Prevention Management

Proactive Strategies and Solutions to Ensure Quality Care and Patient Safety

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Preparing now for what may come, whether natural, man-made or a highly contagious pathogen, reduces the risk to an organization and saves money in the long run. Our team can assist you in reviewing current processes for both the clinical and physical environments for continued success and achievement.

We will collaborate with you on:

Priorities
Education
Management
Solutions

Additional Services:

Life Safety, Physical Environment & Emergency Management Compliance
Stay on top of the latest requirements and code expectations for a successful survey

The Physical Environment

The Physical Environment includes hazards that are unique to each organization and their location, such as security issues, safety concerns and utility matters. The standards provide the basic framework, but organizations must identify and address the hazards in their settings related to fire safety, security, hazardous materials and waste, utilities, and medical equipment.

When help is needed, our expert staff will:

Plans Management

Assess and offer suggestions for updates or edits to physical environment management plans

Mock Survey

Conduct focused mock survey activities related to Life Safety and the physical environment

Physical Environment Document Services

Provide ongoing Physical Environment Document Services for accurate record keeping and rapid retrieval

Gap Assessment

Conduct a gap assessment to match plan components to active organizational components addressing hazards

Education Facilitation

Facilitate Implementation or Education on new and challenging areas to exceed regulatory and accreditation expectations

Hazards may include such areas as:

Employee Health

Employee health and safety, security from active shooters, flammable germicides

Violence Direction

Slips/trips/falls, and violence directed at patients, staff, visitors and families

Fire Drill Participation

Participation of all staff, including Licensed Independent Practitioners, contract staff and Physicians, in fire drills

Testing of Electrical Outlets

Testing of electrical outlets, ground-fault Interrupters (GFI’s) in patient care areas and
emergency shut down procedures for utility systems

Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance for medical equipment needed for patients

Non-Electrical Equipment

Non-electrical equipment, such as infant cribs, wheelchairs, recliners and IV poles

Other Hazards

Other hazards that may be identified

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What people say about it

Linde Merrow
Phelps Health

Our consultant was great! He was very knowledgeable about TJC standards and CMS regulations. He engaged the staff and leadership in a positive manner. Thanks.

Emergency Management

When Disasters Strike, are plans effective? Ready for a Pandemic? Able to Manage Vulnerable Populations?

No matter what you call it: Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Operations, or Emergency Management, when disasters arise, prior planning is critical! Having a clear understanding of the vulnerabilities associated with your patient populations and geographic area necessitate mitigation and preparation. Consider the devastating emergence of the Novel Coronavirus and the major impact on the world. Retracing the timeline, actions taken, issues that arose and consideration for needed changes are essential in planning for the next event. Preparing now for what may come, whether natural, man-made or highly contagious pathogens, reduces the risk to an organization and saves money in the long run.

Planning includes:

Analysis

Conducting a hazard vulnerability analysis to identify risks

Prioritization

Prioritization and Mitigation of risks

Prepare

Preparation for what may come

Respond

Responding when events arise

Improve

Completing After Action Reports to continue to improve disaster management

Our team can assist you in reviewing current processes to continue your success and achievement in future events:

Meeting

Meeting with your emergency management/preparedness committee to facilitate planning and risk assessment.

Identify

Performing Gap Assessments to identify gaps between emergency operation plans and response activities.

Assessment

Annual Assessment of the Emergency Management program to determine compliance.

Updates and Edits

Program updates and edits to ensure that an All-Hazard approach is taken including the identification of vulnerable or at-risk populations.

Education

Staff and Leadership education related to Emergency Preparedness functions including the 1135 waiver process, HICS, NIMS and other required trainings.

Report Activities

After Action Report activities to assist your organization’s completion of the required assessment related to the Covid-19 National Emergency Declaration and your response activities.

Planning

Resource planning to ensure that adequate supplies and assets are maintained including PPE calculations, food calculations, water calculations, medication resources, national/state stockpile access and bedding/linen – patient care supplies.

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For more information, contact us at 704-573-4535

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