NFPA and Fire Protection Research Foundation cosponsoring health care summit

Published on May 19, 2010
One day summit to explore emerging trends in delivery of health and long term care

May 19, 2010 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Fire Protection Research Foundation will be co-sponsoring a one day health care summit, National Trends in the Delivery of Health and Long Term Care:  Implications for Safety Codes and Standards, set to take place July 21 at the Holiday Inn Baltimore Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Md.

“Information shared at this summit on emerging issues in health care delivery is key in updating and developing codes and standards that set safety requirements in this area,” said James M. Shannon, president of NFPA. “This is also a topic that everyone can relate to on a personal level as issues related to health care delivery, whether it is for ourselves, friends, or family members, are things we all have to deal with from time to time.”

The health care summit will look at emerging trends in the delivery of health care, long term care, and personal care. Government and industry leaders in the field will speak about the changing culture, design and health care models for a range of facilities, from hospitals to board and care facilities, and the impact it all may have on NFPA codes and standards, specifically NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, and NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities. 

“Leaders and professionals gathered at this summit will discuss topical issues that will influence the next generation of safety codes and standards that safety professionals working in or with the health care industry count on to do their jobs well,” said Kathleen Almand, executive director, Fire Protection Research Foundation.

Sessions include “Trends in Home Health Care Models,” “Hospital Design in 2010 and Beyond,” and “Cultural Change in Long Term Care Facilities.”

For registration and lodging information, please visit the Research Foundation Web site.

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

NFPA has been a worldwide leader in providing fire, electrical, building, and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit organization 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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