Safety - August 2013
Two-year study showed marked improvement at multiple sites around the world
Encouraging assertiveness can diminish risk in an effective safety culture
Three hospitals and 48 public schools recognized by The National Weather Service
Hospitals can download free tool to evaluate their own procedures
Emergency preparedness grants fuel activity after Hurricane Sandy and Boston bombings
Ankle-band transmitters help Virginia hospital staff keep babies safe
Researchers will try to identify design elements that may contribute to mishaps.
When it comes to hospital safety, experts say patients should question cleanliness to prevent infections.
Regional patient registries may be useful in tracking the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections between health care facilities.
Research suggests that copper surfaces and cold plasma could be weapons against bacteria
According to a study in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, at a certain point increasing the number of hand rub dispensers is less important than their location in encouraging use.
As part of the announcement that Affinity will pay a more than $1.2 settlement for a breach of security, The Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights says that healthcare organizations need to consider photocopy machines when examining their data security.
Hospitals are forming coalitions to respond collaboratively to disasters, partly because federal funding is linked to joint efforts to deliver effective health care during an emergency.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has dropped a requirement for adding an indicator light on each receptacle on emergency power.
Testing to ensure newly installed fire alarm systems are working correctly is a critical part of the installation process.
The Boston Marathon bombings tested the disaster response plans of the Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, as well as other local hospitals.
There is more than one method to comply with NFPA 25, Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems' internal pipe testing requirements.