Emergency Management Compliance Manual, Second Edition

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Emergency Management Compliance Manual, Second Edition

Author: Thomas J. Huser, MS, CHSP, CHEP

Comply with the Joint Commission’s emergency management standards!

Now that CMS and The Joint Commission are placing greater emphasis on emergency management, this book is a must have!  The pressure is on safety officers and emergency management coordinators to protect their facility, staff, and patients from emergencies, regardless of size or type. The Emergency Management Compliance Manual, Second Edition, provides a detailed look at CMS and The Joint Commission’s Emergency Management expectations and standards. With this essential emergency preparedness resource, you’ll be able to cut through the clutter to better understand best practices and meet requirements.

This book will help you:

  • Develop emergency management and operations plans that work
  • Define an emergency and complete a hazard vulnerability analysis
  • Address The Joint Commission's six critical areas
  • Understand disaster privileging and assigning responsibilities during an emergency
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your planning
  • Recognize hotspots and take action before they happen
  • Prepare for the proposed CMS emergency management rule

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Strategies for Compliance With The Joint Commission’s Emergency Management Standards

Chapter 2: Emergency Management Plan Development

Chapter 3: The Emergency Operations Plan

Chapter 4: Emergency Communications

Chapter 5: Resources and Assets

Chapter 6: Security and Safety

Chapter 7: Staffing

Chapter 8: Utilities Management

Chapter 9: Patient Management

Chapter 10: Disaster Privileging

Chapter 11: Disaster Responsibilities

Chapter 12: Evaluation of Emergency Planning

Chapter 13: Effectiveness of the EOP

Chapter 14: Survey Hotspots

Chapter 15: Resources for Disaster Preparedness

About the Author:

Thomas J. Huser, MS, CHSP, CHEP, is safety coordinator of emergency management and hazardous materials with Indiana University Health in Indianapolis. With 29 years of experience, including hospital management, emergency preparedness planning, and fire safety instruction, Huser brings both administrative and real-world knowledge to his work in healthcare safety.

A master-level Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP) and Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP), Huser has expertise in the Environment of Care, Emergency Management, and Life Safety Code® chapters of The Joint Commission’s Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals.

Published: August 2015

Page count: 162
Dimensions: 8.5x11
ISBN: 978-1-55645-744-9