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

Nfpa 99 Health Care Facilities Code 2012 Edition

Author: Nfpa
ISBN: 1455901024
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Medical

Featuring a groundbreaking shift to a risk- vs. occupancy-based approach, the 2012 NFPA 99 ushers in a new era in health care safety! In response to an increasingly decentralized health care system, a growing array of high-tech procedures, and new security demands, the 2012 NFPA 99 has reinvented itself to reflect a new environment where it is the risk that a procedure poses to patients and staff, not the location where it is conducted, that defines safety guidelines. Its new title -- Health Care Facilities Code -- signifies that it is rewritten to make performance criteria for health care facilities more enforceable and adoptable. Completely reorganized, this new benchmark advances health care facility safety with major changes such as... * A new risk-based framework * A fully updated Chapter 5, Gas and Vacuum Systems, including additional maintenance requirements * New chapters on security, fire protection, and information technology * Operating rooms are considered a wet location unless a risk assessment of the area determines otherwise. Move up to a new level of protection and keep facilities up-to-code and patients and staff safe from harm. The 2012 NFPA 99 is essential for engineers, facility managers...AHJs...plumbers...gas and vacuum system installers, designers, and companies...and manufacturers. (Softbound, 211 pp., 2012)

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.

Cultural Sensitivity

Author: Geri-Ann Galanti
Publisher: Joint Commission Resources
ISBN: 9781599404219
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Medical

The cultural groups discussed in this guide include African American, Anglo-American, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Jewish, Middle Eastern, Native American, Russian, South Asian, and Southeast Asian. The book also discusses cultural patterns, including values, worldview and communication, time orientation, pain, family/gender issues, pregnancy and birth, children, end of life, and health beliefs and practices. The sections on health beliefs and practices are especially informative. This is a very handy pocket resource that broadly describes selected cultural groups. It includes a mnemonic (the 4 C's of Culture) to help healthcare professionals remember the questions to ask each patient: CALL (what do you call the problem?), CAUSE (what do you think caused the problem?), COPE (how do you cope with the problem?), and CONCERNS (what are your concerns?). This book should be required for all health professionals and students.

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.

Managing Pain

Author: Reader's Digest
Publisher: Readers Digest
ISBN: 076210144X
Release Date: 2001-05-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Provides natural and alternative strategies for preventing and easing pain thoroughout the body, chronic pain, and pain caused by injuries.

Environment of Care

Publisher: Joint Commission Resources
ISBN: 9781599406527
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Health facilities

Nfpa 99 2002

Author: NFPA (National Fire Prevention Association)
ISBN: 0064641031
Release Date: 2002-01-01

Continuing advances in patient treatment and medical technology give rise to new safety standards for their application. That's why if you are part of the health care picture, you need the 2002 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities! Written by health care professionals for health care professionals, this widely used Standard contains requirements designed to minimize the hazards of fire, explosion, and electricity in all types of health care facilities.

Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities 2014

Author: Facility Guidelines Institute
Publisher: American Hospital Association
ISBN: 0872589358
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Architecture

This product of the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) provides minimum standards for design and construction of hospitals and outpatient facilities. The standards for long- term care facilities will appear in a new document for 2014; please see the entry for Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities. Included in the Guidelines for Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities is information on the planning, design, construction, and commissioning process and facility requirements for both hospitals and outpatient facilities. Included are general hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, and rehabilitation facilities as well as new chapters on children's and critical access hospitals. Outpatient facilities covered include primary care facilities; outpatient surgery facilities; birth centers; urgent care centers; mobile units; outpatient psychiatric and rehabilitation centers; facilities for endoscopy, dialysis, and cancer treatment; and a new chapter on dental facilities. In addition, the 2014 Guidelines includes new material on safety risk assessments and medication safety zones; increased requirements for commissioning infrastructure systems; and updated requirements for surgery, imaging, endoscopy, and dialysis facilities as well as primary care facilities and freestanding emergency facilities.

Healthcare Safety for Nursing Personnel

Author: James T. Tweedy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482230284
Release Date: 2014-12-10
Genre: Medical

Nursing personnel play an integral role in healthcare and medical delivery organizations. Nurses not only work to keep patients safe, but must also contend with a number of safety and health risks. Illustrating the occupational risks nurses face, Healthcare Safety for Nursing Personnel: An Organizational Guide to Achieving Results addresses healthcare safety as related to nursing personnel risks, hazards, and responsibilities in hospitals and healthcare facilities. The book begins with an introduction to nursing safety that supplies a fundamental understanding of patient, nursing, and facility safety. Next, it delves into the range of safety issues that nurses must contend with. Topics covered include administrative area safety, bloodborne pathogens, workplace violence, infection control and prevention, emergency management, fire safety, and radiation hazards. Examining the concepts and principles of patient safety as related to organizational dynamics, culture, system methods, and key patient safety initiatives, the book supplies essential knowledge of healthcare safety risks, challenges, and controls. It includes information on leadership, management, communication skills, and understanding accidents. The book includes helpful resources in the appendices, such as a nurse safety perception survey, an accident causal factor chart, sample ergonomics symptoms report, sample TB exposure control plan, and a model respirator plan for small organizations. Complete with review exercises in each chapter, this book is ideal for certification training in nursing programs and as a reference for developing nursing in-service safety sessions.

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.