The 2002 JCAHO Environment of Care Emergency Management Standards: Focus on HEICS




Length of Program:     120 minutes          



Course Description:

The Joint Commission announced that emergency management and preparedness is one area that surveyors will focus on in 2002 surveys.  The Joint Commission statement, “One of the surveyor’s most important roles in the nation today is to assist organizations in achieving their goals in emergency management…” clearly identifies this as an area where hospitals will need to prepare.


This seminar will provide detailed, practical information on how to comply with JCAHO Environment of Care Emergency Preparedness Standard.  The program will also present an overview of the components of the Hospital Emergency Incident Command System.


During this program you will receive:

  • A description of the HEICS system.

  • Practical techniques for preparing for a survey.

  • Information on changes in the Emergency Management section

  • A simple but effective system for organizing required documents.

  • Essential information on how to format documents.

  • Important tips on how to manage the actually survey.

  • Sample management plans, charts, graphs, reports and survey tools including HEICS flowchart and sample forms.

  Intended Audience:    

This course is designed for Emergency Management Directors, Engineering, Maintenance, Environmental Management, Clinical Engineering, Security Management, Safety Management, Risk Management, Nursing and Administration and JCAHO Compliance Coordinators.


 Following completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Use an easier method of complying with the Joint Commission Environment of Care

  • Emergency Management Standards.

  • Demonstrate how best to manage the HEICS process.

  • Understand how to best present your compliance documentation.


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