EC Made Easy: Your Key to Understanding the Environment of Care, 4th Edition

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

Release Date: April 15, 2023. 230 pages. 

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EC Made Easy: Your Key to Understanding the Environment of Care, 4th Edition
  • EC Made Easy: Your Key to Understanding the Environment of Care, 4th Edition
U.S. Standards
Product Description

Product Description

Makes the Health Care Physical Environment Easy to Understand!
The 4th edition of this best-selling guide provides the answers to the who, what, when, where, and why of The Joint Commission’s Environment of Care (EC) standards. Health care facilities management can be complex, but this updated guide makes it easy to understand and to comply with EC standards. This guide is perfect for new health care facilities managers, safety engineers, and Joint Commission accreditation professionals, and it is just what health care organization leaders need to understand all the concepts, terms, and jargon. Readers of previous editions have praised the book's "translation" of the language of health care facilities management for those new to the field and for those who need to support health care facilities 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 in a colorful, easy-to-follow format. Dozens of tools that reflect and reinforce the core content are available for download. This book also explains how The Joint Commission’s EC 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 Joint Commission’s physical environment standards are among the most challenging with which health care organizations must comply, based on how frequently they are cited by surveyors as deficient—and this book simplifies those concepts.  Please note that this new edition focuses only on the EC standards (not the LS and EM standards); check out JCR's new titles for Life Safety and Emergency Management standards compliance.
Key Content
  • Health care facility safety and security
  • Hazardous materials and waste
  • Medical equipment and utility systems
  • New Joint Commission requirements related to water management and workplace violence prevention
  • Fire and life safety
  • The relationship of Joint Commission standards to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)’s codes
  • 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 and LS standards
Key Features
  • Easy-to-understand explanations and simple definitions of key terms and concepts
  • Dozens of customizable, downloadable tools, including logs, checklists, sample policies, and more
  • Easy-to-use, easy-to-reference organization of content—get what you need when you need it
Standards: EC, LS
Settings: Ambulatory Care, Assisted Living Communities, Behavioral Health Care and Human Services, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Hospital, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Nursing Care Centers, Laboratory
  • Health care facilities managers, both new and seasoned, across all accreditation programs
  • Accreditation professionals
  • Leadership at various levels who need to support health care facilities management
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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Table of Contents

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