Safety - September 2015

Mass. hospital practices emergency planning

Lowell General Hospital prepares for disaster with an all-hazards plan

9/30/2015


Q&A on fire-rated barriers vs. smoke compartment barriers

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question on fire-rated barriers vs. smoke compartment barriers

9/30/2015


307 hand-washing stations set for Jamaican healthcare facilities

Regional Health Authority is installing the stations as part of measures to improve infection control

9/29/2015


Bacteria-fighting copper making a comeback in hospitals

Hospitals are installing copper components on 'high-touch' surfaces

9/28/2015


Meeting the emergency management requirement

Each of the six EM areas should be broken down to identify single-point-of-failure items and critical consumable resources

9/28/2015


Drywall poses danger at max-security psych hospital

Patients are destroying the drywall and make weapons from materials found inside

9/25/2015


Securing protected health information during file disposal

When a healthcare provider changes facilities, it is important that they understand how to properly dispose of or transfer PHI

9/25/2015


Q&A on E Size O2 cylinders with handles

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question on E Size O2 cylinders with handles

9/24/2015


Ontario hospital doubles number of security guards

Guelph General Hospital's new program was a result of a security audit done in the emergency department

9/21/2015


Q&A on offsite fire drills

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question on offsite fire drills

9/18/2015


Review of sterilizing procedures for reusable devices urged

CDC and FDA stressing public health need to properly maintain, clean and disinfect or sterilize devices

9/17/2015


Reusable instruments can be an infection issue for outpatient facilities

Infection-spreading medical devices include a range of reusable instruments

9/16/2015


Surveillance cameras key to overall security program

Surveillance systems can enhance access control, reduce theft and provide another opportunity to protect individuals, information and the hospital campus

9/16/2015


Safety protocols questioned after patient dies after falling from hospital balcony

Saint John Regional Hospital patient fell from a balcony to the hospital's lobby below

9/10/2015


Sioux City hospitals increase security, training

Hospital staff trained as trainers for active shooter situations

9/10/2015


Q&A on suite boundary

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

9/10/2015


Theft and budgets keep hospital's coffee under lock and key

The emergency department at Australia's Canberra Hospital to lock up the coffee and tea supplies due to budget restrictions and suspected theft

9/4/2015


Coordinating workplace violence prevention with community partners

A quality provider with experience in the industry will be familiar with best practices and standards that will enhance your plan

9/4/2015


Sarasota hospital is storm-ready

Sarasota Memorial Hospital has protocols in place to protect patients

9/3/2015


Kansas City hospital adds 'violence interrupters' to security efforts

'Interrupter's' job is to quell urges of retaliatory violence among shooting, stabbing and assault survivors and the victims' social circle

9/2/2015


Q&A on the path of egress through a construction area

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question on the path of egress through a construction area

9/2/2015


Dirty surgical equipment may have been used on 12,000 pediatric patients

Seattle hospital advises those who visited surgery center to get tested for hepatitis, HIV

9/1/2015


Bike patrol targets smokers on Boston hospital campus

Brigham and Women's Hospital security guards check for smokers while making rounds on bikes

9/1/2015



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