Medical Safety
Medical Safety Environment of Care (EC)/Physical Environment (PE) Risk Management Toolkit 

 

Safety is defined as freedom from unacceptable risks, and it is the cornerstone for the Joint Commission's EC/PE standards.

To manage risk within the EC, military treatment facilities must effectively plan and execute effective programs related to safety, security, hazardous materials and waste, fire safety, medical equipment and facilities/utilities management.

This toolkit provides practical information and guidance, templates, sample policies, work sheets, checklists and similar tools to improve compliance with the Joint Commission's EC/PE standards. 

Table of Contents

Hot Topics

Tracers

E-Training

Checklists

Templates

Survey Preparation



Hot Topics

Non-government

ECRI:  2015 List of Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns External Link (April 2015)

HFM:  Possible Emergency Power Code Revisions External Link (April 2015)

TJC:  Top Five Most Challenging Requirements for 2014 External Link (April 2015)

TJC:  Annual Equipment Performance Evaluations for Diagnostic Imaging Services External Link (April 2015)

TJC:  Sentinal Event Data External Link (April 2015)

Government

OSHA: Updated Guidance for Protecting Healthcare and Social Service Workers from Workplace Violence External Link (April 2015)

 

E-Training

Non-government

 ASSE Risk Assessment Videos External Link

Government

 Writing Your EC Management Plans (NEW)

 Evaluating Your EC Management Plans (NEW)

 Safe and Functional Environment (NEW)

Safety Program (COMING SOON)


Templates

Safety 

  Product Notices and Recall Policy

 Safety Inspection Schedule 
  

Safety/EC Committees

 EC Safety Committee Report Tracker

 EC Safety Committee Minutes Template

EC Safety Committee Issues Tracking Log

 EC Safety Committee Self Evaluation Tool
 

Safe and Functional Environment

 Infection Control Risk Assessment Policy

Smoking

 Sample Tobacco-Free Environment Policy

Security

 Security Incident Response Evaluation

 Security Incident Summary Report

 Security Risk Assessment Form


Hazardous Materials and Waste

 Hazardous Chemical Inventory


Fire Safety

 Fire Smoke Barrier Penetration Policy

 Fire Smoke Barrier Penetration Permit

 Business Fire Incident Response Evaluation Report

 Hospital Fire Incident Response Evaluation Report

 Fire Drill Observer's Report

 Fire Drill Schedule

 Holiday Decoration Policy

 Holiday Decoration Inspection Log

 Interim Life Safety Measures Documentation Worksheet

 Interim Life Safety Measures Policy

 Interim Life Safety Measures Selection Matrix
 

Medical Equipment

 Medical Equipment Customer Service Evaluation
 

Emergency Management

 Emergency Codes and Staff Response

 Emergency Operations Annual Evaluation Outline - Hospital

 Emergency Operations Plan - Hospital        

 Global Risk Assessment Tool

 Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (Simple)

 Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (Detailed)

 Hazard Vulnerability Analysis Tool

 Utility System Failure and Staff Response Guide


Staff Roles and Responsibilities

 Staff Physical Environment Competency Assessment

 New Employee Safety Orientation

 Safety Orientation and Training Record

 Security Military Police Information Sheet

 Medical Maintenance Repairer Competency Assessment

 Utility Maintainer Competency Assessment


Tracers

 Safety Tracer

 Security Tracer

 HAZMAT Waste Tracer

 Medical Equipment Tracer


Checklists

 Laboratory Inspection Checklist

 Missing Patient Search Checklist

Security Program Checklist

 Fire Safety Inspection Checklist

 Holiday Decoration Checklist

 Medical Equipment Clinical Alarm Audit


Survey Preparation

Non-government

 2015 TJC Survey Activities Guide for Healthcare Organizations External Link

 2015 TJC Survey Activities Guide for Ambulatory Care External Link

Government

 EC Document Review Worksheet

 Preparation for the EC Interview Session