Analyzing the Hospital Life Safety Survey, Fourth Edition

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Analyzing the Hospital Life Safety Survey, Fourth Edition

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, Fourth Edition by doing your own in-depth analysis of your organization.

Life safety expert 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


Published: February 2021

Page count: 236
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11
ISBN: 978-1-64535-102-3

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Managing Life Safety Deficiencies
Chapter 2: Interim 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 and the Clarification