EC Made Easy: Your Key to Understanding EC, EM, and LS, 3rd Edition

New edition of best seller! Makes not only Environment of Care standards easy, but also Life Safety and Emergency Management standards. 

Release Date: May 1, 2020. 244 pages. 

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EC Made Easy: Your Key to Understanding EC, EM, and LS, 3rd Edition
U.S. Standards
Product Description

Product Description

Makes not only EC easy, but also LS and EM!

The 3rd edition of this best-selling guide provides the answers to the who, what, when, where, and why of The Joint Commission standards for Environment of Care (EC), Life Safety (LS), and Emergency Management (EM). Health care facility management can be complex, but this guide makes it easy to understand and to comply with the standards. This guide is perfect for new health care facility managers, safety engineers, and Joint Commission accreditation professionals--and it is also just what their leaders need to understand all the concepts, terms, and jargon. When we published the first edition, readers praised the book's "translation" of the language of health care facility management for those new to the field and for those who need to support health care facility professionals and "speak their language." 

Available in hard copy or as an individual e-book or digital site license, EC Made Easy applies to all Joint Commission accreditation programs. It presents key concepts, standards, compliance challenges, and codes in clear, concise language and a colorful, easy-to-follow format. Dozens of tools are integrated into the core content.  It also explains how EC, LS, and EM standards are surveyed for compliance by Joint Commission surveyors and demystifies the survey process, the scoring methodology, and accreditation policies and procedures pertaining to the health care environment. The EC, LS, and EM standards are among the most challenging standards with which health care organizations must comply, based on how frequently they are cited by surveyors as deficient—and this book simplifies those concepts.

Key Content

  • Health care facility safety and security
  • Hazardous materials and waste
  • Medical equipment and utility systems
  • Fire safety
  • Life safety
  • The relationship of Joint Commission standards to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)’s codes
  • Emergency management
  • Construction and renovation of health care facilities
  • Infection prevention and control issues as they relate to the environment of care
  • The survey process for EC, LS, and EM standards

Key Features

  • Fast-read explanations—no heavy text to plow through
  • Clear, concise definitions of buzz words and jargon—in plain language that anyone can understand
  • Dozens of customizable tools, including checklists, worksheets, schedules, forms, labels, and more
  • Easy-to-use, easy-to-reference organization of content—get what you need, when you need it

Standards: EC, EM, LS

Settings: Ambulatory Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Hospital, Office-Based Surgery, Nursing Care Centers, Laboratory


  • Health care facility managers, both new and seasoned, across all accreditation programs
  • Accreditation professionals
  • Leadership at various levels who need to support health care facility management
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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