The Environment of Care Compliance Manual, Fifth Edition - eBook

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The Environment of Care Compliance Manual, Fifth Edition - eBook

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


The Environment of Care Compliance Manual, Fifth Edition,
provides all the guidance safety officers need to comply with The Joint Commission’s Environment of Care standards and corresponding CMS requirements. Author Thomas J. Huser, MS, CHSP, CHEP, discusses topics such as safety and security, hazardous materials and waste, fire prevention, medical equipment, life safety, utilities management, and management plans, delivering imperative information in a hassle-free format.

This valuable resource also includes policies and procedures, forms, and tools that can be easily downloaded and customized to use at your organization.

This book will provide readers with:

  • Analysis and compliance tips for each EC standard and element of performance (EP)
  • Explanation of changes to the interpretations and scoring of the standards and EPs 
  • Policies and procedures to comply with standards affecting all areas of the EC 
  • A look at how Joint Commission and CMS requirements overlap Strategies to avoid Joint Commission and CMS survey hot spots 
  • Evaluation procedures to validate your processes 
  • Forms and tools that can be customized for your facility


Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Strategies for the Environment of Care

Chapter 2: Safety and Security

Chapter 3: Hazardous Materials and Waste

Chapter 4: Fire Prevention

Chapter 5: Medical Equipment

Chapter 6: Utilities Management

Chapter 7: Functional Environment

Chapter 8: Staff Competency

Chapter 9: Demonstrating Implementation of Care

Chapter 10: Updated Survey Hotspots


Meet the Author:

Thomas J. Huser, MS, CHSP, CHEP, is safety coordinator, emergency management and hazardous materials, with Indiana University Health in Indianapolis. With 29 years of experience ranging from hospital management to emergency preparedness planning to 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 a master-level Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP), Huser has expertise in the Environment of Care, Emergency Management, and Life Safety chapters of The Joint Commission’s Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals.


Published: May 2015

Page count: 222
Dimensions: 8.5x11
ISBN: 978-1-55645-490-5

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