Safety - June 2016

Seeing red for healthcare facility safety

Outpatient Surgery website lists ways the color red can be used to promote patient safety

6/24/2016


Healthcare security in the 21st century

Many healthcare facilities have developed contingency plans in the event of a natural disaster or mass trauma

6/20/2016


Body-worn hand-hygiene system increases decontamination

Researchers tested intraoperative hand-hygiene method and personalized, body-worn hand-hygiene system

6/20/2016


CDC offers guide to prevent Legionnaires' disease outbreaks

Better water management could have prevented the majority of outbreaks

6/17/2016


How healthcare facilities respond to mass shootings

Facilities have emergency/disaster plans for preparing their emergency rooms and trauma centers for a sudden influx of patients

6/16/2016


Improved scope cleaning with enhanced visual inspection

Advanced technology and intentional visual inspection practices can greatly improve hospitals' processing quality

6/16/2016


Toxic smoke protection for patients, staff urged

Toxic plumes in surgical smoke are a hazard to patients, surgeons, and nurses

6/15/2016


Ottawa hospital to install safety alarms after attack on nurse

Brockville Mental Health Centre is ordered to install electronic alarms, improve staff training and hire security guards

6/13/2016


Memphis VA cited after body tissue found in drain

An engineer pipe-fitter was exposed to body tissue while unclogging a drain

6/10/2016


Protect networked IP cameras from cyberattacks

Poorly configured devices can offer an opportunity to gain entry into the network

6/9/2016


Weighing the risks of OR surveillance

Secret videotaping of operations to catch a drug thief at a San Diego hospital has led to allegations of patient privacy breaches

6/8/2016


Hand-hygiene improvement urged for outpatient clinic

Study suggests improvements for infection-prevention practices

6/6/2016


What's a healthcare facility's liability when a patient falls?

Strict policies can help reduce the risk of patient slips, trips and falls

6/3/2016


Study looks at impact of sink location on hand-hygiene compliance

Study examines behavior after care of patients with Clostridium difficile infection

6/3/2016


Using video monitoring to reduce patient falls

For a growing number of healthcare facilities, the right-size solution is a combination of technology and caregiver involvement

6/3/2016


Violent crime in hospitals dropped in 2015

But research from the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety says assaults are up

6/1/2016



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