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Transcript of Fire Safety
-Recall the R.A.C.E.
-Identify procedures to use in the event of a fire
-Recall the emergency code for FIRE is CODE RED
-Recall emergency evacuation procedures to be used at Sterlington Rehab Hospital
The Information Presented Here meets...
-Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) safety mandates
-Center for Disease Control (CDC) infection control standards
-Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO)environment of care requirements, clinical nursing concepts and skills
-Corporate compliance through the Office of the Inspector General
-Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) standards, quality, and customer service
Fire Safety is Everyone's Concern!
-Investigate smoke or the smell of smoke
-Feels doors with your hand before opening. Don't open if they're hot.
-If the door is not hot, open it slowly.
Rescuing patients/customers is our top priority!
When the building is
-RESCUE anyone from IMMEDIATE danger!
-Patients/customers are the first priority but staff or visitors may have to be rescued as well
-Stay low to the floor to rescue.
-Heat and smoke rise- crawl beneath smoke and heat.
-DON'T USE ELEVATORS
-Pull the alarm.
-Then, if you're working at the hospital, call extension 7
-All other Health System sites call 911 to report the fire
-Give the location of the fire.
-Always be the last person to hang up in case more information is needed.
-Don't yell "fire!," you don't want to cause a panic.
-Contain the fire!
-Close all doors and windows.
-Fire doors where available will close automatically after the alarm is pulled.
-Place damp towels under doors to contain smoke.
-Shut off oxygen if given instructions to do so.
EXTINGUISH or EVACUATE
-Extinguish the fire, if possible; if you are not able to extinguish it, then evacuate the area.
-Use the PASS method to extinguish the fire.
-PULL the pin on the extinguisher.
-AIM the nozzle at the base of the fire.
-SQUEEZE the handles together
-SWEEP from side to side
-Be sure to rip off the plastic tag on the extinguisher before you start
-Evacuate ambulatory patients, visitors, and customers first.
-Stay calm and give directions clearly to those you are evacuating.
-If you have fire doors, move evacuees through the next set of fire doors or work them down to a lower floor if necessary.
-Never use elevators!!!
-Learn techniques to evacuate persons who can't walk.
-Know the location of the following in every unity or department you work in...
-Evacuation plan specific to that area
-Any other important unit or department-specific information
VIEWING THIS INSERVICE IS NOT ENOUGH
-You must actively participate in fire drills to practice exactly what to do in a fire emergency.
-And so in a real fire, you can act quickly, minimizing confusion.
The procedure for a FIRE and a FIRE DRILL are the same...
1. Rescue anyone from immediate danger.
2. Alarm- pull the alarm if available.
-Then, if you're working at the...
-Hospital- call extension 7
-All other Health System sites call 911 to report the fire.
3. Contain the fire by closing all doors and windows
4. Extinguish if possible, or evacuate.
Alerting others of a fire...
-On the Hospital Campus, Code Red will be broadcast on the public address (PA) system. This includes fire drills and real fires.
-Workers at the MGH should follow the procedures listed in the Safety Manual and policy posted at the nurse's station.
-For all other Health System sites which do not have a PA system or central alarm system...
-Follow the fire plan of your unit or department, noting how others will be notified of the fire, evacuation procedures, etc.
When a fire is announced...
-On the Hospital Campus, all staff should remain at their meeting locations until the "All Clear" is announced.
-Do not attempt to return to your unit/ department, moving through fire doors or using elevators.
-Specific individuals may be paged to return as situation may require via stairs or as directed.
-Patients in transit should be returned to their rooms or treatment area, whichever does not involve the use of elevators, or diverted to the nearest patient holding area.
The fire safety procedures that you've learned in this inservice...
-Are to be followed WHENEVER there is a fire.
-By following these procedures during a fire drill, you practice appropriate procedure.
-Then, if a real fire does occur, the correct responses take over and you do not have to try to remember what to do first or what phone number to call.
-Practice does make perfect!!!
Fire Safety is Everyone's Concern!
-Remember the acronym R.A.C.E.
-Know where alarms and extinguishers are located.
-Know what is expected of you in your unit or department.
-Participate in fire drills.
-Remember the emergency code for FIRE is Code Red.
-Know the procedures to be used at Sterlington Rehab Hospital.
Read the Safety Manual!
SRH EVACUATION PROCEDURES
-When the fire alarm goes off...
-Follow the instructions given in this presentation
-Everyone must evacuate the building.
-Go to your work area's assigned area/ meeting location.
-For more information please read your work area's copy of the Safety Manual.