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Life Safety Code: What Facilities should do during the Pandemic


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Life Safety Code - What Facilities should do during the Pandemic

Skilled Nursing and ICF-IID

May 28, 2020

Live Webinar

2:00 pm-3:30 pm

1 CE for NHA and nurses

The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) require participating skilled nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities to comply with the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association 101-2012 Edition, commonly referred to as the Life Safety Code (LSC) as well as the NFPA 99 - 2012 edition known as the Health Care Facilities Code.

Over the past several weeks CMS has issued 1135 Blanket Waivers regarding compliance with the NFPA Life Safety Code and Health Care Facilities requirements. Mostly the waivers permit certain NFPA mandated inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) activities to be adjusted during the federal emergency declaration and as visitation to all centers is curtailed.

This webinar will cover facility life safety compliance, waiver allowances and the items which are permitted to be postponed temporarily as well as reviewing the required inspection, testing and maintenance items that must be maintained throughout the pandemic. It will include the ITM which must be maintained and provide forms, policies and best practice guides for use by healthcare organizations. Using real life examples and survey scenarios, you will explore how these codes apply to facilities, discuss code changes and the increased inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) requirements, and review common violations.

As a nearly 20-year OHCA board member, Kenn is one of the leading LSC experts in the country. He is an active administrator, owner and life safety and emergency management specialist. With Kenn's outbreak experience, as well as Life Safety and Emergency Management expertise, this webinar is one that should not be missed.

- Discuss the 1135 Waivers issued by CMS related to Life Safety Code and NFPA requirements.
- Discuss 2012 edition of NFPA 101 Life Safety Code and the 2012 edition of the Healthcare Facilities Code
- Review the leading CMS Life Safety deficiencies and offer proactive and practical solutions to achieve and maintain compliance.
- Recommend policies, standards and/or guidelines for immediate review and facility implementation.
May 28, 2020

Live Webinar

2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Continuing Education Credits:
This program is approved for one (1) hour of credit for nursing home administrators and nurses.

Have a conflict the day or time of the call or just want other shifts to be able to hear the program? This program is being recorded and a link will available. CEs are not available for listening to the presentation.
Kenneth Daily, LNHA and founder of Elder Care Systems Group
Kenn has a long track record of leading people, building teams, and recommending best practices, quality control, and fiscal accountability for healthcare programs.

In 2004, Kenn learned first-hand the critical importance of the Life Safety Code and Emergency Preparedness for senior living centers when a facility managed by Kenn and his partner suffered a significant fire event. No resident or staff member was injured but the facility sustained millions in damages taking more than a year to complete the reconstruction.

Empowered by this experience, Kenn set to learn and share with health care professionals the importance of compliance with the NFPA's Life Safety Code to ensure the safest building for those served. Additional importance was that facilities must be prepared for unexpected emergencies. With the recent implementation of CMS's Emergency Preparedness mandate, Kenn has worked with hundreds of facilities and individuals focused on being better prepared for those things we cannot control. As Kenn has said many times, you cannot control the environment, but we can control the facility response. Today, Kenn is one of the leading Life Safety Specialists focused on senior living and works throughout the country on life safety and emergency preparedness. He is an engaging speaker presenting at professional conferences, trainings and other events nationwide offering insights on long term care operations, quality, survey, disaster management and life safety code. He has authored and edited numerous articles and professional manuals.

Kenn has served nearly 20 years on the Ohio Health Care Association Board of Trustees. Kenn serves as the chair of the OHCA's Life Safety and Disaster Management Committee (more than 12 years). He also serves on the American Health Care Association Life Safety & Disaster Management Committee as well as the National Fire Protection Association Health Care Committee and its Executive Board.
CEs & Other Education Requirements:

This program is approved for one (1) hour of credit for nursing home administrators and nurses. Individual attendance will be monitored throughout the call. Only those attending the entire call will be awarded continuing education credit. All participants, regardless of need for credits, may receive a certificate of attendance.
How much does it cost?

Registration Fees:
Members: $25 per person
Non-Members: $70 per person

Registration fees are charged per person. Any additional phone numbers calling in will be billed the individual registration fee.

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