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ECRI Institute Announces New Initiative to Extinguish Surgical Fires

Although rare, surgical fires pose serious​ consequences to patients, hospital staff, and to the reputation of the healthcare facility. ECRI Institute, with decades of experience investigating surgical fires, announces a new consultative program focused on eliminating th​is safety hazard.

The New NFPA 99

Long due for an overhaul, major changes have come to the 2012 edition, including the move from a standard to a code

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Electrical, Pathogens, and Fire Safety

Everyone who works in the world of medical equipment maintenance should know that safety is one of the primary missions of their job. The biggest area of concern is electrical safety, but safety also encompasses the realms of fire and biological safety, to name a few. Several organizations have set safety standards that must be […]

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NFPA III

Chapter 8 of the 2005 edition of NFPA 99 addresses the requirements of electrical equipment used in health care facilities, such as portable x-ray systems Chapter 8 of NFPA 99 (2005 edition) addresses the requirements of “Electrical equipment” used in health care facilities. Below are some of the commonly referenced requirements for patient care-related electrical […]

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NFPA II

As covered in the September CCE Prep, NFPA is a nonprofit membership organization that was founded in 1896 as the National Fire Protection Association. NFPA 99 provides requirements on electrical systems; gas and vacuum systems; environmental systems; materials; electrical equipment; gas equipment; laboratories; manufacturer requirements for equipment used in patient care; and requirements for hospitals, […]

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NFPA

NFPA is a nonprofit membership organization that was founded in 1896 as the National Fire Protection Association. More than 300 NFPA codes and standards have an influence on every building, process, service, design, and installation in the United States as well as many other countries where it is used. The NFPA codes and standards of […]

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Rewriting NFPA 99

For more than two decades, the National Fire Protection Agency’s (NFPA) Standard for Health Care Facilities—NFPA 99—has defined the guidelines for repair, maintenance, and safety compliance inspections of electrical and electronic appliances that generate high-frequency currents. Biomeds turn to the document on a regular basis, viewing it as an invaluable guide to minimizing the hazards […]