Safety - February 2017

Long-term care facilities told to be disaster-ready

Facilities that participate in Medicare and Medicaid must meet the new requirements by Nov. 15

2/28/2017


California hospital moves patients ahead of potential flood

Hospital officials feared the facility would be flooded if the Oroville Dam broke

2/27/2017


Patient safety efforts are paying off

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's tally of healthcare-associated conditions between 2010 and 2015 shows a 21 percent decline, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/17/2017


Experts concerned about the potential fire hazard with hyperbaric chambers

In 2009, a chamber erupted in fire — fed by the oxygen — killing two people inside

2/16/2017


Missouri long-term care facility fire injures resident

Fire blamed on loose wire in an electrical outlet

2/16/2017


Surgeon falls off rolling stool, successfully sues for $7 million

The stool was allegedly only suitable for use on a soft, carpeted flooring surface

2/10/2017



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