National trends in delivery of health and long-term care and the implications for safety codes and standards to be discussed

Published on February 1, 2012

Health Care Summit to be held on March 28

February 1, 2012- The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Fire Protection Research Foundation are hosting a summit to provide advanced knowledge and insight into the emerging demographic and environmental issues facing the health care field as it relates to safety codes and standards. The one-day Health Care Summit “National Trends in Delivery of Health and Long-Term Care:  Implications for Safety Codes and Standards” will be held at the Holiday Inn Inner Harbor, in Baltimore, Md., March 28, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event is being sponsored by The Hulda B. & Maurice L. Rothschild Foundation.

The program (PDF, 122 KB) will preview the shape of things to come as NFPA’s Health Care Summit explores the dynamic trends  in the health care industry and how they may impact NFPA codes and standards – in particular NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, and NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®.

Register now for a full day of compelling educational sessions led by nationally recognized industry experts addressing the following issues:

  • Emerging trends in long-term care
  • Hospital space planning:  current methods, approaches and trends
  • Nursing care and residential board and care facilities
  • Fire safety challenges in memory care units:  patient elopement and other issues
  • Update on Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) guidelines and impact on fire safety:  minimum lighting levels and other issues
  • Emergency planning:  A case study in hospital planning:  the Joplin, Mo. tornados and rebuilding efforts of the St. John’s Regional Medical Center

The program content was developed for professionals with a need to stay current on emerging trends in the health and long-term industry, including hospital engineers, consultants, Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), facility managers and safety directors, nursing home safety directors, architects, designers, administrators and others whose job requires an understanding of the requirements found in NFPA 101 and NFPA 99.

To register,  call NFPA at +1 800 344-3555.

About the Fire Protection Research Foundation
The Fire Protection Research Foundation plans, manages, and communicates research on a broad range of fire safety issues in collaboration with scientists and laboratories around the world. The Foundation is an affiliate of NFPA.

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.

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