A patient using a defibrillator died at a southern-based medical center after the device erupted in fire and burned his body.
Category: Fire Safety
The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation now offers the NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code and a NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code Handbook.Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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, […]Read More
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 […]Read More