ACS Staff Perspective about the Accreditation Site Visit

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ACS Staff Perspective about the Accreditation Site Visit Process Kathleen A Johnson, Ed. M

ACS Staff Perspective about the Accreditation Site Visit Process Kathleen A Johnson, Ed. M Senior Manager ACS Program for Accreditation of Education Institutes © 2013 American College of Surgeons March 15, 2013

I have nothing to disclose for my presentation © 2013 American College of Surgeons

I have nothing to disclose for my presentation © 2013 American College of Surgeons

Purpose of Presentation Provide staff’s perspective as to what we have seen from the

Purpose of Presentation Provide staff’s perspective as to what we have seen from the last seven years of applications that we have reviewed in preparation for site visits. Provide lessons learned and tips to assist participants to prepare for creating an application with the Revised Standards and Criteria. © 2013 American College of Surgeons

Objectives of the Presentation By the end of the presentation, you should be able

Objectives of the Presentation By the end of the presentation, you should be able to: Implement strategies to better prepare your AEI for its site visit Utilize the “Lessons Learned” into the application process © 2013 American College of Surgeons

Five Lessons Learned from a Staff Perspective in Preparing an Application 1. Team Effort

Five Lessons Learned from a Staff Perspective in Preparing an Application 1. Team Effort 2. Less is More 3. Opportunity to be Reflect 4. Opportunity to Garner Additional Support 5. Surveyors and Staff are Your Advocates © 2013 American College of Surgeons

It’s a Team Effort Writing the application should not fall to one person Get

It’s a Team Effort Writing the application should not fall to one person Get someone from the outside to read your application Make sure your documentation supports what is described © 2013 American College of Surgeons

In the Words of Mies van der Rohe… Less is More �Tell your story

In the Words of Mies van der Rohe… Less is More �Tell your story so the surveyors and reviewers can “see it” when they read it �Help surveyors and reviewers to not get lost in a lot of unrelated examples and paperwork �Be strategic in the examples used; can they be used more than once to demonstrate compliance © 2013 American College of Surgeons

Hit the Pause Button Completing your application is your opportunity to reflect on what

Hit the Pause Button Completing your application is your opportunity to reflect on what your AEI is doing well Critically look at what can be improved An opportunity to identify where your AEI wants to go in the future © 2013 American College of Surgeons

Garner Additional Support Share the accreditation process with those that support your AEI Have

Garner Additional Support Share the accreditation process with those that support your AEI Have the principals read your application Invite them to see your AEI in action Get on their radar screen © 2013 American College of Surgeons

Advocates for Your AEI Surveyors are your advocates for your AEI Surveyors help to

Advocates for Your AEI Surveyors are your advocates for your AEI Surveyors help to tell your story to the reviewer ACS Staff are your partners There is no such thing as a dumb question Your success is our success © 2013 American College of Surgeons

Thank you! Questions? ? © 2013 American College of Surgeons

Thank you! Questions? ? © 2013 American College of Surgeons