2021 NFPA 99 Online Training Series

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  • Description

    Get the instruction you need to be successful in your work and help safeguard health care facilities from fire, explosion, and electrical dangers.

    It is critical that appropriate measures are taken to help protect patients, staff, and visitors from hazards and to maintain survey preparedness in health care occupancies. The 2021 NFPA 99, Health Care Facility Code Online Training Series offers an economical and efficient way to receive the high-quality instruction you require in an all-digital format that lets you work at your pace and convenience.

    This innovative four-part program features interactive exercises and scenario-based training to impart information, allow for practice, and reinforce learning. NFPA 99 Online Training is ideal for health care facility managers and anyone with concerns for safety in hospitals, nursing homes, and other types of occupancies where care is administered. Content covers everything from medical gas and vacuum systems to electrical systems, gas equipment, and features of fire protection. It's helpful to have a hard copy of NFPA 99, Health Care Facility Code, 2021 edition on hand as you take the course.

    Train in the most current requirements with four distinctive modules addressing provisions applicable to your job responsibilities.

    Earn up to 0.4 continuing education units (CEUs) by completing all four courses in the 2021 NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code Online Training Series. Course work begins with an in-depth introduction to the risk assessment, scope and structure of the code. The following modules focus on medical gas and vacuum systems, electrical systems, and survey preparedness.

    Each self-guided, 1-hour course provides an engaging digital learning experience that helps prepare you to apply fundamental safety criteria in your job. After the completion of each module, an assessment confirms your level of understanding of NFPA 99 concepts and requirements.

    Upon completion of the series, you should be able to:

    • Navigate effectively to the NFPA 99 information that you need
    • Put the risk-based approach specified in the code into action
    • Categorize types of medical gas and vacuum systems
    • Categorize electrical systems and potential hazards to be aware of
    • Maintain health care facility survey preparedness by following NFPA 99 processes and procedures

     

    Who Will Benefit:
    Anyone concerned with NFPA 99 compliance including:
    facility managers, engineers, designers, consultants, facility owners, and executive directors

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this 4-hour course series and qualify for 0.4 CEUs.
    Completion of each individual one-hour course qualifies you for 0.1 CEU. Upon successful completion of a course or the course series, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

    Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization before registering.

    Also Available: NFPA 99 (2018) Online Training Series

     

    Group Training:
    For more information or to receive a price quote for NFPA group training,
    please call 877-336-3280 or e-mail: grouptraining@nfpa.org.

  • Using the Code to Identify and Address Risk

    Receive a thorough introduction to NFPA 99 from the organization that helps write the codes and standards.

    The opening course in the 2021 NFPA 99, Health Care Facility Code Online Training Series, offers a broad perspective on NFPA 99 and insight into how to use it to identify and address risks. The NFPA 99 Using the Code to Identify and Address Risk online training course provides an awareness of the role requirements play in ensuring the safety of patients, staff, and visitors in health care facilities. You have the opportunity to practice locating information in NFPA 99 and will receive an overview of the risk assessment process used throughout the code.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Identify the purpose and assumptions of NFPA 99
    • Locate information in NFPA 99
    • Apply the risk-based approach used by NFPA 99
  • Medical Gas and Vacuum Requirements

    Learn about the design and installation of medical gas and vacuum systems to help ensure safety and compliance.

    The Medical Gas and Vacuum Requirements Online Training course provides an ideal introduction or refresher course for those responsible for safeguarding medical gas systems in health care facilities. The course covers provisions in Chapter 5 of the 2021 edition of NFPA 99 to help improve your understanding of protecting medical gas and vacuum systems.

    You'll have the chance to examine the relevant requirements and increase your expertise in confirming that systems are functioning as intended and in compliance with the latest code requirements. The flexible format allows you to train at your schedule from virtually anywhere you can connect to the Internet.

    Upon completion you should be able to: 

    • Identify medical gas and vacuum system categories
    • Apply NFPA® requirements for Category I gas and vacuum systems
    • Apply NFPA requirements for Category II gas and vacuum systems
    • Apply NFPA requirements for dental gas and vacuum systems
  • Electrical System Requirements

    Increase your understanding of critical requirements for safer and more efficient electrical system performance.

    Knowing how to apply provisions from the 2021 NFPA 99 accurately is a vital competency for those who install or design health care facility electrical systems. The Electrical System Requirements Online Training course demonstrates the importance of NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, in helping protect lives and property from potential hazards relating to building electrical systems.

    Learn about the different kinds of systems and components and the dangers they might present. This module focuses on Chapter 6 requirements of the code, providing an excellent review for anyone involved in the design or installation of electrical systems in health care settings.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Identify electrical system categories and hazards that must be considered
    • Apply NFPA® requirements for electrical systems and their components
    • Apply NFPA requirements for essential electrical systems (EES)
    • Describe NFPA requirements for health care microgrids
  • Facility Management and Survey Preparedness

    Get the knowledge you need to help improve health care facility emergency preparedness. 

    A fire, explosion, or related danger in a health care occupancy can occur in a variety of forms and result in significant damage. The most effective way to minimize loss in an emergency is by applying NFPA 99 requirements and following appropriate processes and procedures for health care facility preparedness. 

    The Facility Management and Survey Preparedness Online Training offers expert instruction in creating a plan for addressing emergencies and readying hospitals for surveys by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The course helps maintain compliance with Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoP) and keep facilities safe for all occupants. 

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Apply NFPA 99 requirements for emergency and security management
    • Apply NFPA 99 requirements for features of fire
    • Apply NFPA 99 process and procedures for health care facility survey preparedness
  • Terms & Specifications for Online Training

    Terms:

    • Course Tuition: The course tuition is due and payable before starting each module.
    • Expiration: Participants will need to take the online courses or series within 180 days.
    • CEUs: You earn 0.1 CEU for each learning hour. To verify total numbers of CEUs for a course or a series, please check the Description tab. Upon successful completion of a course or a series, participants will be able to download the CEUs certificate directly from the website. Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization.
    • Online Training is non-refundable.

    Specifications:

    • For optimal online course performance, please use Google Chrome or Firefox® as your web browser. If you encounter any technical difficulty, check to make sure that cookies, javascript support and Adobe Flash are enabled.

     

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