Maintenance and Operations - July 2015

Qatar women's healthcare facility restricts patient room decorations

Hospital cautions the public against decorations and other unsafe practices to ensure a clean and safe environment

7/30/2015


What defines indoor air quality in healthcare facilities?

Hospitals and healthcare facilities must comply with ASHRAE and other regulatory standards

7/22/2015


Study explores cost of Ebola readiness

Researchers are examining the resources hospitals have used and the challenges and benefits of their efforts

7/13/2015


Hospital ordered to tighten infection control after blood found on mops, footwear

Inspectors says standards need to improve at Scottish hospital in order to reduce the risk of infection

7/10/2015


Medical equipment maintenance demands more resources

New Joint Commission regulations and standards for maintenance were recently announced

7/9/2015


Surveillance/intervention boosts hand hygiene

Cameras positioned at hand-hygiene stations and immediate one-on-one intervention improves compliance

7/9/2015


High school students invent metal detector for hospital laundry

An alarm alerts employees to potential danger and the system automatically records the incident

7/8/2015


Uniforms raise concerns at Perth hospital

A mandatory uniform for staff at Fiona Stanley Hospital in Australia has comfort and safety issues

7/6/2015


Robots may improve healthcare efficiency

Robotics can provide additional capacity and capability to unmet needs

7/2/2015


Q&A on UL labels vs. an ETL labels

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question on UL labels vs. an ETL labels

7/1/2015



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