CDC back-burners nuclear war prep to focus on the flu epidemic

Briefing on preparation for nuclear war postponed

1/17/2018


Cayman mental health facility is designed for home-like feeling

Design also focuses on safety and security

1/17/2018


State judge denies link between forced-air warming and infection

Minnesota lawsuits that allege that the Bair Hugger forced-air warmer caused deep joint infections are dismissed

1/17/2018


Joint Commission will now cite individual hand-hygiene failures

Hand hygiene is widely considered to be the most important intervention for preventing hospital-acquired infections

1/17/2018


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Existing hazardous rooms vs. new construction

Brad Keyes discusses guidance on existing hazardous rooms vs. new construction

1/17/2018


Illinois hospital braces for 'mess of epic proportions' with construction project

Some parts of Salem Township Hospital will be closed when work is being done in that area

1/17/2018







Baltimore hospital apologizes after security guards leave discharged patient on street in hospital gown

Hospital system is talking to everyone who came into contact with the woman

1/16/2018


Legionnaires’ risk can't be eliminated at Illinois VA home

13 people have died of Legionnaires’ disease at Quincy healthcare facility

1/16/2018


Ham radio operators train to help healthcare facilities, others in disasters

Operators take classes on operating in a hospital

1/16/2018


Healthcare facilities weigh in on weather safety for employees

Some hospitals offer sleeping accommodations, food and other essential items.

1/16/2018


Noisy ORs can put patients at risk

Excessive noise can be distracting to healthcare providers

1/16/2018


Health system moves food service beyond tray line

Diet clerks virtually track nutritionals as the patients place their order, guiding them through their options

1/16/2018








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