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You can have a safe, supportive environment for patients and staff and provide quality care, but there’s no way to predict an emergency.

Whether you’re focused on specific areas like vulnerabilities to hazards, preparing for disasters, fire prevention or your overall emergency management program, being prepared and having a plan helps ensure your facility can operate safely during a crisis.

The past few years have taught us how important it is to be prepared for an emergency — from the pandemic to natural disasters to unprecedented gun violence.

Maintaining readiness may not be simple, but it is much harder without planning and preparation. The good news is JCR is here to help.

Why work with us? 

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Full-Spectrum Solutions

Our advisory solutions can assist your organization at any phase of its emergency management plan.
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Trusted Expertise

Our experts are engineers, physicians, infection preventionists, nurses, and former CMS surveyors.
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Custom Tools and Trainings

Whatever your needs, our team can support you long-term, short-term or ad hoc — from accreditation prep to risk reduction.
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Convenient Access

We have many resources to support Emergency Management programs and compliance.

We can help you and your leaders with Joint Commission survey preparation*, but we also offer more support when it comes to emergency management, including:

  • Emergency management program analysis
  • Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA)
  • Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)
  • Mitigating, Preparing for, Responding to, and Recovering from a Disaster
  • Training exercises and evaluation

*The use of Joint Commission Resources consultative technical or advisory services is not necessary to obtain a Joint Commission Accreditation award, nor does it influence the granting of such awards.

Prepare to advance your expertise in emergency management at the upcoming Emergency Management Standards Base Camp and Emergency Management Conference. This exclusive event promises an immersive experience, featuring real-life responses to disasters and threats, insights from Joint Commission experts, and presentations by external industry leaders. Register now to secure your spot!

If you can’t find what you need, we also customize education, either virtually or in-person. Some of our popular topics include:

  • How to conduct an HVA
  • Strategies for developing/evaluating EOP, COOPs
  • How to create/conduct and evaluate EM exercises
  • How to complete an After-Action Report (AAR) and improvement plan
  • Structuring hospital incident command teams
  • Involving and educating leadership
Our collection of evidence-based books, manuals and digital subscriptions helps organizations stay current on important health, quality and safety topics — including Emergency Management.

The checklists cover a range of topics and are based on Joint Commission standards, NFPA codes, guidelines, consensus documents, and other trustworthy expert sources.

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The newest edition helps organizations understand The Joint Commission's "Emergency Management" (EM) standards and how to plan for and address a range of emergencies.

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Emergency Management Leader™

Announcing the launch of our bimonthly digital newsletter from The Joint Commission, designed to deliver authoritative guidance to emergency management leaders and coordinators across all health care settings.

Newsletter includes:

  • Key topics; preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery
  • Lessons-learned case studies
  • Practical how-to articles
  • Safety tips and practical tools
  • Templates, exercises and drills