The Life Safety Book

Author: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Publisher: Joint Commission on
ISBN: 1599403005
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Medical

Special Feature! Includes online bonus information crosswalking The Joint Commission life safety standards and the NFPA Life Safety Coder Fire safety is so important in a health care setting that the Joint Commission has devoted a new standards chapter to it. The "Life Safety" Chapter is designed to make both life safety compliance and evaluation easier. It's structured to directly reflect the Life Safety Coder--the National Fire Protection Association's code to help organizations protect patients, staff, and visitors from threats posed by fire. And it's right in synch with the Joint Commission's Statement of Conditions (SOC), the tool through which organizations can create Plans for Improvement (PFIs) to address any deficiencies related to the Life Safety Code. The Life Safety Book: A Guide to Using the Joint Commission Life Safety Chapter and the Statement of Conditions helps organizations understand the relationship of the new "Life Safety" Chapter and the updated Statement of Conditions and effectively use them to ensure patient and staff protection from the risk of fire. This comprehensive guide to fire safety is invaluable for facility managers in ambulatory, behavioral, critical access hospital, hospital, long term care, and home care/hospice settings. Special Features: Explanation of the "Life Safety" Chapter and how it relates to the Life Safety Coder Occupancy-specific requirements of the Life Safety Coder How surveyors will use the "Life Safety" Chapter and the SOC during the survey Information on how to keep the SOC up-to-date and use it as a living process for facility management Information on Interim Life Safety Measures (ILSM) and the equivalency process to address fire safety deficiencies Plus Crosswalks between the Joint Commission life safety standards and the NFPA Life Safety Code The complete "Life Safety" Chapter for reference Step-by-step instructions on how to convert an existing spreadsheet to the SO

Clinical Engineering Handbook

Author: Joseph F. Dyro
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780122265709
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Medical

Author Joseph Dyro has been awarded the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Clinical/Biomedical Engineering Achievement Award which recognizes individual excellence and achievement in the clinical engineering and biomedical engineering fields. He has also been awarded the American College of Clinical Engineering 2005 Tom O'Dea Advocacy Award. As the biomedical engineering field expands throughout the world, clinical engineers play an evermore important role as the translator between the worlds of the medical, engineering, and business professionals. They influence procedure and policy at research facilities, universities and private and government agencies including the Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization. Clinical Engineers were key players in calming the hysteria over electrical safety in the 1970's and Y2K at the turn of the century and continue to work for medical safety. This title brings together all the important aspects of Clinical Engineering. It provides the reader with prospects for the future of clinical engineering as well as guidelines and standards for best practice around the world. * Clinical Engineers are the safety and quality faciltators in all medical facilities.

The Handbook of Patient Safety Compliance

Author: Fay A. Rozovsky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787978686
Release Date: 2005-03-04
Genre: Medical

Written for virtually every professional and leader in the healthcare field, as well as students who are preparing for careers inhealth services delivery, this book presents a framework fordeveloping a patient safety program, shows how best to examineevents that do occur, and reveals how to ensure that appropriatecorrective and preventative actions are reviewed for effectiveness.The book covers a comprehensive selection of topics including The link between patient safety and legal and regulatorycompliance The role of accreditation and standard-setting organizations inpatient safety Failure modes and effect analysis Voluntary and regulatory oversight of medical error Evidence-based outcomes and standards of care Creation and preservation of reports, data, and device evidencein medical error situations Claims management when dealing with patient safety events Full disclosure Patient safety in human research Managing confidentiality in the face of litigation Managing patient safety compliance through accountability-basedcredentialing for health care professionals Planning for the future

Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations

Author: American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470443712
Release Date: 2009-03-27
Genre: Medical

Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations, Student Edition This comprehensive textbook provides a complete introduction to risk management in health care. Risk Management Handbook, Student Edition, covers general risk management techniques; standards of health care risk management administration; federal, state and local laws; and methods for integrating patient safety and enterprise risk management into a comprehensive risk management program. The Student Edition is applicable to all health care settings including acute care hospital to hospice, and long term care. Written for students and those new to the topic, each chapter highlights key points and learning objectives, lists key terms, and offers questions for discussion. An instructor's supplement with cases and other material is also available. American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) is a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association with more than 5,000 members representing health care, insurance, law, and other related professions. ASHRM promotes effective and innovative risk management strategies and professional leadership through education, recognition, advocacy, publications, networking, and interactions with leading health care organizations and government agencies. ASHRM initiatives focus on developing and implementing safe and effective patient care practices, preserving financial resources, and maintaining safe working environments.

Standards for Home Health Personal Care and Support Services and Hospice

Author: Jcr
Publisher: Joint Commission Resources
ISBN: 9781599405537
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Medical

A great resource for your home care and hospice staff. The new 2012 Standards for Home Health, Personal Care and Support Services, and Hospice can help you quickly and easily find the standards and scoring information you need. It puts the latest accreditation requirements, policies, and procedures at your fingertips. It also includes scoring information at every element of performance, including scoring category, criticality, documentation requirement, and Measure of Success. The 2012 Standards for Home Health, Personal Care and Support Services, and Hospice has color-coded tabs, allowing you to find exactly what you need when you need it: The 2012 standards, National Patient Safety Goals, and Accreditation Participation Requirements only for home health, personal care and support services, and hospice organizations Updated accreditation process chapter, which includes new decision categories and the 2012 home care accreditation decision rules, and sentinel events chapter Applicability grids at each standard to identify setting-specific requirements for your home health, personal care and support services, or hospice organization An appendix listing Medicare requirements for hospice This 6 x 9 softcover, spiral-bound book makes a perfect reference guide handy in meetings, for orientation and training, and as a practical overview of the Joint Commission s accreditation requirements for all your staff.

Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management

Author: James T. Tweedy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420025460
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Surpassing the standard set by the first edition, Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management, Second Edition presents expansive coverage for healthcare professionals serving in safety, occupational health, hazard materials management, quality improvement, and risk management positions. Comprehensive in scope, the book covers all major issues in the field. It presents information on physical, chemical, biological, ergonomic, and psycho-social hazards in an organized format. In addition to providing easily digested information, the author has constructed practical checklists and forms that can be readily put to use. He provides advice and guidance on management, hazard control, compliance, standards, and accreditation. Updates to the second edition include additional information on leadership, performance improvement, risk management, organizational culture, behavioral safety, root cause analysis, new OSHA and Joint Commission requirements, and regulatory changes. And if that weren't enough, the book supplies a blueprint for developing training and education programs, provides more than 25 appendices addressing healthcare-related safety topics and OSHA issues, and includes more than 30 safety checklists that cover a variety of hazards found in healthcare and long term care facilities. Not only will you use this reference on a daily basis, you may find yourself reaching for this book so often that it will not stay on your bookshelf.

Cytology E Book

Author: Edmund S. Cibas
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781437719703
Release Date: 2009-01-20
Genre: Medical

This new edition examines the latest diagnostic techniques for the interpretation of a complete range of cytological specimens. It is concise, yet covers all of the organ systems in which the procedure is used, with the number of pages devoted to each body site proportional to the clinical relevance of cytology for that site. Inside, you’ll find new information on ductal lavage cytology and expanded coverage of FNA performance, keeping you current with the newest procedures. Over 700 full-color illustrations provide you with a real-life perspective of a full range of cytologic findings. Each chapter includes a discussion of indications and methods, along with a section on differential diagnosis accompanied by ancillary diagnostic techniques such as immunohistochemistry and molecular biology, where appropriate. Offers comprehensive coverage of everyday diagnostic work in a concise format for a practical benchside manual. Covers every type of cytology—gynecology, non-gynecology, and FNA. Presents an in-depth differential diagnosis discussion for all major entities. Examines the role of special techniques such as immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, and molecular biology in resolving difficulties in interpretation and diagnosis. Provides an in-depth analysis of common diagnostic pitfalls to assist with daily signing out and reporting. Features coverage of patient management in discussions of pertinent clinical features. Uses capsule summaries featuring easy-to-read bulleted text that provide a quick review of key differential diagnoses, diagnostic pitfalls, cytomorphologic features, and tissue acquisition protocols for specific entities. Includes over 700 full-color illustrations that provide you with a real-life perspective of a full range of cytologic findings. Covers automated cytology and HPV testing in Cervical and Vaginal Cytology chapter, providing an up-to-date reference on the techniques used in today’s labs. Offers new information on ductal lavage cytology and expanded coverage of FNA performance, keeping you current with the newest procedures. Discusses the implementation of proficiency testing and changes in laboratory inspection and accreditation. Includes recommendations from the 2008 National Cancer Institute Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration State of the Science Conference.

Environmental Management in Healthcare Facilities

Author: Kathryn D. Wagner
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: 072166444X
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Medical

CD-ROM offers rapid access to all of the most relevant federal guidelines and regulations. Presents treatment options for non-hazardous, non-radioactive wastes. Provides guidelines for the management of hazardous materials, antineoplastic and other hazardous drug waste, and low-level radioactive and laboratory waste. Explores the concerns of small facilities such as doctor or dentist offices. Discusses special issues such as water supply and wastewater discharge, indoor air quality, management of asbestos-containing materials, sharps management, and more. Addresses the management of chemical hazards, minimization of the human risk of infection, and improvement of safety. Reviews the regulations and regulatory framework that are most relevant for healthcare environmental managers.