Safety - October 2016

Hospital room design linked to safety

Texas Tech University study finds design may keep patients safer and healthier

10/20/2016


HPOE and the Joint Commission partner to create fall prevention tool

The guide describes contributing factors and solutions to prevent falls

10/19/2016


Joint Commission offering online violence prevention resource

“Workplace Violence Prevention Resources,” provides a range of resources for health care organizations

10/18/2016


Identifying patient fall risks

Report describes how five hospitals reduced falls by 35 percent

10/17/2016


Oregon healthcare facility takes earthquake threat seriously

Hospital is ready to be put on alert at any time for a possible influx of patients

10/7/2016


Hospital safety program cuts slips, falls

St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Fla., reduced the number of incidents by 16 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year

10/5/2016



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