An in-depth look at fire safety best practices, trends in life safety survey citations, and effective emergency preparedness strategies to stay in compliance with CMS implementation requirements.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of two catastrophic nursing home fires in 2003 that led to the sprinkler requirement in nursing homes. Today, life safety and emergency preparedness remain key regulatory compliance components that are consistently areas of survey focus for nursing home and assisted living providers.
Consider the critical fire and safety lessons learned in 2003 that are still applicable today.
Review the most cited survey K-tags in the last 12 months (sprinkler issues, fire alarm issues, corridor doors, and fire drills).
Understand the core elements of emergency preparedness programs and the importance of engaging with community partners and stakeholders.