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Q: What resources can hospitals use to manage workplace violence? A: The law enforcement department in your community is a significant resource for healthcare in designing a united front in …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 5, 2019
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Q: If an Emergency Department is greater than 7500 square feet but less than 10,000 square feet and is deemed to have "sleeping accommodations", do the requirements of direct visual …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 22, 2019
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Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals... This is not only strange... but this is morbid. Right across the street from the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 23, 2018
Emergency DepartmentArticleCorridors

Q: What is the minimum acceptable clearance required in an Emergency Department corridor? Currently there is a crash cart stored for rapid accessibility and the distance directly in front of …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 6, 2018
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Q: In a hospital emergency department, can the corridors be 6 feet wide? Can the hospital install an 18-inch deep lockable computer cabinet in the 8 foot ED corridor? A: …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 8, 2018
Emergency DepartmentArticleAccreditationCMS

If you've been reading my blog postings over the past few months ( see, you've read were I have reported that CMS has issued informal, non-public letters to the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 1, 2017
Emergency DepartmentArticleAccreditationCMS

The following article was published today online by the HCPro newsletter 'Healthcare Life Safety Compliance', and is reprinted here with permission. In a rather surprising interpretation by the Centers for …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 2, 2017
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Q: Should Emergency Departments be classified as healthcare, ambulatory healthcare, or business occupancies? A: According to the 2012 Life Safety Code, a typical Emergency Department (ED) may be classified as healthcare …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 10, 2017

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