Life Safety Code Deficiencies: Is There Low-Hanging Fruit in Your Hospital?

Life Safety Code Deficiencies: Is There Low-Hanging Fruit in Your Hospital?

Did you know that most life safety code deficiencies that contribute to CMS condition-level deficiencies are “low-hanging fruit”? This means that many findings could be prevented if you would simply deal with the easy-to-address deficiencies on a routine basis. For the sake of this article, I’m going to pinpoint places where the life safety code low-hanging fruit are most commonly found in hospitals and offer simple practices for quick remediation.  

TJC Mock Survey Findings: Look Closely at Your Environment of Care

TJC Mock Survey Findings: Look Closely at Your Environment of Care

Over 80% of hospitals in one health system that we’ve surveyed in the past nine months were found to be in noncompliance with specific environment of care standards during their Joint Commission (TJC) mock surveys. Two commonly cited standards were EC.02.01.01 and EC.02.02.01, which require the organization to take action to minimize or eliminate identified safety and security risks, and manage risks related to hazardous materials and waste. This might involve staff, patients, and the physical environment.

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