What do I absolutely need to know about the physical environment, emergency management, and life safety? That’s what every new accreditation and facility manager—and their leaders—ask. The environment of care can be complex, but this toolkit makes it easy to understand. The second edition of EC Made Easy has been fully updated to reflect the adoption of the 2012 Life Safety Code®. Additionally, it reflects all the standards and survey process changes associated with The Joint Commission’s Project REFRESH and the introduction of the SAFER™ Matrix.
Available in print or as an e-book, EC Made Easy is aimed at three major audiences: accreditation professionals unfamiliar with environment of care requirements, new facilities directors, and leadership at various levels who want to know how best to support staff in this area. Applicable to all accreditation programs, it presents key concepts in clear, concise language and a colorful and easy-to-follow format. Dozens of tools are integrated into the core content.
Explains who's who and what's what in the EC
Addresses key concepts in the following areas: safety; security; hazardous materials and waste; medical equipment and utility systems; fire safety and life safety; emergency management; construction; and the EC survey
Full of fast-read explanations and buzz word definitions
Includes an Appendix of resources for all key concepts
Focused on concepts critical to the environment of care, life safety, and emergency management
More than 30 customizable tools (linked in the e-book or on the included flash drive for the print version), including checklists, worksheets, schedules, forms, labels, and other tools.
Glossary terms with simple, straightforward definitions
Developed by Joint Commission experts and customer advisors
Standards: EC, EM, LS
Settings: Ambulatory Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Hospital, Office-Based Surgery, Nursing Care Centers, Laboratory
Audience: The book is for those new to environment of care, including new facility managers, new accreditation professionals, and leadership at various levels
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