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

Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management Third Edition

Author: James T. Tweedy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482206562
Release Date: 2014-03-12
Genre: Business & Economics

Comprehensive in scope, this totally revamped edition of a bestseller is the ideal desk reference for anyone tasked with hazard control and safety management in the healthcare industry. Presented in an easy-to-read format, Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management, Third Edition examines hazard control and safety management as proactive functions of an organization. Like its popular predecessors, the book supplies a complete overview of hazard control, safety management, compliance, standards, and accreditation in the healthcare industry. This edition includes new information on leadership, performance improvement, risk management, organizational culture, behavioral safety, root cause analysis, and recent OSHA and Joint Commission Emergency Management requirements and regulatory changes. The book illustrates valuable insights and lessons learned by author James T. Tweedy, executive director of the International Board for Certification of Safety Managers. In the text, Mr. Tweedy touches on the key concepts related to safety management that all healthcare leaders need to understand. Identifies common factors that are often precursors to accidents in the healthcare industry Examines the latest OSHA and Joint Commission Emergency Management Requirements and Standards Covers facility safety, patient safety, hazardous substance safety, imaging and radiation safety, infection control and prevention, and fire safety management Includes references to helpful information from federal agencies, standards organizations, and voluntary associations Outlining a proactive hazard control approach based on leadership involvement, the book identifies the organizational factors that support accident prevention. It also examines organizational dynamics and supplies tips for improving organizational knowledge management. Complete with accompanying checklists and sample management plans that readers can immediately put to use, this text is currently the primary study reference for the Certified Healthcare Safety Professional Examination.

Environment of Care Risk Assessment

Author: Joint Commission Resources, Inc
Publisher: Joint Commission on
ISBN: 1599401843
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

In a health care environment, risks abound. This must-have book provides organizations with the tools and know-how to conduct effective assessments of potential risks and take steps to minimize them. Whether the risk issue is infant and pediatric abduction, infection control during construction, fire safety, or potential disaster emergencies, Environment of Carer Risk Assessment guides organizations through a basic risk assessment process and suggests potential high-profile, high-risk areas for consideration. It shows how to use existing standards tools such as the Periodic Performance Review, Interim Life Safety Measures, the hazard vulnerability analysis, and more. And, it provides case studies, examples, and worksheets for assessing and minimizing risk and includes a CD-ROM with interactive risk assessment forms. Performing risk assessments can help organizations avoid OSHA fines, accreditation noncompliance, and more. But the bottom line is that by performing prudent and timely risk assessments, organizations can help ensure patient, staff, and visitor safety.

Getting the Board on Board

Author: Joint Commission Resources
Publisher: Joint Commission Resources
ISBN: 9781599405506
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Medical

"These are two of the most important questions trustees can ask themselves: If someone I loved were ill, would I want that person to receive care from the organization I govern? Would I myself want to receive care from that organization?' If you are not sure what level of quality and safety your organization can provide, the answer to these questions is probably no." -Introduction, Getting the Board on Board The context: A new era of health care reform. The players: Board members. The problem: Using less money to increase quality and productivity. The latest edition of the popular Getting the Board on Board: What Your Board Needs to Know About Quality and Patient Safety emphasizes that board members must shepherd their health care organization through today's conundrum of how to produce more with less. New case studies and examples from hospital and health care leaders across the United States demonstrate effective boards' best practices in the following areas: * Promoting a culture of quality and safety * Participating in measurement and improvement * Holding management accountable for change * Addressing quality and safety in board meetings Getting the Board on Board also provides an essential briefing to board members on the critical quality and patient safety issues facing health care organizations as well as The Joint Commission's role in promoting quality and patient safety. This product is also offered as a pack of 5 books, a PDF site license, and a single PDF book.

Planning Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities

Publisher: Joint Commission on
ISBN: 1599403072
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Architecture

Planning, Design, and Construction of Health Care Facilities, Second Edition, an updated version of a Joint Commission Resources best seller, is a comprehensive guide for health care organizations around the world that are looking to build new facilities - or update their current structures - in compliance with Joint Commission, Joint Commission International, and other recognized standards of health care design excellence. A wealth of strategies, tools, and real-world experiences of organizations around the globe supply the reader with the building blocks they need for success with their new facility or existing structure. Planning, Design, and Construction of Health Care Facilities, Second Edition assesses the challenges, compliance issues, and the need for a holistic approach to the design and function of health care facilities; and this new edition, readers receive valuable online resources in support of the printed material, including customizable tools they can use immediately in their organization.

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.

Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations

Author: American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470300176
Release Date: 2009-04-27
Genre: Medical

Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations, Student Edition is a complete introductory textbook on risk management in health care, incorporating all the basic elements of risk management as it relates to health care finance, quality, management, law, and regulatory compliance. In 24 concise chapters, this comprehensive introduction provides a perfect overview to prepare students, or working professionals in health care or law, enter the field of health care risk management and patient safety. Readers will be provided an understanding of 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. Each chapter will have key points, standardized introduction, list of key terms, and discussion questions. A separate downloadable instructors ́ manual will have additional support tools for the instructor. Chapter topics include: · Enterprise Risk Management in Health Care The Basics · Health Care Legal Concepts · Governance of the Health Care Organization · Development of a Risk Management Program · The Health Care Risk Management Professional · Risk Management Metrics · Ethics in Patient Care · Interpersonal Communication Skills: The Ultimate Loss Control Technique · Physician and Allied Health Professionals Credentialing · Documentation and the Medical Record · Basic Claims Administration · A Contract Review Primer for Risk Management · Information Technologies and Risk Management · Health Information Management · Introduction to Risk Financing · Insurance: Basic Principles and Coverages · Organizational Staffing · Emergency Management · Occupational Safety , Health ad Environmental Impairment: A Brief Overview · Early Warning Systems for the Identification Organizational · Patient Safety and the Risk Management Professional · Risk Management ́s Role in Performance Improvement · The Risk management Professional and Medication Safety

Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional

Author: Lon H. Ferguson
Publisher: Bernan Press
ISBN: 9781598887129
Release Date: 2015-04-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional takes an in-depth look at fire hazards in the workplace—from the substances required to do business to the building construction itself—and provides practical fire safety principles that can be applied in any work environment. Readers will learn how to develop emergency action plans and fire prevention plans, implement effective alarm and detection systems and fire extinguishment systems, and develop a comprehensive fire program management plan that is in compliance with Federal Emergency Management Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and National Fire Protection Association standards.

Managing Patient Flow in Hospitals

Author: Eugene Litvak
Publisher: Joint Commission on
ISBN: 1599403722
Release Date: 2009-06-15
Genre: Medical

Provides hospitals with scientifically grounded methods to optimally manage patient flow. This title features advanced tutorials to help you to: understand the problems in patient flow management; assess the quantitative impact of patient flow issues on patients and staff; and, use quantitative methods to enhance patient flow.