Safety - July 2015

Florida hospital sewage leak threatened patient safety

Venice Regional Bayfront Health's response to a large sewage leak at the hospital called inadequate

7/30/2015


Savannah hospital has system to prep for hurricanes

St. Joseph's/Candler tracks hurricanes while coordinating efforts with other groups

7/29/2015


Women impersonating staff rob N.C. nursing home residents

Two women who wore hospital scrubs allegedly stole jewelry from residents at two Cary retirement communities earlier this month

7/29/2015


Q&A on security cameras in stairwells

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question on security cameras in stairwells

7/27/2015


Layered security and internal access controls for healthcare facilities

Each security layer is designed to delay an intruder or attacker as long as possible

7/24/2015


Command centers are a planning necessity

A hospital command center should be set up for internal or external emergencies that would impact the facility's ability to provide patient care

7/23/2015


Maintaining a barrier management protocol in place

With a protocol in place, a healthcare facility is less vulnerable to vender mistakes

7/22/2015


Health industry not adopting worker safety protocols

Report says that hospital executives have no plan of action for lowering injuries to nurses

7/21/2015


Q&A on blood draws in behavioral health corridors

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question on blood draws in behavioral health corridors

7/21/2015


Fall prevention technology issues to consider

New products should be balanced with a complete fall prevention strategy

7/17/2015


Uzbekistan hospitals focus on safety and resilience

WHO/Europe is helping train national experts in applying the Hospital Safety Index

7/17/2015


Safety issues raised soon after Australia hospital opening

Serious problems, including food safety issues, were reported at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

7/17/2015


Alarm system fails in U.K. hospital fire

Patients and staff were evacuated from Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary following a fire as an alarm system failed

7/16/2015


Cameras in nursing homes popular with families

Nursing homes worried that cameras could compromise what little privacy and dignity residents have left

7/15/2015


33 staff at Oregon hospital hit by norovirus

Outbreak sickened more than 30 people working in the pediatric intensive-care unit of Doernbecher Children's Hospital

7/14/2015


Texas hospital increases security after two employees robbed

Two employees were robbed at gunpoint while sitting outside Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital in Humble

7/14/2015


Q&A on sprinkler testing certification

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question on sprinkler testing certification

7/13/2015


Illinois hospitals prepare for tornadoes

Staffs monitor local weather and revisit and practice their emergency plans

7/10/2015


Thief dressed as hospital employee robs patient in hospital room

Elderly patient in Bridgeton, Mo., robbed of jewelry, purse

7/9/2015


Illinois considers in-room security cameras for nursing homes

Illinois would become the fourth state in the U.S. to allow video and audio monitoring devices in nursing homes

7/9/2015


Fire service orders UK hospital to improve safety

Serious concerns relate to fire proofing materials in the hospital which do not meet the required 60-minute protection standard

7/8/2015


OSHA healthcare inspections to target common injury causes

The agency is expanding its use of enforcement resources in hospitals and nursing homes

7/7/2015


Report says hospital food can be a hazard

Hospital patients with special dietary needs could have allergic reactions or swallowing problems

7/6/2015


Pennsylvania hospitals boost patient security

Monongahela Valley, Uniontown hospitals implement new technology and increase visitor security policies

7/2/2015


Hospitals considering patient lifts face challenges

Retrofitting rooms with ceiling-mounted lifts would increase staff use of assist equipment

7/2/2015



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