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Ligature risk, infection control top concerns at Executive Briefings

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, January 12, 2020

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by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)

Widespread ligature risks, incomplete environmental risk assessments, and lack of a mitigation plan are likely going to be the most serious Environment of Care (EC) problems to land you in hot water with The Joint Commission (TJC).

Any ligature finding is going to automatically be a Conditions of Participation (CoP)–level finding, warned Herman A. McKenzie, MBA, CHSP, the new director of TJC’s Department of Engineering, during this year’s Chicago session of the commission’s annual Executive Briefings.

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