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Recent Nursing Home Fires

The winter season can be a time of increased fire risk, and the importance of fire safety is something that cannot be ignored. Any fire is a frightening event for a community, but often a fire in a long-term care setting can bring grave consequences as the residents are often reliant on their caregivers to help get them to safety.

There have been two recent news accounts of devastating fires within long term care residences. Authorities said a Hereford Texas nursing home was evacuated after a storage closet caught fire.  The fire department has declared the blaze accidental believing the fire was caused by warm linens combusting.  The fire marshal reported “everyone is accounted for and everyone is safe”.  Damage from the blaze has left more than 60 nursing home residents displaced to neighboring long term care communities.

The second fire report comes from a community outside of Quebec, where 32 are beleived dead from the blaze.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but a lit cigarette is one of the many possibilities authorities are looking into. Many of the facilities residents had Alzheimer’s disease and used wheelchairs or walkers.  Witnesses reported residents calling out to fire fighters for help from window and balconies, but the fire was so intense there was little firefighters could do.

Resident and staff safety should always be our number one priority. Here at Pedagogy we are committed to helping make that priority more attainable.  Order Fire and Life Safety Practices education before April 15th and you will receive education for your entire facility staff for $225.00

Fire and Life Safety Practices was written by Stan Szpytek a former deputy fire chief and fire marshal. He is president of Fire and Life Safety Inc. a consulting firm that provides loss control, fire safety and emergency preparedness programs for healthcare providers and focuses on skilled nursing, assisted living and long term care properties.  Stan's online course brings to your staff his expertise in a convenient online format that may be taken any time from any computer or tablet device with an internet connection.  Your staff will be prepared to recognize fire hazards, and implement safety standards to prevent fire losses and casualties.

Getting Started!

The process is as simple as 1-2-3...In a matter of hours, you can be up and running and your staff can be on their way to quality education!
  1. Give us a call @ 903-871-2150 or email us at sales@pedagogy-inc.com and provide your basic facility information.
  2. Choose desired education and a list of names of participating staff.
  3. Complete payment for your order and start your education instantly!

Pedagogy blog written by Capra Dalton, RN. Capra Dalton is our CEO and author of Pedagogy online continuing education courses.

Capra Dalton, Registered Nurse, has more than 28 years of experience in infusion therapy and the instruction of licensed nurses in infusion therapy continuing education. Her experience comes from multiple infusion settings: acute care, ambulatory infusion centers, home infusion, long term care continuing education provider, and long term care pharmacy quality assurance consultant.

Posted: 2/5/2014 1:30:49 PM
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