Safety - October 2015

Surprisingly common crimes committed in hospitals

Slide show highlights the types of incidents that hospitals might not be as well prepared for as they should

10/29/2015


Q&A on comingling oxygen cylinders

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about comingling oxygen cylinders

10/29/2015


Healthcare disaster prep should focus on kids

Disasters' effects on children may be more significant because environmental hazards may affect them more quickly

10/26/2015


Q&A on storage in a separation of different occupancies

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about separation of different occupancies

10/23/2015


Reviewing Ebola waste disposal protocols

Reassessment of the efficiency of methods determined in last year's outbreak urged

10/22/2015


Assessing risk in behavioral healthcare facilities

The occurrence of inpatients harming themselves or others is increasing

10/21/2015


N.J. hospital runs gunman protocol drill

Hospital employees also are trained in the health system's disaster response through computer modules

10/20/2015


Hospital's fire safety fixes to cost millions

A recent report says fire safety failures stretching back years have the potential to put staff and patients at 'intolerable risk'

10/19/2015


Study says chemicals, UV rays cut superbug transmissions

Using a combination of chemicals and UV light to clean patient rooms cut transmission of four major superbugs by a cumulative 30 percent

10/16/2015


Healthcare facilities avoid tripping hazards, bacteria seams in restrooms

Combination toilet/shower rooms are sometimes called universal design

10/14/2015


Q&A on storage in a corridor

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

10/14/2015


Ohio county considering portable hospital

Location and volunteers sought for emergency facility

10/13/2015


NFPA 99 for existing facilities addresses power strips

Overlooking these requirements can be costly

10/9/2015


14 salmonella isangi infections reported at Detroit hospital

State health officials and Henry Ford Hospital staff are working to figure out the cause of the outbreak

10/6/2015


Joint Commission issues alert on fall prevention

Sentinel Event Alert 55 addresses preventing falls and fall-related injuries in healthcare facilities

10/2/2015


Infection control goes beyond hand washing

Purchasing equipment, protection during construction and preparing for disasters are part of infectious disease specialist's role

10/2/2015



FREE
NEWSLETTER

• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies



All fields are required.