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Patient Rooms

Q: I have a hospital client that wants to use cushions placed on the floor to reduce the risk of injury from patients falling out of bed. There is no …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 29, 2021
Patient Rooms

Q: In regards to negative pressure for patient isolation rooms, I understand that the negative pressure has to be verified before you can place a patient in the room but …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 26, 2021
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Q: Nursing staff has a tendency to stuff patient rooms that are not used as often with extra beds, furniture etc. Building does not have sprinklers on these patient floors …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 12, 2020
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Q: Are smoke detectors required in individual hospital patient rooms, and what are the exemptions to not have a detector in individual rooms? A: There is no Life Safety Code …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 13, 2020
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Q: A deficiency was found by CMS on a recent survey that stated 'staff failed to provide a safe and hazard free environment by not having all doors protecting corridor …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 20, 2019
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Q: In our hospital the nurses found the architectural room numbers too confusing and wanted all patient care rooms to be in numerical order, so about 15 years ago they …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 23, 2019
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Q: Are sprinklers required in patient room lockers for existing facilities? A: No… Section 8.1.1 (7) of NFPA 13-2010 says furniture not intended for occupancy is not required to be …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 16, 2018
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Q: Where does "Homelike Environment" end and fire safety begin? We have a resident who likes to push-pin everything she makes in activities to her wall. On a recent Life/Safety …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 2, 2018
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Q: Are locks permitted on patient room doors? Where can I locate the NFPA requirements for adding new hardware to patient room doors? A: Section of the 2012 Life …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 3, 2017
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Q: In the 2000 edition of the Life Safety Code, under section 18.3.8 “Special Protection Features -Outside Window or Door”, they have requirements for windows or doors to the outside …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 21, 2017
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Q: We have a short-term project where we need to find some space to store equipment until they are installed. The equipment is electronic and needs to remain in their …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 4, 2013

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