Category: Infection Prevention
Title: Life Safety Compliance as It Relates to Infection Prevention in the ASC
Presented by Brad Keyes, Founder, Keyes Life Safey Compliance
KEYES Life Safety Compliance is a full service company on healthcare physical environment issues, including Life Safety, Environment of Care and Emergency Management programs. With over 35 years of experience in healthcare related fields, our experts can provide you with assessments, guidance, education, coaching and implementation services that fit your specific needs. Small enough to provide personal service, but large enough to provide the skills you need in a timely manner.
Brad Keyes, CHSP, is the owner of KEYES Life Safety Compliance, and his expertise is in the management of the Life Safety Program, including the Environment of Care and Emergency Management programs.
Keyes’ clients have included insurance underwriter groups, hospitals, ambulatory care centers, physician practice groups, and large integrated systems across the country. He analyzes and develops leadership effectiveness and efficiency in work processes, focusing on assessing an organization’s preparedness for survey, evaluating processes in achieving preparedness, and guiding organizations toward compliance. Keyes has been effective both in training large groups as well as meeting one-on-one with healthcare leaders. This work has involved organizational assessment; management training; ongoing coaching of task groups; and extensive one-on-one coaching of facility leaders.
Keyes presents at national seminars, regional conferences, and audio conferences and teaches the Life Safety Boot Camp series to various groups and organizations. He is the author or coauthor of the following HCPro books: Analyzing the Life Safety Survey (2011); Chapter Leaders Guide to Life Safety (2011); Physical Environment Online: A Guide to the Joint Commission’s Safety Standards (2010), The Joint Commission Survey Coordinator’s Handbook, Tenth Edition (2009), and Life Safety Compliance Manual: A Guide to the Joint Commission Standards (2008).
Keyes has also authored a variety of articles in numerous publications addressing features of life safety and fire protection, as well as white papers and articles on the Building Maintenance Program. Keyes is currently the senior editor of the monthly HCPro newsletter Healthcare Life Safety Compliance and is certified as a Healthcare Safety Professional by the Board of Certified Healthcare Safety Management.
Keyes has worked as a consultant to the healthcare industry for more than 5 years, and in the facilities management side of healthcare for more than 30 years, most recently as safety officer at a large Midwest hospital. He also was one of the original Life Safety Code® specialist surveyors for The Joint Commission and has more than three years of experience in hospital accreditation surveys. He currently is an advisor on all issues of Life Safety to the American Osteopathic Association, Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP).
This one hour presentation by Brad Keyes was part of our Series 3 Infection Prevention Strategies for Ambulatory Surger Centers conference in 2015. Brad discusses Life Safety Code and compliance to LSC specifically within the ASC setting and how LSC affects infection prevention strategies.
Learning Objectives for Part 1
- Recognize that CMS takes exceptin to NFPA's definition of Ambulatory Healthcare Occupancies.
- Understand that proper air pressure relationships help prevent contamination problems.
- Realize Life Safety Code compliance is just as important in ASCs as anywhere else; perhaps more so.
Once you and any/all staff have reviewed this presentation, you will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Participation worth 1.0 Credit Hour of continuing education. You simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting your certificates, using the Certificate Request Form found in the link below. You will need to provide a typed list of all participants first and last names, position title (RN ,BSN, etc.), license numbers (if professionals) and date of completion.
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