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Life Safety Plant Manager Training

Event Locations

November 13-14, 2019

The Westin Lake Mary
2974 International Pkwy
Lake Mary, FL 32746

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Deadline Oct. 28 or when block sells out (whichever comes first)

  • $135/night
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  • Call (407) 531-3555 (Mention Florida Health Care Association)

Learner Objectives

  • List key changes in the Life Safety Code requirements and survey process
  • Describe strategies for preparing for a successful Life Safety Survey
  • List the top 10 most frequently cited life safety tags and describe common causes
  • Describe how to use the Life Safety Code Survey Process Checklist to prepare for a Life Safety Survey
  • Identify key components of an Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Program
  • List the methods for evaluating an IPAC Program
  • Describe the role of operations and center maintenance staff in supporting the Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) and IPAC Program
  • Discuss the elements of a gap analysis and strategies for taking action
  • Discuss the All Hazards approach to planning and the components of the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)
  • Describe the Hazard Vulnerability Assessment and its use in emergency preparedness planning
  • Identify the requirements under NFPA 99 Chapter 13 of the Florida Building Code for the Security Management Plan

FHCA’s Life Safety Plant Manager Training is an intensive, nine-hour training designed to help administrators, plant operations directors and maintenance staff enhance their knowledge of the Life Safety Code (LSC) and LSC survey requirements and process. Attendees will also learn strategies for incorporating risk and gap analysis into planning for comprehensive Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC), as well as emergency preparedness for their center. Registration includes Day 1 lunch, refreshment breaks and 9 hours of continuing education.


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Eddie Alday, Agency for Health Care Administration

Eddie Alday has been with the Agency for Health Care Administration since December 2012. Currently, Mr. Alday is the Bureau of Field Operations Life Safety Code Lead. He is responsible for providing oversight, instruction and development of quality assurance activities for the Life Safety Code program within the Bureau of Field Operations. Mr. Alday served 24 years in the U.S. Army as a Combat Engineer; he has degrees in Business and Construction Management. His certifications include Florida Fire Safety Inspector I, II; Pro Board Fire Safety Inspector I, II and International Code Fire Inspector II; Master Certification in Code Enforcement; Plans Reviewer; Building Official; ICC Building Inspector; and NFPA 101 Life Safety Code Technical Committee Member.

A.C. Burke, RB Health Partners, Inc.

A.C. Burke has over 20 years of experience in health care, is board certified in infection control and holds a master degree in health management. She has served as the Healthcare-associated Infection Prevention Program Manager for the Florida Department of Health, the Director of Infection Prevention at Mayo Clinic Florida and is currently the Vice President of Healthcare Quality for RB Health Partners, Inc. 

Robin Bleier, RB Health Partners, Inc.

Robin Bleier, RN, LHRM, CLC is President of RB Health Partners, Inc., a clinical, risk, Medicare and operations consultancy firm. A featured state and national presenter, Robin is a special topics advisor to the FHCA Quality Cabinet, immediate past Chair of the FHCA Emergency Preparedness Committee, immediate past chair of the FHC PAC, past executive board member of FADONA, a vested long term care advocate through her volunteerism and affiliation with numerous state and national professional committees. Robin’s firm, RB Health Partners, Inc. provides consulting services to the FHCA Quality Affairs Department.


Tabletop sponsorships are available for each training location and are reserved on a first come, first-paid basis. Contact Jenny Early for more information.

Event Agenda

Nov. 13, 2019

Day 1

8:00 to 8:40 a.m.


8:40 to 8:45 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

8:45 to 9:45 a.m.

Understanding the Code, Standards, Survey Process and Expectations

Attendees will hear from Eddie Alday, Life Safety Lead for the Agency for Health Care Administration, and his experienced survey team to gain a better understanding of how to prepare their center for the Life Safety Survey. This session will present a comprehensive review of changes to the Life Safety Survey process and clarification of key Code requirements. Discussions will focus on changes in the Code, as well as resulting increases in inspections, testing and maintenance. Through real-world survey examples, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how the codes and standards apply to nursing centers.

9:45 to 10:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m

Understanding the Code, Standards, Survey Process and Expectations (Continued)

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.


1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Understanding the Code, Standards, Survey Process and Expectations (Continued)

3:00 to 3:15 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

What’s Bugging Your Center? Infection Prevention and Control for Long Term Care Operations and Maintenance Staff

Every year, between 1 and 3 million serious infections occur in long term care centers. Long term care residents are at risk for many reasons. For example, as a resident transitions from a hospital to the long term care center, the change in environment can lead to increased exposure to bacteria and infection. A.C. Burke, Vice President of Healthcare Quality for RB Health Partners, Inc., will review the role of operations and maintenance staff in the infection prevention program including review of key CMS Infection Prevention and Control requirements, the center infection control risk assessment, and risk assessments for construction. The second part of the session will discuss the risks of infection associated with water systems and identify the key components of a water management plan.

Nov. 14, 2019

Day 2

8:30 to 9:00 a.m.


9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

What’s Bugging Your Center? Infection Prevention and Control for Long Term Care Operations and Maintenance Staff (Continued)

10:00 to 10:15 a.m.


10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m

Updates in Preventative Maintenance for Emergency Preparedness and Security Maintenance Planning

Preparedness is defined as “a state of readiness.” It's not just for storms but for any minor or major situation that can arise in the long term care setting. Using an all-hazards approach, this session will highlight the requirements for a long term care center’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, (CEMP), the policies and procedures in the E-Tag Manual, and the Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA). Special attention will be given to the preparation of a Security Management Plan, as required in NFPA 99 Chapter 13 of the Florida Building Code.