McLaughlin, Susan
July 2006
Health Facilities Management;Jul2006, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p49
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the updated Standard EC.4.20 of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, which aims to test hospital emergency response. The assessment of the organization's preparedness capabilities and performance when systems are stressed during an actual emergency is the goal of the testing. A drill that involves multiple cascading events that require a more challenging response should be considered by the hospitals.


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