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The Healthcare Environmental Management (HEM) course provides the unique opportunity to improve healthcare safety and security management skills by focusing on compliance with applicable regulations and a systems safety approach to hazard identification and control. Available in-class or online, participants focus on improving workplace safety, reducing the risk of illness and injury to staff and patients, and minimizing property loss.

The course addresses safety from a human factors and systemic perspective. Students are introduced to these concepts as approaches to hazard identification and accident investigation and analysis. Using these concepts, students will be better able to identify systemic factors that may contribute to incidents.

The in-class program includes plenty of time for participants to meet, interact, and network with colleagues who share a commitment to healthcare safety and security. The curriculum is structured with classroom exercises and real world case studies. Active question and answer periods help students develop important peer-to-peer interaction necessary to build leadership and communication and foster team buildingall necessary components of the overall safety learning culture that the HEM program strongly promotes.

For more information or for questions concerning requirements, please contact Jill Rosenfeld,, (610) 825-6000, ext. 5462.

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The program provides the background and tools to better manage the workplace hazards present across the continuum of care. View a sample agenda from the course and learn more about the subject matter experts below.

Meet our HEM Instructors

Meet Luke. HEM Instructor

Length: 5:40.

Meet Phil. HEM Instructor

Length: 1:43.

Meet Marge. HEM Instructor

Length: 2:08.



ECRI Institute Headquarters
5200 Butler Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462​

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HEM certification candidates who participate in the self-paced online program receive the same study materials provided to classroom-style participants. You will be given access to ECRI Institute’s learning management system containing the recordings of the actual classroom sessions. You can study at your own pace, but must pass the 100-question, multiple-choice test within one year of course registration.

Continuing Education Credits

Each of the individual modules of both the classroom and online version have been approved for California State Nursing Hours.

HEM Recertification Information

All certified HEMs are required to complete the recertification process every three years.