Implementation of an Internet fire response form to improve the drill response process

Eric Meittunen, MS, MBA, Hans-Peter de Ruiter, RN, Carol Gavin, BA


Fire response drills are mandatory for healthcare organizations as a part of the accreditation process, as well as other companies. However, measuring the effectiveness of these exercises can be a challenge. An Internet fire response form was developed to improve fire response education for nurses and other healthcare staff, facilitate the process of measuring fire drill results, and promote the efficiency of fire drill documentation through a paperless work environment. The results indicate that leveraging the Internet with an electronic response instrument can improve fire preparedness as well as the documentation processes.



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