Environment of Care Safety

The environment of care in healthcare organizations focuses on anywhere patients are treated. The main objective in the environment of care arena is to provide a safe and effective environment for patients, employees and visitors. These resources focus on environment of care safety in healthcare organizations.

  • Guidelines/Recommendations


    Tobacco-Free Toolkit

    Healthcare organizations are great role models of healthy environments in the community. Healthcare facilities are encouraged to become 100% tobacco-free to protect patients, staff and visitors from secondhand smoke. This resource provides tools to transition to a tobacco-free organization.

    TAGS: Healthcare, models, healthy, Environment, second, Handcuffs, smoke

  • Guidelines/Recommendations


    Wet Floor Precautions In Healthcare Facilities

    Wet floors pose a significant slip/trip/fall hazard in hospitals. While mopping floors is a key component of any infection prevention program, the wet floor that results can be dangerous if proper precautions are not taken. This tool is an excellent document to train new hires in the Environmental Services department as well as a quick reminder for existing staff.

    TAGS: Hazards, hospitals, Prevention, Planning, Environment, Services

  • Guidelines/Recommendations


    Top 10 Ways Pests Can Gain Access

    Insects and pests that enter your organization can bring in bacteria and contaminate surfaces, equipment and supplies. This article is an excellent overview of common ways insects and pests enter your organization and how you can prevent it or at least control it. It is an excellent tool to help develop environmental services practices to assist with infection prevention.

    TAGS: bacteria, Equipment, Prevention, Infection, Practice, pest, insects

  • The Joint Commission

    The Joint Commission website provides healthcare providers with resources in regulatory and standards of care as it relates to the Environment of Care.

    TAGS: Healthcare, providers, Resources, regulatory, Environment, Care

  • The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

    NIOSH provides resources as it relates to workplace safety.

    TAGS: Resources, Workplace

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

    OSHA provides resources as it relates to occupational safety for workers.

    TAGS: occupational, Safety, Workers, OSHA