Safety - September 2016

Illinois hospital conducts power failure evacuation drill

Rockford healthcare facility prepares for the possibility of a major power emergency

9/29/2016


Hospital's safety problems tied to holes in fire compartment walls

The breaches in the £380million structure could affect how fire spreads around the hospital

9/19/2016


America has a surgical instrument quality epidemic

Detroit facility must explain how 11 years of sterile processing challenges went unaddressed

9/15/2016


Dirty medical tools dangers just emerging

Unclean surgical, medical instruments are nothing new

9/15/2016


Fire safety fears force remedial work healthcare facility

Builder is carrying out remedial work at a hospital it built ten years ago

9/14/2016


Proposed CMS emergency preparedness standards not expected to be 'radical departure’

CMS is expected to adopt its own standards by the end of 2016

9/14/2016


Storm damage forces Oklahoma hospital to transport patients

Severe weather leaves behind flooding and structural damage

9/12/2016


Elderly patients moved from U.K. hospital ward over fire safety fears

NHS Tayside closes a ward for elderly people at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Dundee, citing environmental risks as the reason

9/8/2016


Colorado healthcare facilities train for disaster

Drill tests regional response to mass-casualty incident

9/2/2016


Ways healthcare facilities can support staff after a disaster

New guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services offers tips on caring for employees

9/2/2016


Mock drill coordinates efforts of N.Y. community hospitals

Healthcare facilities practiced with a scenario in which a MQ-9 unmanned aircraft crashed on Fort Drum.

9/1/2016



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