WHITE PAPERS AND TOOLS

It’s no secret that the Environment of Care regulations and requirements are commonly misunderstood. Considering such, we have provided a succinct and simplified explanation in writing. You'll find a few topics available below. Click each to view and download. Don't see what you are looking for? Please let us know! We will do our best to provide you with the information you need. Some information may be available for free or a small fee.  Additionally, useful resources are also available for review in helping you maintain continual compliance.

OR and Procedure Rooms - Wet or Dry Locations 

A Guide to Risk Assessments

NFPA 101 (2012) views all OR’s and Procedure rooms as “Wet” locations. Find out what you need to know for compliance.

 

OR and Procedure Rooms - Wet or Dry Locations 

A Guide to Risk Assessments

NFPA 101 (2012) views all OR’s and Procedure rooms as “Wet” locations. Find out what you need to know for compliance.

 

Use of Re-locatable Power Taps (RPTs) in ASCs

What You Need to Know

CMS does allow the use of Power Taps in Surgery Center, however there are numerous requirements that must be met. Find out what you need to know in order to use these in your facility. 

 

NFPA 80 Fire Door Inspections

The recently adopted edition of NFPA 101 requires that all fire doors be inspected on an annual basis. Find out the requirements for this new regulation.

 

CMS Requirements For Waiting Areas in ASCs

Does your facility comply/ Most facilities are not aware of the requirements for proper separation from other entities physically and temporally. Find out what you should know. 

 

Fire Drill Report Form

Are you properly assessing your quarterly Fire Drills for effectiveness?  Utilize our form to assist your facilities in conducting quantifiable results.  Let us know what you think.  Your input is valuable to the development of our products.

 

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter - GFCI Testing & Inspection Log

In order to properly assess the condition of GFCI receptacles as required, we have developed a short and succinct form for your use.  Let us know what we can do to help you maintain compliance.

 

ASHRAE 170 - Air Change, Temperature and Humidity Requirements

Are you maintaining proper Air Changes, Temperature and Humidity Levels in your Surgical and Procedure Areas?  Download this document to see if you are compliant.

 

Summary of Changes - 2012 Edition NFPA 101

The adoption of the 2012 Edition of the Life Safety Code (NFPA 101) by CMS on November 1, 2016 now requires all Surgery Centers to comply with these new standards by July 5, 2017.  View this document to find out what has changed and how it may affect your facility.