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Environment of Care News

Your key to accurate, up-to-the-minute EC standards news and tips for survey success across all health care organizations.

$299.00 - $2,537.00 
Product Description

Product Description

Your Key to the Best EC Information Available!
Environment of Care® News provides practical, accurate advice on Joint Commission EC standards, plus all the latest developments that affect EC. The following are some of the most popular features in EC News:

  • Late-breaking EC standards news and how to meet the most frequently cited EC standards.
  • EC Q & A, with authoritative answers to your toughest EC questions.
  • Case Studies featuring success stories full of practical, hands-on examples of how organizations address EC compliance issues.

In addition to the print version you can also sign up to receive Environment of Care® News online! Receive each issue right on your computer with a few clicks of your mouse. By signing up for online access, you get

  • Speed
    • Get information fast—you'll have access to the online issue before it mails to your organization
    • Receive each issue directly—no more waiting for each issue to make its way through your organization to your desk
  • Access
    • Additional information is at your fingertips—click on a hyperlink and go directly to related information anywhere on the World Wide Web
    • Never misplace an issue—you can access current and archive issues online, without taking up space on your desk
  • Searchability
    • An online search engine—find articles on a specific topic or for a specific setting
    • Additional help—one click will open up a world of related resources to help you with a particular topic

Watch the video and learn from our leaders about which periodical fits your needs.

Current Issue

Current Issue

To view a brief description of articles in the current issue of Environment of Care® News, click here.

About

About

Staff
Executive Editor: Kristine M. Miller, M.F.A.
Senior Project Manager: Cheryl Firestone
Manager: Lisa Abel
Executive Director: Catherine Chopp Hinckley, Ph.D.

Subscription Information
Environment of Care® News (ISSN 1097-9913) is published monthly (twelve times a year) by Joint Commission Resources, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

For questions about subscribing or renewing your subscription or updating your address information, please contact Customer Service at 877-223-6866 or jcrcustomerservice@pbd.com.

Copyright 2014 The Joint Commission

Joint Commission Resources, Inc (JCR), a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission, has been designated by The Joint Commission to publish publications and multimedia products. JCR reproduces and distributes the materials under license from The Joint Commission.

No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any reasons without written permission.

Advertising
For information about advertising in Environment of Care® News or to request a media kit, please contact Robert Reed at reedmedi@sbcglobal.net .

Author Guidelines
Environment of Care® News features timely, practical articles about meeting Joint Commission EC standards. The key EC areas are emphasized, including the management of safety, security, hazardous materials and waste, emergencies, life safety and fire prevention, medical equipment, and utilities.

Your idea should describe your own organization’s noteworthy EC activities or provide specific, hands-on help for EC standards compliance and survey preparation. The opportunity to share an EC success story is open to all types of health care organizations. Do not submit completed articles without first contacting the editor. Once you are given the go-ahead, write your article in an informal, first-person style and provide a brief description of your organization (location, number of beds, types of patients, etc.). Articles should be between 700 and 1,400 words, including any accompanying tables or charts. Please submit your article in a file format compatible with Microsoft Word by e-mail to ecnews@jcrinc.com or on CD.

A panel of Joint Commission experts on EC standards and accreditation issues will review each article that is considered suitable for publication. Notification of the editorial decision usually will be provided within one month. Authors should be available to answer the editor’s questions and approve edited copy.

Send all articles to
Kristine M. Miller, Executive Editor
Joint Commission Resources
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181
630/792-5447
ecnews@jcrinc.com

For additional information about submission guidelines, please call the editor at 630/792-5447.

Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the issue of Environment of Care® News in which their article appears. Joint Commission Resources does not pay for article submissions.

Editorial Advisory Board

Editorial Advisory Board

Technical Support and Review:
Standards Interpretation Group
Patricia Adamski, RN, MS, MBA, Director

Department of Engineering
George Mills, MBA, FASHE, CEM, CHFM, CHSP, Director
Anne M. Guglielmo, CFPS, CHSP, LEED AP, Engineer
Michael Chisholm, CPE, CHFM, Engineer
John D. Maurer, CHFM, CHSP, Engineer

Department of Standards and Survey Methods
John Fishbeck, RA, Associate Director

Editorial Advisory Board:
David A. Dagenais, CHSP, CHFM, SASHE, Wentworth Douglass Hospital, Dover, NH
Katherine Grimm, MPH, Emergency Management Coordinator, Maple Grove Hospital, Maple Grove, MN
David P. Klein, PE, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC
Michael Kuechenmeister, FASHE, CHFM, CPE, West Chester Medical Center, Cincinnati
William R. (Bill) Morgan, SASHE, CHFM, St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise, ID
George A. (Skip) Smith, CHFM, SASHE, Catholic Health Initiatives, Denver
Jen Carlson Steinmetz, MPH, MBA, Manager, Occupational Health and Safety, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago

FAQs

FAQs

Who within my organization should subscribe to Environment of Care® News?
EC News provides information for health care facilities managers, safety directors, biomedical/clinical engineers, emergency readiness coordinators, fire protection personnel, utilities managers, nurse supervisors, and Joint Commission survey coordinators. Infection control staff would also benefit from the expert, timely coverage.

What topics does EC News cover?
EC News covers top stories on

  • EC standards and survey process
  • Your toughest EC questions
  • Success stories, examples, and tips to help you excel on your next EC survey
  • Special EC pointers for multiple settings: hospitals, critical access hospitals, ambulatory care, office-based surgery practices, long term care, home care, laboratories, behavioral health care

How often does EC News publish?
EC News is published 12 times a year by Joint Commission Resources.

Can I submit articles?
Yes. See Author Guidelines on the "About" tab.

Is there discount pricing for health care systems with multiple facilities?
Yes. Pricing for a periodical site license for a health care system with multiple facilities is as follows:

Site license for one periodical for a health care system with 2 to 5 facilities:
$1,990 for one year
$3,000 for two years
$3,500 for three years

Site license for one periodical for a health care system with 6 to 10 facilities:
$3,500 for one year
$5,000 for two years
$6,500 for three years

Site license for one periodical for a health care system with 11 or more facilities:
$5,000 for one year
$6,500 for two years
$9,300 for three years

To purchase, please contact Patti Sarno, Sales and Distribution Manager, at 630-268-7402 or psarno@jcrinc.com.

For general periodical FAQs, please click here.

Index

Index

Environment of Care News Index for 2000-2011
Click on the link below to view or save a PDF of the EC News index!

EC News Cumulative Index

HINT: To easily navigate from one letter to another, click on the "Bookmarks" tab on the lefthand side of the PDF.

Online Access

Online Access

To access your current online Environment of Care® News subscription, click here.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Activating Your Individual Online Subscription Through IngentaConnect

  1. Go to https://www.ingentaconnect.com/register/personal.
  2. On the "Personal Registration" page, please complete all of the required fields. This includes creating a unique User name and Password. Click "Register".
  3. On the next screen, "My Account", select "View Current Subscriptions".  Then, click the "Add" tab.
  4. Using either "Publication Title" (Environment of Care News) or "Publisher Name" (Joint Commission Resources), find the entry for Environment of Care News.
  5. Check the box to the left of the Environment of Care News.
  6. In the larger box to the right of the title, enter your 8 digit Subscription Number. Your subscription number will be sent to you via e-mail within 24 hours of placing your order.
  7. Click "Add," which appears directly above the subscription number box.   Your subscription activation will now be sent through Ingenta to be processed. This initial activation should take less than one hour.

When you next visit IngentaConnect, sign in with your User name and Password. Under "Subscriptions", select "View Current Subscriptions" to see Environment of Care News. When it appears in this list, you have complete and unrestricted access to this information. Simply click on Environment of Care News and go to the issue and/or article that you wish to read.

Contact

Contact

Contact the Editor
Kristine M. Miller, Executive Editor
Joint Commission Resources
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181
630/792-5447
630/792-4447 (fax)
ecnews@jcrinc.com

About Standards Interpretation
If you have questions regarding interpretation or clarification of The Joint Commission standards, please contact The Joint Commission's Standards Interpretation Group (SIG) through the Online Question Form or by calling 630/792-5900.

About Sharing Your Ideas Do you have If so, please send your ideas to Environment of Care® News at ecnews@jcrinc.com.

  • An idea for an article?
  • A contact for a case study?
  • An example of an organization "doing the right things right" (maybe even your organization!)?
  • An outstanding and useful form, tool, or checklist?
  • A question that needs answering?
  • A myth or misconception that needs clarification?
  • A hot topic that you want addressed?
  • A crucial issue that needs attention?
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