An EH&E surveyor will review your Environment of Care (EC) readiness from a high level perspective using a customized assessment tool and on-site walkthrough. The final report will serve to target your efforts at improvement in critical areas.
This economical assessment is typically performed on-site and reviews key elements of performance required in the EC. It is designed to quickly assess the condition of program elements in place or missing across all areas, and to identify specific plans, documents, and program activities for further review as required.
The purpose of the inspection is to review representative areas and activities that may give an indication of preparedness in the areas of Safety Management (EC.01.01.01 and EC.02.01.01), Security Management (EC.01.01.01 and EC.02.01.01), Hazardous Materials and Waste Management (EC.01.01.01, EC.02.02.01, MM.01.01.03, and IC.02.02.01), and Environmental Maintenance (EC.02.06.01). During the inspection the surveyors observe the general operational condition of areas commonly associated with violations (such as laboratories and storage areas) and the general procedures in place to maintain safety and security.
EH&E will use a customized survey tool to review preparedness within the nine standards that comprise the EC. In order to meet The Joint Commission requirements for healthcare facilities, various documents, activities, and procedures are required to be in place. This evaluation verifies the general status of these requirements, and provides a good overview of the institution’s state of readiness for a Joint Commission survey.
EH&E will prepare a summary report that includes the completed EC survey and a list of recommendations for further investigation or work in any area found to be potentially vulnerable, based on both the survey and the walkthrough.