The Physical Environment | Joint Commission
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Friday 9:01 CST, July 29, 2016

The Physical Environment

Future Module Release Schedule:

  • Available Jul 2016 -  LS Protection LS.02.01.30
  • Available Aug/Sept 2016 - Automated Suppression Sys. LS.02.01.35
  • Available Oct/Nov 2016 - Haz Mat/Waste Mgmt EC.02.02.01

Intended Audience:

  • Hospital Leaders
  • Facilities Managers
  • Clinicians
  • Quality Coordinator/Leaders 

The purpose of this portal is to provide guidance and education to reduce instances of non-compliance with the top eight Environment of Care/Life Safety standards.

 

About this Portal


The Joint Commission has identified several Standards that have been frequently cited during survey activity over the past few years.  This portal, in partnership with the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), will provide information to reduce findings of non-compliance.

Focus of the Portal:

  • Eight identified Standards
     
  • Each Standard will be addressed over two months;
    • First month - requirements and compliance
    • Second month – Leadership, evaluating organization level compliance 
       
  • Improved patient safety with;
    • Best practices in the patient care environment
    • High Reliability practices for leadership to assess and ensure compliance
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Mission:


To provide a single, authorized resource where information specific to frequently identified Standards and Elements of Performance (EP) of the Joint Commission can be accessed. This resource is to be free to all seeking this information. The specific Standards and associated EPs are discussed by the Joint Commission and possible solutions presented by Joint Commission Resources. The site is partnering with the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) to provide world class examples of successful compliance from high reliability organizations.

 

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