ASHE 55th Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition

G361-AAC18-2089 - The Surveyor's Perspective: Understanding How Joint Commission Surveyors Conduct Hospital and Ambulatory Surveys

Jul 17, 2018 3:15pm ‐ Jul 17, 2018 4:15pm

Credits: None available.

Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00


This session will discuss how Joint Commission surveyors prepare for and conduct surveys. Topics include the survey agenda, scoring, and the use of the SAFER matrix and the fire drill matrix. The session will include tips and advice on how to be prepared for surveys and suggestions regarding compliance strategies. Attendees can ask questions and get answers directly from those overseeing Joint Commission surveyors.

  • Describe how Life Safety Code surveyors prepare for surveys
  • Explain step by step how Life Safety Code surveyors conduct surveys
  • Implement a plan to be prepared for and participate in surveys
  • Initiate measures for a successful Life Safety Code


  • Tim Markijohn, MBA/MHA, CHFM, CHE, Field Director, Surveyor Management and Development Division of Accreditation & Certification Operations, Joint Commission
  • Jason Beers, MS, CHFM, CLSS-HC, CFI-I, Life Safety Code Surveyor, The Joint Commission


Credits: None available.

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