Analyzing the Hospital Life Safety Survey, Third Edition

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Available December 2017

Analyzing the Hospital Life Safety Survey, Third Edition

Available December 2017

Brad Keyes, CSHP

Your facility is explored from top to bottom for life safety compliance when life safety surveyors arrive on-site. Beat them to the punch with assistance from Analyzing the Hospital Life Safety Survey, Third Edition by doing your own in-depth analysis of your organization.

Formerly of The Joint Commission, current HFAP life safety surveyor and independent consultant Brad Keyes, CHSP, provides a practical, strategic approach to the life safety survey process. He walks you through a room-by-room, floor-by-floor analysis of the life safety measures you must have in place to avoid costly citations. The book simplifies Joint Commission standards and CMS requirements and focuses on ways to pass your next life safety survey.

This book will provide readers with:

  • A floor-by-floor analysis to help all staff better prepare for a life safety survey
  • Expert analysis by a life safety expert with experience in multiple accrediting organizations as well as CMS
  • Photos illustrating where citations can happen to help you better understand potential trouble spots during survey
  • Tools and tips for more efficient survey preparation
  • This update will address the changes made to the Life Safety chapter after the adoption of the 2012 Life Safety Code®. 


About the author:

Brad Keyes, CSHP, is the owner and senior consultant for Keyes Life Safety Compliance and the engineering advisor to the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), where he is responsible for supervising the life safety surveyors.


Page count: 200 

Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 
ISBN: 978-1-68308-608-6 

Table of Contents

  • About the author 
  • Chapter 1: The Federal Government and the Healthcare Accreditation Organizations 
  • Chapter 2: Alternative Life Safety Measures 
  • Chapter 3: Life Safety Drawings 
  • Chapter 4: The Roof and Penthouse Equipment Rooms 
  • Chapter 5: The Nursing Care Units 
  • Chapter 6: The Behavioral Health and Nursery Units 
  • Chapter 7: The Intensive Care, Surgery, and ER Units 
  • Chapter 8: The Laboratory, Pharmacy, and Medical Records 
  • Chapter 9: Central Supply, Kitchen, and Receiving 
  • Chapter 10: Maintenance Repair Shops, Boiler Rooms, Gas Manifolds, and Generators 
  • Chapter 11: Fire Alarm Test Reports 
  • Chapter 12: Fire Pump, Sprinklers, and Standpipe Systems 
  • Chapter 13: Fire Extinguishers, Fire Dampers, Generators, and Med Gas Systems 
  • Chapter 14: General Life Safety Code® Compliance
  • Chapter 15: The Fire Safety Document Review Session 
  • Chapter 16: Survey Etiquette