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Classes for Healthcare Facility Managers or Maintainers

Both CMS (2012 Life Safety Code)- K907 and NFPA 99 (Health Care Facilities Code) state the following:
“Persons maintaining systems are qualified as demonstrated by training and certification or credentialing to the requirements of ASSE 6040.”

BeaconMedaes offers the Medical Gas Training you need to maintain this compliance.

Medical Gas Basic Series (Available Online)

This fundamentals series of courses walks you through the basics of piped medical gas systems including Alarms, Medical Air, and Vacuum Systems. These NFPA based courses focus on Medical Gas Equipment theory, application and NFPA 99 guidelines. Build you own Medical Gas program or let BeaconMedaes make recommendations for your specific needs.

Medical Gas Alarms (2 videos) – $90
This 2 lesson NFPA based course focuses on Medical Gas Alarm theory, application, and NPFA 99 2018 guidelines. You will learn the fundamentals of Medical Gas Alarms, what they are used for, and application in a hospital.

Vacuum & Waste Anesthetic Gas Disposal (WAGD) (3 videos) – $135
This 3 lesson NFPA based course focuses on Medical Vacuum and Waste Anesthetic Gas Disposal (WAGD) theory, application, and NPFA 99 2018 guidelines. You will learn the fundamentals of Medical Vacuum and WAGD, what it is used for, and application in a hospital.

Valves & Outlets (1 video) – $45
This NFPA based course focuses on Medical Gas Valves and Outlet theory, application, and NPFA 99 2018 guidelines. You will learn the fundamentals of Medical Gas Valves and Outlets, what they are, and their specific application in a hospital.

Central Supply Systems (1 video) – $45
This NFPA based course focuses on Medical Gas Central Supply theory, application, and NPFA 99 2018 guidelines. You will learn the fundamentals of Medical Gas Central Supply, what they are used for, and application in a hospital.

Installation (2 videos) – $90
This 2 lesson NFPA based course focuses on Medical Gas Installation theory, application, and NPFA 99 2018 guidelines. You will learn the fundamentals of Medical Gas Installation, and application in a hospital.

Medical Air (2 videos) – $90
This 2 lesson NFPA based course focuses on Medical Air theory, application, and NPFA 99 2018 guidelines. You will learn the fundamentals of Medical Air, what it is used for, and application in a hospital.

On site Oxygen (1 video) – $45
This NFPA based course focuses on Medical On-Site Oxygen theory, application, and NPFA 99 2018 guidelines. You will learn the fundamentals of Medical On-Site Oxygen, what it is used for, and application in a hospital.

Operations & Subsystems (1 video) – $45
This NFPA based course focuses on Medical Gas Operations and Subsystems theory, application, and NPFA 99 2018 guidelines. You will learn the fundamentals of Medical Gas Operations and Subsystems, what they are, and application in a hospital.

Rules of Medical Gas (2 videos) – $90
This 2 lesson NFPA based course focuses the Rules for Medical Gas theory, application, and NPFA 99 2018 guidelines. You will learn the fundamental Rules for Medical Gas and how they are specifically applied in a hospital.

Terminology and Safety (3 videos) – $135
This 3 lesson NFPA based course focuses the Medical Gas Terminology and Safety. You will learn the importance of the standards and the fundamental requirements for working with Medical gas in a hospital environment.

ASSE 6040 Medical Gas Maintenance - Credentialed

The ASSE 6040 credential is intended for persons who perform maintenance on medical gas and vacuum system components. An introduction to the rules of NFPA 99, NFPA 55 and the ASSE 6000 Series is provided, but the emphasis is not on the rules themselves but on the why behind the rules. Alongside these, we discuss the role of the gases, environment of the medical gas system and safety when working around these systems. Practical exercises will be included as practical within the format of the course. Safety and protection of the patient through careful work practices are the central theme of the course. Test methods for troubleshooting will be discussed The course is intended for maintenance personnel employed by a medical facility or a maintenance subcontractor working for a medical facility.

ASSE 6040 non-credentialed course is also available so you can take the exam at another facility, or you can use the course as a documented training program per requirements of both CMS (2012 Life Safety Code)- K907 and NFPA 99 (Health Care Facilities Code).

Pre-requisite requirement: To register for this credentialed course, one shall be employed or contracted by a health care facility or be actively working with medical gas systems. Must have 1-year minimum experience in medical gas and vacuum systems maintenance is required for placement in this course.

Credentialed (Training and Credential), Online – $695

ASSE 6040 Medical Gas Maintenance - Non Credentialed

The ASSE 6040 is intended for persons who perform maintenance on medical gas and vacuum system components. An introduction to the rules of NFPA 99, NFPA 55 and the ASSE 6000 Series is provided, but the emphasis is not on the rules themselves but on the why behind the rules. Alongside these we discuss the role of the gases, environment of the medical gas system and safety when working around these systems. Practical exercises will be included as practical within the format of the course. Safety and protection of the patient through careful work practices are the central theme of the course. Test methods for trouble shooting will be discussed. The course is intended for maintenance personnel employed by a medical facility or a maintenance subcontractor working for a medical facility.

Upon completion of the ASSE 6040 non-credentialed course, BeaconMedaes will provide you a certificate of completion allowing you to take the credentialing exam at another facility, or you can use the course as a documented training program per requirements of both CMS (2012 Life Safety Code)- K907 and NFPA 99 (Health Care Facilities Code).

Pre-requisite requirement: To register for this course, one shall be employed or contracted by a health care facility or be actively working with medical gas systems. Must have 1 year minimum experience in medical gas and vacuum systems maintenance is required for placement in this course.

Non Credentialed (Training Only), Online – $495

ASSE 6020 Medical Gas Maintenance - Credentialed

The ASSE 6020 credential is intended for persons who need to oversee the work of others, primarily on the job site but also possibly in a design firm or engineering office. Course is designed to provide a broad understanding of medical gases and medical gas systems with the expectation that the participant will be prepared to visit job sites and identify common problems with installations. An introduction to the rules of NFPA 99, NFPA 55 and the ASSE 6000 Series is provided, along with an understanding of the role of the gases, environment of the medical gas system and safety when working around these systems.

ASSE 6020 with Design emphasis also available. For more information email us at mymedgas.edu@beaconmedaes.com

Prerequisite requirement: To register for this course one shall be employed by a governmental unit as a plumbing and/or mechanical inspector, or as an administrator of such inspectors, or be a person regularly involved in the design, inspection or verification of medical gas systems, or be a 6010 installer. One must have 2 years of practical experience or any combination of the above in order for placement in this course.

ASSE 6010 Medical Gas Installer - Credentialed

This is the Medical Gas Installer course leading to the ASSE 6010 qualification. The ASSE 6010 credential is mandatory for persons who install medical gas and vacuum systems, particularly those who will perform brazing operations. An in-depth introduction to the rules of NFPA 99, NFPA 55 and the ASSE 6000 Series is provided. Alongside these we discuss the role of the gases, installation practices, environment of the medical gas system and safety when working around these systems. Training on the proper method to braze medical gas piping is given. The credential is awarded after a written exam. Three sample brazes are performed and checked.

Prerequisite requirement: Must have 4 years of practical experience in the installation field of plumbing or mechanical piping systems is mandatory to qualify for placement in this course.

Email us at mymedgas.edu@beaconmedaes.com to find out location schedule.

ASSE 6005 Medical Gas Generalist- Credentialed

This 24- hour credentialed general interest course is designed for anyone needing knowledge about medical gas systems and equipment, the standards that govern them, and general safety when working with them. The course provides an introduction to the rules of NFPA 99, the NFPA 55 and the ASSE 6000 Series, along with an understanding of the role of the gases, environment of medical gas system and safety when working with these systems.

This course has no prerequisite.

ASSE 6005 with Design emphasis also available. For more information email us at mymedgas.edu@beaconmedaes.com

HTM AP Medical Gas Authorized Person - Credentialed

HTM AP02 Authorized Person Course
This course leads to the HTM 02-01 or HTM 2022 Authorized Person credential. Course reviews in detail the rules in the HTM 02-01 standard, including differences with the HTM 2022 as appropriate. Basic operating rules for working with the systems are reviewed, along with safety with medical gases, the role of the gases, and environment of the medical gas system. The central course theme is ensuring patient safety through the rules of the standard. Participants will learn how to design and size, install and commission medical gas and vacuum systems. We will review how to perform the required engineering tests and how to manage a Permit to Work system for the systems. We will cover assessing an existing system for compliance and proper operation, and how to adjust elements of the system for correct operation. The course in intended for persons who will be installing, maintaining or administering medical gas pipeline systems. Typical participants will include persons designated by a Health Service organization to operate their medical gases, supervisory employees of contractors performing medical gas work, and designers and engineers who are designing, sizing and selecting equipment for these systems.

Email us at mymedgas.edu@beaconmedaes.com to find out location schedule.

HTM CP Medical Gas Competent Person - Credentialed

HTM CP02 Competent Person Course
This course leads to the HTM 02-01 or HTM 2022 Competent Person credential. Course reviews in detail the rules in the HTM 02-01 standard, including differences with the HTM 2022 as appropriate. Basic operating rules for working with the systems and components are reviewed, along with safety with medical gases, the role of the gases, and environment of the medical gas system. The central course theme is ensuring patient safety through the rules of the standard. The participant will learn how to work on medical gas and vacuum systems and their key components. We will review work practices within a Permit to Work system. We will cover installation and maintenance practices and methods. The course in intended for persons who will be installing or maintaining medical gas pipeline systems. Typical participants will include persons working within a Health Service organization maintenance department, and employees of contractors performing medical gas work.

Email us at mymedgas.edu@beaconmedaes.com to find out location schedule.

ASSE 6000 Refresher Course - Re-Certification

The ASSE 6000 now requires a 4 hour refresher course before renewing any ASSE credential. This refresher course focuses on the changes within the NFPA 99, NFPA 55 and ASSE 6000 series. In addition to the code changes, you will also learn the most current Medical Gas & Vacuum System requirements and its practical application in your job responsibility. This course is intended for individuals needing their ASSE 6000 Series credentials renewed and are involved in the Installation, Inspection and Maintenance of Medical Gas & Vacuum System. The NFPA 99, 2018 edition is required and a 25 question open book exam is administered online after the course video.

Pre-requisite requirement: To register for this Re-Certification course, one shall have any ASSE 6000 series qualification in good standing from any reputable program (Except 6015 and 6035).

Re-Certification (Training and Credential), Online – $195

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