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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Kurt Kleparski(Medical College of Wisconsin)
Description: This new book provides a broad review of hospital safety management and features detailed discussions of hospital hazard control as well as OSHA and JCAHO regulatory requirements.
Purpose: This book is intended as a self-study guide for hospital safety professionals who plan to take the Certified Healthcare Safety Professional examination. The author has succeeded in providing a detailed overview of all of the major hazard control issues found in hospital organizations. It includes a discussion of JCAHO requirements, but they are not the primary focus of this book.
Audience: Written for established healthcare safety professionals preparing for board certification, this book is also quite valuable for someone newly assigned to the role of safety officer in a healthcare organization.
Features: The latest changes in OSHA and JCAHO regulations are discussed. Within the narrative are many valuable tables. Highlights include chapters devoted to a detailed glossary of terms, sample management plans, and detailed inspection checklists.
Assessment: The tables, glossary of terms, sample management plans, and the detailed inspection checklists make this book a valuable addition to a hospital safety officer's library. I would use this book as a reference handbook on hazard control in the hospital workplace. Because of its detailed explanations of complex regulations, it is not an easy read.