In a health care environment, risks abound. This must-have book provides organizations with the tools and know-how to conduct effective assessments of potential risks and take steps to minimize them. Whether the risk issue is infant and pediatric abduction, infection control during construction, fire safety, or potential disaster emergencies, Environment of Care Risk Assessment guides organizations through a basic risk assessment process and suggests potential high-profile, high-risk areas for consideration. It shows how to use existing standards tools such as the Periodic Performance Review, Interim Life Safety Measures, the hazard vulnerability analysis, and more. And, it provides case studies, examples, and worksheets for assessing and minimizing risk and includes a CD-ROM with interactive risk assessment forms. Performing risk assessments can help organizations avoid OSHA fines, accreditation noncompliance, and more. But the bottom line is that by performing prudent and timely risk assessments, organizations can help ensure patient, staff, and visitor safety.
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