Environment of Care® Essentials for Health Care

Environment of Care® Essentials for Health Care
  • 2018
  • © Joint Commission Resources, Inc.
  • James G. Parker
  • ISBN-10: 1-63585-025-8 / ISBN-13: 978-1-63585-025-3
  • ISSN: 1543-3064
  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

 

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Description

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 2018 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 for all health care settings.

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 in areas like safety, security, hazardous materials and waste, medical equipment and utility systems, and fire safety
  • • Complete Emergency Operations Plan/Emergency Management Plan requirements
  • • Unabridged LS management requirements, updated to align with the 2012 Life Safety Code®

Key Features:

  • • All EC, EM, and LS standards and EPs effective January 1, 2018, including ongoing changes related to the 2012 Life Safety Code and the Standards Review Project
  • • 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 revised accreditation scoring process under the new SAFER MatrixTM

Standards: EC, EM, and LS

Settings: All Joint Commission accreditation programs, including ambulatory health care, behavioral health care, critical access hospitals, home care, hospitals, laboratory services, nursing care centers, and office-based surgery centers


Key Audience:

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

 

Audience

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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