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Q: I currently work in a long-term care facility capable of being home to eighty residents, but we have sold off multiple beds and are now down to forty-eight residents …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 13, 2020
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Q: Do we need to post the temperature ranges on the outside of our blanket and fluid warmers? A: Well… no, I don’t believe you do. But the expectation is …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 3, 2020
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Q: Our facility is a nursing home. I have been asked a question if a resident can have a clothes iron in their room? I said no and would check …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 5, 2019
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Q: Generally, is it permitted to use a refrigerator in offices in healthcare facilities when considering fire safety? I ask because more and more offices are starting to request refrigerators …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 13, 2018
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Q: Are toaster ovens with a grounded third prong plug acceptable in a hospital staff lounge? The plug should allow for any short-circuit. A: Actually, according to section 19.3.2.5.2 of …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 14, 2018
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Q: Can you tell me what the rules are for oxygen usage around hair dryers might be? A: As you can imagine, the codes and standards cannot have rules for …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 31, 2018
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Q: How are we supposed to deal with patient owned equipment that is brought into the hospital, such as laptop computers, hairdryers, and electric razors? Are we required to maintain …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 29, 2014
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Q: How does CMS and the accreditation organizations look at preventive maintenance of household electrical items, such as lamps and coffee makers used by staff in the hospital? Do I …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 22, 2014

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