Audits & Review of the Joint Commission’s requirements for the “physical environment”

SMS, Inc. specializes in reviewing the program documentation required for compliance with The Joint Commission’s standards for the Physical Environment (PE). Reorganized in 2009, these standards include the chapters for the Environment of Care (EC), Emergency Management (EM) and Life Safety (LS). SMS, Inc.’s highly experienced technical staff systematically evaluates all components of these program areas, including Management Plans, policies, and procedures and tools. Our technical experts will interview your key personnel or content experts and mentor them to develop successful program management. Our technical staff can teach and train your staff utilizing survey-proven methods for the best arrangement and presentation of the organization’s programs to the surveyor.

Upon completion of an audit and review, the consultant will provide a comprehensive report of the status of your programs, including a scorecard of compliance that can be utilized for corrective action(s). In addition to this snapshot of compliance, the consultant will make specific recommendations of how the organization might improve programs and accreditation scores. We recommend that the audit take place at least 12 months prior to the survey to allow sufficient time to fine tune programs and prepare for the survey.