Safety - August 2016

Fungal spores found in N.C. healthcare facility nursery during construction

The spores are common and generally not harmful

8/30/2016


Tennessee hospital now StormReady

Cookeville Regional Medical Center gets StormReady certification from the National Weather Service

8/30/2016


Rail project could disrupt healthcare facilities operation

Hospitals fear an upgrade to Melbourne's metro rail system will compromise patient safety

8/23/2016


Bat found in Illinois healthcare facility tests positive for rabies

Two bats were found earlier this month in the OB

8/19/2016


Chicago hospital's strategies keep gang-banging patients safe

Injured gang members can pose problems for hospitals

8/19/2016


Disinfection deficiencies found at Colorado healthcare facility

Report says Memorial Hospital employees improperly cleaned devices, surgical instruments and procedure rooms

8/19/2016


Military approach boosts hand-hygiene compliance

Researchers borrowed an approach known as a stand-down from the military

8/17/2016


City water crisis tests hospital’s emergency plan

Oconee Regional Medical Center was 'shut down' by water issues

8/12/2016


Five key benefits of addressable speaker technology in healthcare institutions

Addressable technology's value is starting to take hold on the notification side of fire alarm systems

8/12/2016



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