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Guidelines for design and construction of health care facilities: Includes ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170-2008, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities.. Facilities Guidelines Institute. The 2010 HGRC took on numerous challenges to modernize the document and meet the needs of the enforcing, design and owner communities. Major new sections on acoustics, patient handling and movement, bariatric accommodations, cancer treatment/infusion therapy services, freestanding cancer treatment facilities, and telecommunications areas in hospitals were added by the committee, along with new material on wayfinding, patient safety assessments, and outpatient rehabilitation facilities.

(Call No. Safety 152-094 2010)

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Minimizing the risk of legionellosis associated with buildings. American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Airconditioning Engineers, Inc.; 2000.

(Call No. Safety 152-073)

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Health technology forecast. ECRI; 2002. Information for the Health Technology Forecast was compiled through November 2001, drawing extensively on ECRI publications, and resources. Topics include Orthopedics, Endoscopy, Wound Care, Clinical Laboratory, Anesthesia and more.

(Call No. Safety 152-103)

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Health care contractors’ handbook: An introduction to working construction in a medical facility. Opus Communications & The Greeley Company; 2002. This book discusses "what's unique about construction work in a medical facility setting" and the importance of a pre-construction risk assessment, and safety and conduct issues.

(Call No. Safety 152-096)

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Indoor air quality during construction: A guide to best engineering practices and regulatory compliance. Wieber, Kenneth S.. Opus Communications & The Greeley Company; 2003. The book contains insight on what JCAHO, OSHA and the AIA have to say about air quality during health care construction projects, including the JCAHO's new standard EC.3.2.1 requiring hospitals to establish design criteria when designing and building the environment . OSHA regulations on asbestos removal, who to include on a pre-construction risk assessment team and choosing a project manager.

(Call No. Safety 152-099)

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American National Standard for emergency eyewash and shower equipment: ANSI Z358.1 2004. American National Standards Institute; 2004. This standard establishes minimum performance and use requirements for eyewash and shower equipment for the emergency treatment of the eyes or body of a person who has been exposed to injurious materials.

(Call No. Safety 152-072 2004)

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Health care facilities handbook: 8th edition. National Fire Protection Association; 2005.

(Call No. Safety 152-026 2005)

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Reusability of facemasks during an influenza pandemic: Facing the flu. Committee on the Development of Reusable Facemasks for Use During an Influenza Pandemic. National Academies Press; 2006. During January 2006 the DHHS asked the IOM to convene a committee to conduct a 90-day assessment focusing on the N95 filtering facepiece respirators and medical masks and its reuse during a pandemic influenza outbreak.

(Call No. Safety 152-109)

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Guidelines for design and construction of hospital and health care facilities. American Institute of Architects; 2006. All the latest in healthcare design. Reorganized to be more accessible and updated to reflect the most current trends in medical practice including bariatric patient requirements.

(Call No. Safety 152-094 2006)

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Statement of conditions manual – a comprehensive guide to Joint Commission compliance 2007. HCPro, Inc.; 2007. Each Life Safety Code section contains information on existing healthcare, new healthcare, business, and ambulatory healthcare care occupancies that are broken into familiar SOC topics such as buildings, rooms, compartments, floor assemblies, exits, operating features, and unusual observation.

(Call No. Safety 152-068 2007)

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Environment of care essentials for health care: 8th edition. Joint Commission Resources; 2008. All EC standards and survey process updates and revisions for 2008, details on new developments such as emergency exercises, emergency generator testing, the role played by the Life Safety Code Specialists, and how to use the new web-based BBI and PFI, forms and checklists for preparing for the EC portions of the accreditation process, tips to implement continuous standards compliance and improve EC standards performance, and the Environment of Care Compliance Self-Assessment Checklist CD-ROM.

(Call No. Safety 152-078 2008)

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Life safety compliance manual: A guide to the Joint Commission standards. Joint Commission Resources; 2009. Beginning on January 1, 2009, EC.5.20 and provisions from the Statement of Conditions (SOC) become the heart of the new life safety chapter. That means Life Safety Code (LSC) compliance is no longer entirely under the EC requirements. The Manual is a comprehensive resource that offers you an overview of the life safety chapter, including The Joint Commission's new scoring methodology, tools to comply with the LSC and the electronic SOC, strategies to meet unique challenges for healthcare occupancies, such as carts in corridors and the code benefits of having sprinkler protection, hotspots for each chapter that help you anticipate LSC pitfalls before they happen and expert interpretation of commonly confused requirements.

(Call No. Safety 152-118 2009)

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Environment of care essentials for health care: 9th edition. Joint Commission Resources; 2009. he most up-to-date Environment of Care, Emergency Management, and Life Safety standards and survey information for the accreditation process. Includes the new EC, EM, and LS chapters, developed through the Joint Commission's Standards Improvement Initiative (SII). It includes with it an Environment of Care Checklist CD-ROM--and an electronic version of the popular EC, EM, and LS Standards Matrix.

(Call No. Safety 152-078 2009)

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Environment of care compliance manual: A guide to the Joint Commission standards. Joint Commission Resources; 2009. Author Thomas J. Huser, MS, CHPS-who has more than 23 years experience as an in-the-trenches hospital safety professional-pulls apart the revised EC standards and breaks down what is really new and what has simply been recast. You'll get his expert advice on such topics as EC strategies, safety and security, hazardous materials and waste, fire prevention, medical equipment, and utilities management plans.

(Call No. Safety 152-119 2009)

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Emergency management compliance manual: A guide to the Joint Commission standards. Joint Commission Resources; 2009. The manual will help you to develop emergency management and operations plans (e.g., EM.01.01.01 and EM.02.01.01), define an emergency, and complete a HVA (e.g., EM.01.01.01), address The Joint Commission's six critical areas (e.g., EM.02.01.01 through EM.02.02.15), understand disaster privileging and assigning responsibilities during an emergency (e.g., EM.02.02.13 and EM.02.02.15), evaluate the effectiveness of your planning (e.g., EM.03.01.01 and EM.03.01.03), recognize hotspots and take action before they happen. Trusted safety professional and author Thomas J. Huser, MS, CHSP, strategically outlines the changes and provides compliance tips and advice for emergency management compliance success. Safety officers and emergency management coordinators alike use this reference on a daily basis to create policies and procedures to comply with this new chapter.

(Call No. Safety 152-117 2009)

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Environment of care essentials for health care: Environment of care, emergency management, and life safety. Joint Commission Resources; 2012. The most up-to-date Environment of Care, Emergency Management, and Life Safety standards and survey information for the accreditation process--all in one convenient spiral-bound volume.

(Call No. Safety 152-078 2012)

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