Safety - January 2015

Are present hospital security plans enough?

Security has been a top topic of discussion within Greater Boston's healthcare community

1/30/2015


East Coast providers were ready for massive storm

Hospitals stocked up on medical and surgical supplies, drugs and food

1/29/2015


Worcester hospital trains for 'active shooter' situation

Security is top of mind in the area are a fatal shooting at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston

1/28/2015


Ohio health systems establishes own police force

Holzer Health System recently established a police department for some of its facilities

1/28/2015


Operating room lights burn patients at Oregon hospital

Hospital staff changes diffusers on the halogen lights but leaves out the filters

1/27/2015


Emergency illumination in mechanical room Q&A

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about emergency illumination in mechanical rooms

1/27/2015


After Boston Hospital shooting, area facilities revisit security

After a cardiovascular surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital was fatally shot, facilities are focusing on safety procedures

1/26/2015


How much of a threat is gun violence in hospitals?

Three recent shootings in healthcare settings make national headlines

1/26/2015


Police work with Ohio hospitals' security forces

Canton-area police, area hospital security forces meet to share expectations of one another's role

1/26/2015


CDC: Keep patients out of waiting room for early flu treatment

CDC urges providers to use phone triage first to facilitate treatment

1/26/2015


Whitepaper explores firewall breaches

Paper details how to investigate, resolve firewall breaches

1/23/2015


Security re-examined after doctor killed inside Boston hospital

A man shot and fatally wounded a doctor inside a Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston before killing himself

1/22/2015


VA police cite nationwide security lapses after shooting

Force is renewing calls for more staff, better training and increased resources

1/22/2015


Ensuring your emergency messaging system is disaster-ready

Traditional methods of communication can add to the confusion and disorganization

1/20/2015


Controlling infections in waiting rooms

Clinics urged to create safer waiting rooms to help protect against the spread of the influenza virus

1/20/2015


Indiana hospital creates police department

IU Health LaPorte swears in five officers to respond to increased violence

1/19/2015


Comparing accreditation programs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has authorized five organizations to survey hospitals for their compliance with the Conditions of Participation

1/19/2015


Mississippi hospital storm ready

Rush Hospital in Meridian was awarded the StormReady designation by the National Weather Service

1/16/2015


Behavioral health design comes with its own regulations

Furniture and equipment for behavioral patients are vastly different from what is typically provided in general hospitals

1/16/2015


Construction barrier doors Q&A

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about construction barrier doors

1/16/2015


Patient, doctor suffer electric shocks at Scottish hospital

Medical equipment malfunctions during an examination at the Jubilee Hospital in Huntly

1/15/2015


California hospital plans seismic study

Tehachapi Hospital will undergo tests for seismic safety to allow the facility to remain in use

1/14/2015


North Carolina hospital forms police department

Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston is building its own police force to enhance safety

1/13/2015


New York hospital cafe cited for safety problems

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw was cited by health inspectors for food safety violations

1/12/2015


Report: NHS hospitals call police 175 times a day

Incidents up from previous year with alcohol cited as main cause

1/9/2015


New Hampshire hospitals react to fatal shooting at area facility

Hospitals say public safety measures are top priority after an apparent murder-suicide in the critical care unit at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

1/6/2015


Group works on Ebola building standard in Africa

Standard designed for the construction of healthcare facility compounds rather than wards or discrete buildings

1/2/2015


Stairwell storage Q&A

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about stairwell storage

1/2/2015



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