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5 Resources to Simplify Hyperbaric Facility Safety

The recent release of the 2015 edition of NFPA 99 has been accompanied by a lot of conversation around the subject of hyperbaric facility safety. This week we have five tools that will help you to navigate through the various safety codes and standards.

Video Training

We are often asked the question, "Does participation in a safety director course automatically designate me as a hyperbaric safety director?" There seems to be some misunderstanding around the answer to this question, so we teamed up with our sister company, Wound Care Education Partners, to create today's WCHM TV episode and provide you with some clarification.

 

Upcoming Safety Director Courses

Join us at an "Introduction to the Role of Hyperbaric Safety Director" course. This comprehensive 2-day classroom course provides participants with the required tools to effectively carry out the role of safety director. Courses are held across the U.S. throughout the year.

Credit Hours:16

March 20-21, 2014: Tampa, Florida at the Memorial Hospital of Tampa

Click to see the full calendar of upcoming courses.

 

Library Essentials for Hyperbaric Facility Safety

Hyperbaric Facility Safety Hyperbaric Facility Safety: A Practical Guide  This textbook was written with the objective of creating a comprehensive source to assist established hyperbaric programs, serve as a safety primer for those developing programs, and help cultivate the mindset vital to maintaining a safe environment for staff and patients.
   
NFPA-99-2015-code NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code, 2015 Edition  The 2015 edition NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code provides performance criteria for health care facilities that builds on the risk-based approach introduced in the 2012 NFPA 99, where it is the risk posed to patients and staff, not the type of building, that defines safety guidelines. Provisions govern installation, inspection, testing, maintenance, performance, and safe practices for facilities, material, equipment, and appliances -- including medical gas and vacuum systems formerly found in NFPA 99C*. Click here to see the complete list of major changes in this new edition.
   
NFPA-99-2015-handbook NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Handbook, 2015 Edition  Based on the 2015 NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code, NFPA®'s Health Care Facilities Code Handbook helps eliminate confusion or mistakes that may jeopardize the safety of patients or staff in both new and existing health care facilities. Redesigned and updated for the many challenges faced in today's field, the Handbook features a wealth of expert commentary addressing the full range of concerns.
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