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Environment of Care News

Your Key to the Best EC Information Available!
Environment of Care® News provides practical, accurate advice on Joint Commission environment of care, emergency management, and life safety standards, plus all the latest developments that affect these areas.  Stay on top of news and information from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and other regulating bodies that affect Joint Commission standards—and your compliance activities in your health care organization.
 
This authoritative, monthly digital newsletter is a must-read for health care facilities managers, safety directors, biomedical/clinical engineers, accreditation compliance professionals, emergency readiness coordinators, fire protection personnel, utilities managers, nurse supervisors, and others who need to know how to maintain a safe and secure environment of care for patients in all health care settings.  Infection prevention and control staff would also benefit from the expert, timely coverage.
 
Need a subscription? Check out either our single-user online license OR our online institutional site license subscription options. Not sure which subscription is right for you? Explore your options in the "Product Description" tab below.

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Product Description

Product Description

Your Key to the Best EC Information Available!
Environment of Care® News provides practical, accurate advice on Joint Commission environment of care, emergency management, and life safety standards, plus all the latest developments that affect these areas.  Stay on top of news and information from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and other regulating bodies that affect Joint Commission standards—and your compliance activities in your health care organization.
 
This authoritative, monthly digital newsletter is a must-read for facility managers, engineers, accreditation compliance professionals, and others who need to know how to maintain a safe and secure environment of care for patients in all health care settings.
 
The following are some of the most popular features in EC News:
  • Straight from The Joint Commission Department of Engineering: late-breaking EC standards news and strategies for improving compliance
  • 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.
  • All the latest information about the 2012 Life Safety Code and how it affects Joint Commission Life Safety standards
  • Emergency management stories, showing how Joint Commission standards have helped health care organizations like yours prepare for and recover from all types of disasters and emergencies 
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EC News Is ALL DIGITAL!
Starting with the January 2018 issue, EC News will no longer be available in print.  However, you will still get your trusted, authoritative content from Joint Commission Resources. You’ll have digital access 24/7 at your fingertips to current issues of EC News as well as quick and easy access to digital archives going back 5 years. Subscribers will receive an e-mail notification when a new issue publishes. Digital subscription options are available for single users, institutions, and health care systems.
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: Jim Parker
Project Manager: Lisa King
Associate Director, Publications: Helen M. Fry, MA
Executive Director: Catherine Chopp Hinckley, MA, PhD

Subscription Information
Environment of Care® News (ISSN 1097-9913) is published monthly (twelve times a year) by Joint Commission Resources, 1515 West 22nd Street, Suite 1300, Oak Brook, IL 60523

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Author Guidelines
Environment of Care® News features timely, practical articles about meeting Joint Commission environment of care, emergency management, and life safety standards. Key topics include the management of safety in the physical environment, security, hazardous materials and waste, emergency management, workplace violence, life safety and fire prevention, medical equipment, and utilities.
 
Your article 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. After 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 jparker@jcrinc.com.
 
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
Jim Parker, Executive Editor
Joint Commission Resources
1515 W. 22nd St. Suite 1300
Oakbrook, Illinois 60523
630/792-5459
 
For additional information about submission guidelines, please call the editor at 630/792-5459.
Joint Commission Resources does not pay for article submissions.
Editorial Advisory Board

Editorial Advisory Board

Department of Engineering
 
Kenneth Monroe, Senior Associate Director
 
John D. Maurer, CHFM, CHSP, SASHE
Kathy Tolomeo, CHEP, Engineer
James Woodson, PE, CHFM, Engineer
 
Herman McKenzie, MBA, CHSP
 
Department of Standards and Survey Methods
James Kendig, Field Director, Surveyor Management and Development
 
Editorial Advisory Board:
Daniel Boggs, MBA
Dignity Health, Phoenix, Arizona
 
Mike Chihoski, MS, CHFM, CHSP, SASHE, AMDP
d1 Development, Peoria, Illinois
 
Dodd M. Day, MAS, CSP, CPP, CHSP
Life Safety Code Surveyor, The Joint Commission
 
Meg Femino, HEM
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston
 
David P. Klein, PE
Veterans Health Administration Washington, DC
 
Michael Kuechenmeister, FASHE, CHFM, CHC
West Chester Medical Center, West Chester, Ohio
 
Shan A. Largoza, MBA, CHFM, CHSP, CHEP
Vice President, Ancillary Services and Environment of Care, Baptist Health System
 
Kurt Martz, CHFM, CHSP
Adventist Hinsdale Hospital/Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital, Hinsdale, Illinois
 
Karen F. Waninger
Community Hospitals Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana
 
Ted West, MS, CFPS, CFI
Life Safety Code Surveyor, The Joint Commission
 
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 prevention and 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, nursing care centers, 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.
 
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.

Contact

Contact

Contact the Editor
Jim Parker
Joint Commission Resources
1515 W. 22nd Street, 1300W
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523


630/792-5459

jparker@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.

About Sharing Your Ideas

Do you have If so, please send your ideas to Environment of Care® News at jparker@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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