2022 Annual Accreditation and Regulatory Update

November 1, 2022 to November 3, 2022

This program will provide education to close the knowledge gap through didactic presentations by subject matter experts and participant/faculty question/answer opportunities to address the new requirements and problematic survey areas. In addition, successful strategies will be shared to assist participants in being able to identify actions to take in addressing new requirements and actions to take in correcting problematic areas.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for nurses and quality professionals. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify new standard and regulatory requirements for 2022 and 2023
  • Identify regulatory/accreditation standard challenges with mitigation strategies to meet compliance.
  • Describe the facility and environment of care challenging issues and mitigation strategies to meet regulatory and accrediting compliance.
  • Describe the Life Safety challenging issues and mitigation strategies to meet regulatory and accrediting compliance.
  • Describe the emergency management challenging issues and mitigation strategies to meet regulatory and accrediting compliance.
  • Describe the top patient safety issues for the past year as well as a look ahead to determine future impacts to continuous accreditation and regulatory readiness.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 9.50 ANCC
  • 9.50 CBRN
  • 9.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
  • 9.50 General CE - Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/01/2022 - 9:00am CDT
Event ends: 
11/03/2022 - 1:00pm CDT


Robert Durkee, MHA, RN, FACHE
Senior Director Accreditation Advisory Services
Vizient, Inc.

Aaron Weinbaum, MBA, CFPS
Advisor, Accreditation Life Safety
Vizient, Inc.

Planning committee

Diana Scott, MHA, RN, CPHQ
Accreditation Advisory Services
Vizient, Inc.

Natalie Webb, MHA, RN, CPHQ
Accreditation Director
Vizient, Inc.


Identification, Mitigation, and Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

As an accredited provider of continuing education, Vizient, Inc. is dedicated to ensuring this activity presents learners with only accurate, balanced, scientifically justified recommendations, and is free from promotion, marketing, and commercial bias. In accordance with The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all planners, faculty, and others in control of the educational content have disclosed the absence or existence of all financial relationships (of any dollar amount) with ineligible companies within the past 24 months.

It is Vizient’s policy that owners and employees of ineligible companies, and any individuals who refuse to disclose the absence or existence of financial relationships with any ineligible companies are disqualified from participating as planners or faculty.

Disclosure of Financial Relationships:

Absence of Relevant Financial Relationships

Vizient, Inc., Jointly Accredited for Interprofessional Continuing Education, defines companies to be ineligible as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

An individual is considered to have a relevant financial relationship if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

No one in a position to control the content of this educational activity have relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Statement of content Validity

Vizient, Inc. educational activities are intended to assist healthcare teams advance their professional responsibilities in accordance with the definition of continuing education. It is the policy of Vizient, Inc. to review and ensure that all content and recommendations for patient care within accredited CE is evidenced-based, based on current science and clinical reasoning while ensuring the content is fair and balanced. All recommendations must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Vizient, Inc. does not permit accredited continuing education if it advocates for unscientific approaches to diagnosis or therapy, or if the education promotes recommendations, treatment, or manners of practicing healthcare that are determined to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits or are known to be ineffective in the treatment of patients.

FDA off-label/unapproved usage

Faculty/Presenters are required to identify any new and evolving topics for which there is a lower/absence of evidence base. This is to ensure that our content does not advocate for, or promote, practices that are not, or not yet adequately based on current science, evidence, and clinical reasoning. Faculty/Presenters are required to disclose any discussion of (1) off-label/unapproved or investigational uses of FDA approved commercial products or devices and/or (2) products or devices not yet approved in the United States.

Disclaimer: The education provided through this activity is for continuing education purposes only. The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty/presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of Vizient, Inc.


Joint Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Designation Statement(s):


This activity is designated for 9.5 contact hours.

Vizient, Inc. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP12580, for 9.5 contact hours.


This program has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality for a maximum of 9.5 CPHQ continuing education credits for this event.


Vizient, Inc. will award all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available. Various state license boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.

Available Credit

  • 9.50 ANCC
  • 9.50 CBRN
  • 9.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
  • 9.50 General CE - Attendance
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