Environment of Care® Essentials for Health Care

Environment of Care® Essentials for Health Care
  • 2016
  • © Joint Commission Resources, Inc.
  • James G. Parker; Laura Hible
  • ISBN-10: 1-59940-927-5 / ISBN-13: 978-1-59940-927-6
  • eISBN-13: 978-1-59940-928-3
  • ISSN: 1543-3064
  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement


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Get ready for survey with the one book that bundles all the EC, EM, and LS standards and elements of performance in one convenient reference! The 2016 Environment of Care® Essentials for Health Care is a compact, easy-to-use compendium of environment of care (EC), emergency management (EM), and life safety (LS) standards and elements of performance.

This indispensable volume displays EC, EM, and LS requirements in a grid format, enabling users to quickly compare physical environment, emergency management, and life safety requirements across all settings to help streamline compliance efforts.

Key Topics:

  • • Essential information for complying with EC requirements like environmental tours
  • • Complete Emergency Operations Plan/Emergency Management Plan requirements
  • • Unabridged LS management requirements
  • • Equipment management requirements for home care

Key Features:

  • • All EC, EM, and LS standards and EPs effective January 2015
  • • Grid that compares standards across the continuum of care to promote continuous accreditation readiness for all organizations, including ambulatory health care, behavioral health care, critical access hospitals, home care, hospitals, laboratory services, nursing care centers, and office-based surgery centers.
  • • Glossary terms with clear, straightforward definitions
  • • Concise explanation of accreditation scoring

Key Audience:

  • • Facility managers
  • • Emergency managers
  • • Life safety experts
  • • Accreditation and regulatory staff
  • • Risk managers



This title is a must-have for facility managers, emergency managers, and life safety experts—especially for those in charge of multiple facilities.


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