FLSA Understands the Critical Nature of Reporting and Life Safety Requirements within the Healthcare Industry.
Managing life safety inspections for our Healthcare customers requires great attention to detail and consistency in performance. In order for Healthcare facilities to receive federal funds they must pass third party audits by either DNV Healthcare or The Joint Commission. FLSA proactively meets with our clients to review past inspection reports and also to create a plan of action to correct any noted deficiencies.
DNV Healthcare is the leading accreditor of US hospitals integrating ISO 9001 quality compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation. Our NIAHO® accreditation platform helps you achieve constant readiness, eliminate survey shock, and inspire your staff.
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
There are numerous compliance requirements that an accrediting organization such as DNV or The Joint Commission look for during a survey:
- Has the device or equipment in question been inspected, tested and maintained according to the frequency outlined in NFPA 72 or 25?
- What was the test status of the device or equipment?
- If there was a failure, how and when was it repaired or replaced?
- Does each device have a specific designation as to location and zone/address for quick, easy identification and verification of test frequency and status?
- Is there a clear, easy-to-follow inventory to help the facility and the surveyor determine if all fire and life safety equipment was accounted for during inspection, testing and maintenance?
These are just a few among many examples illustrating the necessity of thorough testing and documentation as healthcare facilities rely heavily on service providers to provide them with detailed and accurate reporting required for accreditation and reimbursement.
FLSA prides itself in the value it provides our healthcare facility managers and the tremendous benefits of our online reporting system…LifeGuard Reports. Below are a just a few recommendations we have received towards assisting our clients in meeting the requirements related to life safety system reporting.
“Every year we are required by The Joint Commission to complete an Annual Evaluation of our contracted services. The performance indicators that are evaluated include: job knowledge, quality of work, productivity, adaptability, attitude, communication, attendance, conduct, initiative/judgment, interpersonal skills, and safety. Fire & Life Safety America received a performance rating of ‘Exceptional Performance.’”
—HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Fredericksburg
“The online reporting system utilized by FLSA provides inspection reports quickly and conveniently to the facility. Their system of identification of devices in the hospital, utilizing bar codes on the fire and life safety devices provides great detail and enables the hospital to provide proof the devices are being checked for during the Joint Commission inspections. Their document system used for inspection reports meets Joint Commission standards and makes review a significantly easier process than previous systems provided by other vendors.”
—Plateau Medical Center of Oak Hill, West Virginia
“FLSA’s online LifeGuard inspection reports provide quick and convenient access to our facility’s inspection reports. In addition, each device has its own unique bar code that provides great detail for The Joint Commission inspections. FLSA converts our inspection reports into a format that not only meets the Joint Commission standards for life safety, but makes document review a seamless process.”
—Southside Regional Medical Center