EOC Rounds Quick Tips: Smart Approaches to Keep Your Facility Safe


Rounding in the hospital setting

EOC Rounds Quick Tips offers successful approaches for effective safety rounds to keep your facility safe.  Performing Environment of Care (EOC) rounds in healthcare is extremely important to ensure the safety and well being of patients, visitors and staff. However, rounding in the physical environment can be complex and challenging. Consider safety, security, hazardous materials, management, utilities, medical equipment and infection control for starters.

Use the essential tips presented in this course to exceed CMS and TJC expectations, reduce your workload and maintain a safe environment.

Learn & Apply:

  • Successful multidisciplinary approaches to integrate fire safety and emergency management with other safety management areas.
  • Provide general environmental safety assessment with EOC Rounds.
  • Obtain an environmental rounding tool to identify and document key issues.

Meet the course instructor on EOC Rounds Quick Tips

James Ballard, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS, HACP, is a Healthcare Consultant with over 30 years of experience responsible for assessing healthcare organizations’ readiness for licensing, accreditation and regulatory compliance. James provides support to organizations in the areas of Life Safety Code® compliance, Environment of Care, Emergency Management, Quality, Performance Improvement, Patient Safety and Clinical Care requirements. He has expertise in The Joint Commission (TJC) accreditation, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements as a former Federal Surveyor. He has served as faculty and speaker for Risk Assessment, Medication Management, Patient Safety, and other regulatory compliance issues. In addition, he assists organizations with post-survey activities, education and follow-up, patient safety strategies, and quality improvement initiatives.

Mr. Ballard has worked in a variety of healthcare positions and his experiences range from Surgical Technologist, EMT, Combat Medicine to a Federally Certified Healthcare Surveyor (Hospital, Critical Access, Transplant, Ambulatory Survey Centers and Long-Term Care), to Director positions over Compliance, Quality, Infection Prevention, Safety, Risk Management, Employee Health, and Emergency Preparedness. Mr. Ballard was the main creator of the CMS Focused Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (FQAPI) Survey process and tool for Transplant programs in Hospitals.

Round for success and meet the challenges in the physical environment with EOC Quick Tips. Interested in our Nursing Contact Hours opportunity?

Enroll in the EOC Rounds Quick Tips course today!