When Every Second Counts, is a Learning Management Solution (LMS) really the solution?
Are we different? Yes. Has anyone ever walked out of one of our trainings and said, “That was dull!” No. Our belief is that staff and leadership will not respond properly to a fire unless they are trained under realistic conditions. Therefore, we provide staff and leadership with appropriate hands-on training and drills to reduce the potential for loss of life and injury in a fire emergency.
Visualize this situation:
It is 2:00 AM. A nurse smells something burning. Unsure of what it is, they follow the odor to its source. The patient was thought to be a “closet smoker,” but no one had caught them red handed. This time, they went too far. The alarm sounds just as the nurse yells “Code Red!” down the hallway. The bed is on fire and the patient is partially as well. You have seconds to make the first decision – run and get a fire extinguisher or attempt to smother the fire and remove the patient from the bed. While this is happening, the Charge Nurse is working to coordinate other responding staff. Does the House/Nursing Supervisor even know this is happening? 60 seconds may be the difference between your team containing the fire and losing control of the situation, even in a fully sprinklered building (smoke control). Your clinical and support staff train for patients coding, but how much hands-on training have they had for a fire?
Focused training on critical thinking to guide the facility through a fire emergency. Leadership meetings are intended to focus on short and long-term initiatives to improve patient safety.
We provide educational opportunities for residents to focus on fire prevention, fire safety, and their response during a fire (Assisted Living / Senior Independent Living).
We can complete them for you or work with your internal team to make fire drills a meaningful experience; not just checking a box to maintain compliance. Drill effectively & respond efficiently.
Annual training services include training for staff and leadership on fire procedures, current case studies on outcomes of recent fires and a telephone helpline for safety and regulatory compliance-related questions.
MidState Medical Center holds annual training with all of their leadership, clinical, ancillary and support staff. The video shows some of the hands-on fire suppression and educational components, but add to that the live smoke training, leadership training and fire response team training and you can visualize the complete package.
There are an average of 2,900 long-term care fires annually (NFPA® data). The R.A.C.E. for Safety DVD provides nursing homes and continuing care retirement communities (or any healthcare facility authorized by the Fire Department to defend-in-place) with supplemental education for new staff members and enhances overall fire training by bringing proven fire safety approaches, suppression techniques and evacuation processes to the healthcare facility.
California Association of Healthcare Facilities (CAHF) - Really Ready 5! Disaster Preparedness Conference
February 21, 2019