Safety - August 2015

Personal clothing tied to infections in NICU

Respiratory syncytial virus can be spread from caregivers' and visitors' clothes

8/31/2015


Natural disaster infographic

Eastern Kentucky University offers data hospital safety problems during times of natural disaster

8/31/2015


Texas hospital may lose funding due to safety concerns

Federal judge may intervene in plans to cut funding to a North Texas psychiatric hospital

8/28/2015


Q&A on calibration gas cylinders

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question on calibration gas cylinders

8/27/2015


Duress procedures should be reviewed as violence increases

Systems may be antiquated, incomplete or not properly functioning

8/24/2015


Calgary hospital battling wasps in courtyard

Patient stung 25 times while walking near facility

8/21/2015


Staying informed of healthcare crime trends

Staying informed of trends in healthcare crime is an important part of planning and maintaining a successful security program

8/20/2015


Incident management technology key to accreditation readiness

A major aspect of the accreditation process is the evaluation of the hospital's emergency process

8/20/2015


Q&A on corridor projections

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

8/19/2015


Montreal hospital closes play structure after injuries

Montreal Children's Hospital sculpture was recently installed in lobby area

8/18/2015


Mumbai doctors hire private security after patient attacks

Doctors can dial a special number to mobilize security men to reach a trouble spot within nine minutes

8/18/2015


Study finds lack of evidence as to which cleaning method is the best

Among promising cleaning tactics for reducing healthcare-associated infections, there was no clear winner

8/14/2015


New technology can affect fall prevention

Design changes and material selection can help prevent falls

8/14/2015


Plans to privatize Louisiana hospitals' police shelved

Biomedical Research Foundation is reconsidering its plan to privatize the University Health police force at its hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe

8/11/2015


Hospital closes wing due to safety issues

Guam Memorial Hospital wing seen as vulnerable to collapse

8/10/2015


Making healthcare facilities climate resilient

Designing for future disasters and weather extremes can be a challenge because it requires a lot of hypothesizing, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

8/10/2015


Hospital closed emergency room after flood cuts power

A burst underground pipe caused the basement of the Royal Berkshire hospital in Reading, England, to flood

8/6/2015


Q&A on smoke compartment barrier doors

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

8/6/2015


Flashback photo: 1949 Illinois hospital fire kills 74

Tragedy leads to national fire safety improvements

8/5/2015


U.K. hospital asks staff to give up toasters and kettles to reduce fire risk

Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary's fire alarm problems mean workers at the hospital are also making hourly safety checks

8/4/2015



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