Dave Hood presents at the NYSHFA/NYSCAL 2015 Fall Education Conference & Trade Show
Life Safety Code® Hot Topics —Survey Findings
This session will highlight the top 10 life safety-related survey findings in NYS and discuss trends and mechanisms to mitigate them. It is expected that within the year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) will adopt the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code®. While we wait for formal adoption, CMS has provided the opportunity to apply a number of provisions in the 2012 Code now through the concept of “categorical waivers.” This session will look at the major changes impacting long term care in the 2012 Code. It will also outline the process for utilizing categorical waivers.
November 18, 2015
The Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center
Troy, New York
Andy McGuire presents at the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Annual Conference
So You are Going to be a Healthcare Emergency Manager…
The field of Healthcare Emergency Management has been growing steadily, and while many healthcare facilities are private entities, they must still interface consistently with municipal emergency management teams to ensure they uphold their responsibilities in their region’s critical infrastructure.
This presentation will introduce key core competencies, as well as the tools and resources necessary for healthcare emergency managers to be successful. It will also cover how healthcare coalitions help emergency managers understand how to work with local emergency management teams and leverage resources. Emergency managers outside the healthcare arena will gain insights into the unique needs of healthcare during emergencies and disasters.
November 16, 2015
63rd IAEM Annual Conference & EMEX
Paris Las Vegas Hotel
Clark County, NV
James Garrow presents at the 2015 LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo
Elissa Sherman, President, LeadingAge Massachusetts
Kevin Burke, CEO, North Hill, Needham, MA
This presentation will address the design of the regional and statewide Long Term Care Mutual Aid Plan (LTC-MAP) that was developed following a 1982 fire that forced the evacuation of a 404-bed nursing home. The Plan was enhanced following an ice storm in 1998 that isolated healthcare facilities in four contiguous states and Canada and stressed their abilities to access equipment, supplies and staff. These mutual aid plans went into full activation during Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and have been activated 14 times and utilized in 65 functional (or full-scale) exercises in 5 states between 2011and 2013. The presentation will also address key components of patient/resident tracking and how to manage an influx of residents/surge-capacity strategy due to the evacuation of single or multiple healthcare facilities. How to implement Long Term Care Coordinating Centers to complement healthcare coalitions will also be covered. The LTC-MAP process was presented to CMS and all State Survey Agencies in September 2013 to support national consistency.
November 3, 2015
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Dave Hood Presents Operating Room Fires to Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society
(CHES) jointly with Dr. Charles Cowles
Operating Room Fires
This session will explore successes and failures in implementing effective life and fire safety procedures in the operation room (OR) suite. Discussions include how to address the unique patient acuity, staffing patterns, and evacuation procedures critical to this environment, as well as fire prevention, suppression, and evacuation programs. The session provides a unique perspective for how to engage physicians and other key members from the perspective of a staff anesthesiologist.
September 22, 2015
Paul Dzurinda Presents at the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children’s Annual Facility Director’s Meeting
2012 Life Safety Code® Hot Topics — Categorical Waivers
The 2012 Life Safety Code (LSC) contained important changes that have had a positive impact on the healthcare industry. This presentation covers a brief explanation of the 2012 LSC adoption process used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and The Joint Commission (TJC), as well as the categorical waivers that CMS & TJC allow health care professionals to use before the official 2012 LSC is adopted. Along with Q & A focused on site-specific examples and discussion, the presentation includes examples of categorical waivers, and a demonstration of the process used to implement them.
July 16, 2015