Safety - May 2015

Is patient bathing or contact precaution best to reduce MRSA spread?

Study says bathing patients with chlorhexidine is slightly more effective

5/28/2015


N.Y. healthcare facility holds three-day disaster drill

Massena Memorial Hospital staff practices for potential fire, explosion

5/28/2015


Hospital patients moved amidst concerns over water supply

James Cook University Hospital in UK called move a 'precautionary measure' as further testing is conducted

5/28/2015


Touchless door access switch help curb healthcare facility infections

Touchless door switches allow patients, staff to open an automatic door with a hand wave

5/27/2015


Q&A on the effective date of the new 2012 Life Safety Code

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question on the effective date of the new 2012 Life Safety Code

5/27/2015


Healthcare facility barrier management requires set protocols

Knowing when and where contractors or staff are entering barriers is important in ensuring the code compliance

5/26/2015


Hospital renovation efforts include push for better hand hygiene

Northwestern Memorial Hospital refurbishment program included equipment and product upgrades to the hospital's restrooms

5/21/2015


Mobile healthcare facilities ready for disasters

Memorial Hospital of Carbondale's Disaster Blasters enable the disaster preparedness team to set up a 300-bed field hospital

5/20/2015


OSHA and NIOSH release hospital respiratory toolkit

The kit is to be used by healthcare employers to protect staffers from airborne transmissible infectious diseases

5/20/2015


Q&A on seclusion rooms

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question on seclusion rooms

5/19/2015


Textile technology may protect patients and staff

Technology can reduce the transmission of hospital-acquired infections

5/18/2015


Hospital addresses security issues with window film

St. Luke's Hospital in Houston sought a long-term solution for disaster preparedness

5/15/2015


ERs are most vulnerable to healthcare facility violence

Training, risk assessment needed to address problem

5/13/2015


Reducing healthcare facility workplace violence

Active shooter training is something to consider

5/13/2015


Healthcare facilities tighten security after emergency room violence

Hospitals invest in better locks, security staff, more cameras, risk assessment and staff training

5/12/2015


Q&A on soiled utility rooms

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question on soiled utility rooms

5/11/2015


Leapfrog releases spring safety scores

Becker's Hospital Review lists five things to know about scores and the new Leapfrog features

5/5/2015


Q&A on deadbolt locks on office doors

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about deadbolt locks on office doors

5/5/2015


Five steps for long-term care facility security

The right staff, realistic security policies and procedures, staff/resident security training and integrated security technology are all key to a successful long-term care facility security system, according to an article on the Long-Term Living website

5/4/2015


Creating a fire barrier management plan

Life safety concerns continue to be a central focus for healthcare accrediting agencies

5/1/2015



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