The Life Safety Book: A Guide to Using the Joint Commission Life Safety Chapter and the Statement of Conditions
The Joint Commission
Softcover: 277 pages
Joint Commission Resources
Co-published by JCR
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Recommended by The Joint Commission, The Life Safety Book: A Guide to Using the Joint Commission Life Safety Chapter and the Statement of Conditions™ helps organizations understand the relationship of the new Life Safety Standards and the updated SOC and effectively use them to ensure patient and staff protection from the risk of fire. This comprehensive guide to fire safety is invaluable for facility managers in ambulatory, behavioral, critical access hospital, hospital, long term care, and home care/hospice settings.
Special Feature! Includes online bonus information regarding The Joint Commission Life Safety standards and how to comply with them.
Fire safety is so important in a health care setting that the Joint Commission has devoted a new standards chapter to it. The “Life Safety” Chapter is designed to make both life safety compliance and evaluation easier. It’s structured to directly reflect the Life Safety Code«— the National Fire Protection Association’s code to help organizations protect patients, staff, and visitors from threats posed by fire. And it’s right in synch with the Joint Commission’s Statement of Conditions™ (SOC), the tool through which organizations can create Plans for Improvement (PFIs) to address any deficiencies related to the Life Safety Code.
Explanation of the “Life Safety” Chapter and how it relates to the Life Safety Code
Occupancy-specific requirements of the Life Safety Code
How surveyors will use the “Life Safety” Chapter and the SOC during the survey
Information on how to keep the SOC up-to-date and use it as a living process for facility management
Information on Interim Life Safety Measures (ILSM) and the equivalency process to address fire safety deficiencies
Crosswalks between the Joint Commission Life Safety standards and the NFPA Life Safety Code
The complete “Life Safety” Chapter for reference
Step-by-step instructions on how to convert an existing spreadsheet to the SOC
A glossary of terms used in the "Life Safety" Chapter and the SOC
You may view sample pages here.
The Joint Commission's mission is to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization, established more than 50 years ago. Joint Commission is governed by a board that includes physicians, nurses, and consumers. Joint Commission sets the standards by which health care quality is measured in America and around the world. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the US. An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Since 1951, the Joint Commission has maintained state-of-the-art standards that focus on improving the quality and safety of care provided by health care organizations. The Joint Commission's comprehensive accreditation process evaluates an organization's compliance with these standards and other accreditation requirements.
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