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Areas of Vulnerability
Areas of Vulnerability

This self-paced online course covers the key areas of vulnerability in Health Care Occupancies and how to reduce exposure. Four key areas of vulnerability are lack of training, medical gas systems, vacuum systems, and fire potential.



Students will learn to:



  • Understand why proper training is essential to reduce vulnerability

  • List and define the key elements of effective staff response that are represented by the acronym "RACE"

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0.10 CEUCertificate$ 39
Detailed Description

This self-paced online course covers the key areas of vulnerability in Health Care Occupancies and how to reduce exposure.

Automatic Fire Protection Systems
Automatic Fire Protection Systems

This self-paced online course covers how different fire protection systems impact life safety and emergency defense. Students will learn about code-based requirements for automatic systems, notification of emergency forces, and impairment control. Unique aspects of automatic systems for Health Care Occupancies are discussed, as well as alternative approaches allowed by NFPA 101, the Life Safety Code.



Students will learn:



  • The requirements for automatic sprinkler systems, including code-based sprinkler equivalencies, quick-response sprinklers, and sprinkler supervision

  • The requirements for smoke detection, including when alternatives to automatic smoke detection are allowed and requirements for occupant notification

  • To list and describe requirements for notification of emergency forces

  • The requirements for impairment control, including code-specified and alternative approaches and compensatory measures

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0.10 CEUCertificate$ 39
Detailed Description

This self-paced online course covers how different fire protection systems impact life safety and emergency defense.

Contingency Plans
Contingency Plans

This self-paced online course covers the requirements for an emergency plan and defines the requisite training, drills and exercises. Contingency planning is a required part of Health Care Occupancy operations. Both NFPA and JCAHO require the development of a written emergency plan, emergency plan training, and emergency plan drills and exercises.



Students will learn to:



  • List and explain the elements that should be addressed by an effective emergency plan

  • Define and explain key plan elements, including chain of command, communication, specified procedures for certain identified hazards, and information about emergency supplies

  • Explain the importance of emergency training and drills for all staff members

  • Explain the importance and required elements of comprehensive emergency exercises


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0.10 CEUCertificate$ 39
Detailed Description

This self-paced online course covers the requirements for an emergency plan and defines the requisite training, drills and exercises.

Hazardous Materials
Hazardous Materials

This self-paced online course covers hazardous materials with an emphasis on those materials and systems unique to Health Care Occupancies. It also discusses methods of safeguarding the storage of hazardous materials and hazardous materials emergency planning for Health Care Occupancies.



Students will learn to:



  • Understand the hazards of typical medical gases piped to patient and treatment areas, including air, oxygen, nitrogen, and nitrous oxide

  • Identify the NFPA standard that contains specific requirements for the installation, testing, operation, and maintenance of piped medical gas systems

  • Understand the hazards of waste anesthetic gas disposal (WAGD) systems

  • Understand the hazards of common materials, such as cleansers, solvents, waxes, polishes, and cleaners

  • Explain the importance of a hazard assessment for each laboratory and what it should include

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0.10 CEUCertificate$ 39
Detailed Description

This self-paced online course covers hazardous materials with an emphasis on those materials and systems unique to Health Care Occupancies.

Health Care Risk Primer
Health Care Risk Primer

This self-paced online course covers the life safety risks from fire and other hazards in health care occupancies and explores how codes and standards minimize the risk. In Health Care Occupancies there is a high likelihood that the occupants may not be able to take action for their own self-preservation, even when awake.



Students will be able to:



  • Understand and define "health care occupancy"�

  • Explain the level of risk represented by four common hazards present at a Health Care Occupancy, including alternative power controls, electrical shock, medical gas systems, and fires

  • List and explain the two key Objectives for Life Safety in Health Care Occupancies established by NFPA 101, Life Safety Code

  • Explain the "defend in place"� strategy adopted by the Life Safety Code

  • Describe how the vulnerable nature of health care occupants affects risk evaluation for health care occupancies

  • Explain how the property characteristics of health care occupancies affects the risk they present

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0.10 CEUCertificate$ 39
Detailed Description

This self-paced online course covers the life safety risks from fire and other hazards in health care occupancies.

Key Responses to Facility Compromise
Key Responses to Facility Compromise

This self-paced online course covers the response to unusual and unexpected events and the key response elements that must be integrated into the facility emergency plan. The primary goal of any facility emergency plan is to save life.



Students will learn to:



  • Understand the importance of individual actions guided by standard operating procedures, also called protocols

  • Understand how an emergency plan integrates individual actions into an effective response

  • List community partners that will coordinate with Health Care Occupancy staff in an emergency response

  • Understand the importance of training, drills, and exercises and explain the differences between them


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0.10 CEUCertificate$ 39
Detailed Description

This self-paced online course covers the response to unusual and unexpected events the key response elements of the facility emergency plan.

Preventive Measures
Preventive Measures

This self-paced online course covers the key life safety preventive measures used in Health Care Occupancies. Non-fire hazards such as electric power loss and electric shock are potentially as catastrophic as fire, if not properly considered in design, planning and maintenance.



Students will learn to:



  • Define Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3 Essential Electrical Systems and their subsystems

  • Define "short circuit coordination"

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0.10 CEUCertificate$ 39
Detailed Description

This self-paced online course covers the key life safety preventive measures used in Health Care Occupancies.

Recovery Plans
Recovery Plans

This self-paced online course covers an effective recovery plan and explores the role of the Recovery Manager in developing and implementing the plan. A recovery plan provides a customized approach to handling the aftermath of an emergency.



Students will learn to:



  • List and describe the goals of a Recovery Plan

  • List and describe the typical steps to recovery

  • Describe the role of the Emergency Manager or Incident Commander

  • List key functions that may require complete redundancy or rapid replacement capability to ensure continuous operation of the facility

  • Explain the importance of a records retention policy

  • Describe the role of the Recovery Manager

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0.10 CEUCertificate$ 39
Detailed Description

This self-paced online course covers an effective recovery plan and explores the role of the Recovery Manager in the planning process.