Digging into the files of my Hospital Safety Director’s Handbook, here are some thoughts about the Statement of Conditions (SOC).
The SOC process, from a survey perspective, does a couple of things [more]
“Physical Environment Compliance 2010: The Joint Commission’s Latest Interpretations and Survey Hotspots” will help you put these interpretations and other practical strategies to work immediately at your hospital. Here’s the full agenda for the show: [more]
We’re happy to announce two brand new professional development seminars that will focus on the hot topics of Life Safety Code compliance and emergency managment: [more]
Hi everyone, it’s Scott Wallask. I got a chance to ask George Mills, senior engineer at The Joint Commission, about the future of the building maintenance program (BMP). Mills spoke at a Joint Commission Resources audio conference on Wednesday.
Mills said there is no plan [more]
Hello, it’s Scott Wallask logging in. There’s still time to make plans to attend the 3rd Annual Hospital Safety Center Symposium May 14-15 in Las Vegas, and to nudge those of you on the fence, here are five great reasons to join us: [more]
Hi everyone, it’s Scott Wallask checking in today. I’m happy to announce that we’ve posted a free online recording of our January 29 audio conference, “Hospital Safety in 2009: A Sneak Preview of HCPro’s 3rd Annual Hospital Safety Center Symposium.”
You can listen [more]
Hi everyone, it’s Scott Wallask. I’d sure like to thank everyone who joined us on Thursday for our free audio conference, “Hospital Safety in 2009: A Sneak Preview of HCPro’s 3rd Annual Hospital Safety Center Symposium.”
In addition to getting an early look at what’s coming for this year’s Hospital Safety Center Symposium May 14-15, listeners also got an interesting tidbit from Brad Keyes, CHSP, life safety consultant for The Greeley Company in Marblehead, MA. [more]
Well, another week kicks into high gear, and once again, another Joint Commission FAQ is birthed into the world — this one for life safety.
If ever you wanted more information on the circumstances under which you would request a PFI extension [more]
I just happened to notice a new Joint Commission FAQ (posted January 6) giving folks 45 days to correct a Life Safety Code deficiency before bumping it up to PFI status. That’s good news for the folks in the field.
- The first thing I’d look at is the severity of the repairs. For example, is the PFI a barrier wall in a patient care area?
- Then look at what resources need to be brought to bear to manage the long-term items (e.g., time, materials, staffing, access, and whatever else comes into play in figuring out how the conditions will be resolved).