2020 Environment of Care® Essentials for Health Care
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2020 Environment of Care Essentials for Health Care

A handy crosswalk of the environment of care, emergency management, and life safety standards across ALL settings of care.

Release Date: February 15, 2020. 204 pages.

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Product Description

Product Description

Make preparing for survey easier with 2020 Environment of Care® Essentials for Health Care. This indispensable spiral-bound volume bundles the environment of care (EC), emergency management (EM), and life safety (LS) standards and elements of performance for all settings in one convenient reference so the information you need is always right at your fingertips. Equipment management (EQ), which appears only in the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Home Care is also included.

New for 2020, the redesigned matrix will help you streamline compliance efforts in your health care system, allowing you to quickly cross-reference physical environment, emergency management, and life safety requirements across settings. Simplify your compliance efforts by picking up your copy today!

Key Topics

  • Essential information for complying with EC requirements with regard to safety, security, hazardous materials and waste, medical equipment and utility systems, and fire safety 
  • Complete Emergency Operations Plan/Emergency Management Plan requirements 
  • Unabridged LS management requirements aligned with the 2012 Life Safety Code®*

Key Features

  • All EC, EM, and LS standards and EPs effective January 1, 2020
  • Redesigned, streamlined grid that compares standards across the continuum of care to promote continuous accreditation readiness for all organizations, including ambulatory health care, behavioral health care, critical access hospitals, home care, hospitals, laboratory services, nursing care centers, and office-based surgery centers
  • Glossary terms with clear, straightforward definitions

Standards: EC, EM, and LS (across all settings) and EQ (home care only)

Settings: All Joint Commission accreditation programs, including ambulatory health care, behavioral health care, critical access hospitals, home care, hospitals, laboratory services, nursing care centers, and office-based surgery centers

Key Audience

  • Facility managers
  • Emergency managers
  • Life safety experts
  • Staff engineers
  • Accreditation and regulatory staff
  • Risk managers
  • Health care facilities consultants and vendors

*Life Safety Code is a registered trademark of the National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA. (see The Joint Commission/NFPA® Life Safety Book for Health Care Organizations... 2nd Edition if needed)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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Table of Contents


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