 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Nursing Care Centers (CAMNCC) manual provides you with direct digital access to the key information your organization needs to power performance improvement and maintain continuous standards compliance. It features the official Joint Commission standards, National Patient Safety Goals®, and other accreditation requirements, including standards and elements of performance for the optional Post–Acute Care Certification and Memory Care Certification options.

The CAMNCC manual provides everything you need to successfully achieve and maintain compliance with Joint Commission accreditation and optional specialty certification standards. Inside you’ll 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.

Key Topics:

  • • Standards, National Patient Safety Goals®, and Accreditation Participation Requirements effective January 1, 2022
  • • Accreditation process information about Joint Commission policies and procedures and practical survey preparation information on the Early Survey Policy, documentation requirements, and more
  • • Standards and elements of performance for optional post–acute care and memory care certifications
  • • Keys to successfully using the manual for survey preparedness

Key Features:

  • • Survey readiness tools including compliance prompts, documentation checklists, and action planning worksheets in every standards chapter
  • • Icons to help navigate documentation requirements as well as risk areas
  • • "What's New" summary of changes

Standards: All standards for nursing care centers and rehabilitation centers

Setting: Organizations accredited under the Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program, including those that provide specialized services to patients or residents, which may include rehabilitative care, dementia-specific memory care, and long-term nursing care

Key Audience: Staff responsible for accreditation, compliance, patient safety, or quality improvement

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"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 - previous edition


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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