Education You Need For The Work You Do

Priority One 3.0

Priority One Training“Healthcare Vendor Employee Competency Training”

*Covers such topics as:

  1. Pre-Construction Risk Assessment….with the 2016 Joint Commission changes
  2. Infection Control Risk Assessment
  4. HIPAA
  5. MRI Safety Training
  6. Interim Life Safety Measures
  7. Fire Stopping
  8. Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
  9. Blood Borne Pathogens

PLUS……Common sense training, such as:

  • Dress Code and Respectful Language
  • Elevator Etiquette
  • Clean and Orderly Work Sites


A test will be given at the end of each Module. Passing the test allows the student to progress to the next Module. A failure will redirect the student back to the beginning of that Module.


Here's a quick intro to the Priority One Training:


Upon successful completion of all 4 modules:

  • Certificate of Completion, (good for 3 years) is issued through Calhoun Community
    College and National Healthcare Ed, recognized nationally for its outstanding programs in training healthcare workers. 
    The certificate will be e-mailed to the student.
  • The student’s name is listed alphabetically under his/her employer-alphabetically and by state.

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Covered by Priority One Training

  Description TJC Standards DNV Standards
1. The hospital plans activity to minimize risks. EC.01.01.01 PE.1, SR.1
2. The hospital takes action to eliminate identified safety and security risks in the physical environment. EC.02.01.01, EP3 PE.3, SR.1
3. The hospital identifies all individuals entering its facilities.  EC.02.01.01, EP7 PE.3, SR.4a
4. The hospital takes action to maintain compliance with its smoking policy. EC.02.01.03, EP6 PE.1, SR.10
5. The hospital has procedures for PPE use. EC.02.02.01,EPC,EP3 PE.1, SR.1
6. The hospital maintains a safe, functional environment. EC.02.06.01 PE.1, SR.1
7. When planning for demolition, construction or renovation the hospital conducts a preconstruction risk assessment for air quality requirements, infection control, utility requirements, noise, vibration, and other hazards that affect care, treatment and services. EC.02.06.05, EP2 PE.2, SR.13
8. The hospital takes action, based on its assessment,to minimize risks during demolition, construction, renovation and maintenance. EC.02.06.05, EP3 PE.2, SR.13
9. The hospital identifies risks for acquiring and transmitting infections. IC.01.03.01 IC.1, SR.1
10. The hospital’s written infection prevention and control goals include limiting unprotected exposure to pathogens. IC.01.04.01 IC.1, SR.4 
11. The hospital provides orientation to staff. HR.01.04.01 SM.6, SR.1
12. The hospital orients its staff to the key safety content before staff provides care, treatment and services. HR.01.04.01,EP1 SM.6, SR.1
13. Staff participate in ongoing education and training to maintain or increase their competency. HR.01.05.03, EP1 SM.7, SR.2
14. Staff are competent to perform their responsibilities. HR.01.06.01 SM.7, SR.1
15. Leaders create and maintain a culture of safety and quality throughout the hospital. LD.03.01.01 QM.1, SR.1
16. The hospital protects occupants during periods when Life Safety Code is not met during periods of construction. LS.01.02.01 PE.2, SR.7


“The idea for Priority One came as a request from several vendors who stated they were concerned that their employees did not understand What’s Different About Working In Healthcare.”– Jack Rutledge