Pandemic Drill-Down: Preparing for JCAHO's Revised EC 4.20
Peggy Prinz Luebbert, MS, MT (ASCP), CIC, CHSP
Softbound book + companion CD-ROM
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Planning for a pandemic, such as avian flu, is high priority on the list of JCAHO concerns and all hospitals are affected. The JCAHO revised its emergency management standard EC.4.20. to triple the extensive requirements for emergency drills.
All hospitals must now plan and conduct realistic pandemic drills to ensure patient safety and stay in compliance. Written by industry expert, Peggy Prinz Luebbert, MS, MT (ASCP), CIC, CHSP, this book and CD-ROM will help safety officers, emergency planners, and infection control professionals improve or develop their current emergency plans to meet the newest JCAHO requirements.
Packed with relevant, time-saving forms and checklists, this resource provides expert guidance on conducting pandemic drills, reviewing your hospital’s performance, and demonstrating the effectiveness of your updated compliance efforts to JCAHO surveyors. This handbook includes:
Key changes to JCAHO standards in EC and IC that could affect development and implementation of your pan flu disaster exercise
Descriptions of different types of exercises and examples of when each are most effective
Practical steps to design, implement, and evaluate a pandemic exercise
Strategies to incorporate lessons learned from one drill exercise to improve the overall emergency management plan, especially when networking with the community and local safety organizations.
All of the policy language, exercises, forms, and lists are easy to print out from the included CD-ROM, as well as amend or customize, as needed.
Drill-down review is crucial to ensure compliance and patient safety. Hospitals must show the JCAHO not only that they’ve learned from their drills, but have incorporated corrections into updated plans. Pandemic Drill-Down streamlines this time-consuming process by providing exercises that lead to improvement in true emergency responses, enabling staff to practice their roles and gain experience. Best of all, the process guidelines mapped out in this guide can easily be adapted to a wide range of other biological exercise types, scenarios and resources. Who needs access to this comprehensive resource?
hospital security officers,
facility and utilities managers,
infection control professionals,
survey coordinators, and
doctors and nurses who handle drills
Peggy Prinz Luebbert, MS, MT (ASCP), CIC, CHSP, is currently the system consultant for infection control (IC) and epidemiology at Alegent Health headquartered in Omaha, NE. She received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology from the College of St. Mary’s in Omaha and her master’s degree in pathology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Luebbert has worked for 20 years in the areas of clinical IC, safety, and risk management in various healthcare arenas. Luebbert also consults with healthcare facilities throughout the United States about implementing regulations associated with safe environments.
With more than 18 years of experience, HCPro, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated information, education, training, and consulting products and services in the vital areas of healthcare regulation and compliance. The company's mission is to meet the specialized informational, advisory, and educational needs of the healthcare industry. As an acknowledged industry authority in healthcare regulation and compliance, HCPro focuses on providing its clients assistance and expertise in the areas of accreditation, medical staff affairs, credentialing, privileging, medical record management, regulatory compliance, nursing, quality/patient safety, infection control, and workplace safety.
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