Life Safety Made Easy: Your Key to Understanding Fire Safety in Health Care Facilities

Brand new! A clear explanation of the Life Safety (LS) standards for those new to health care facility management and a helpful refresher for those with more experience in the field. Includes practical tools and definitions of key terms and concepts. 

Release Date: October 26, 2020. 180 pages. 

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Life Safety Made Easy
  • Life Safety Made Easy
U.S. Standards
All levels
Product Description

Product Description

This all-new, first edition from our popular "Made Easy" series provides the answers to the who, what, when, where, and why of The Joint Commission standards for Life Safety (LS). Health care facility management can be complex, especially life safety.  But this guide makes it easy to understand and to comply with the LS standards and explains how they relate to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Code®. 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 life safety concepts, terms, and jargon. This book aims to "translate" the language of life safety in health care facilities 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, Life Safety 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 LS 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 LS 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

  • The survey process for LS standards
    • ○ Fire alarm, notification, and suppression systems
  • The relationship of Joint Commission standards to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)’s codes
  • General life safety design and building construction
  • Means of egress
  • Barriers, openings, elevators, chutes, and furnishings

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, and more
  • Easy-to-use, easy-to-reference organization of content—get what you need, when you need it

Standards: 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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Table of Contents

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