Safety - April 2017

Manchester cancer center fire sparks patient evacuation

Facility does not house patients, but is attached to the main hospital

4/28/2017


Don’t get caught in the dark, make sure your backup power is hurricane ready

May 15th through the 21st is Hurricane Preparedness Week.

4/26/2017


Legislation would outlaw surgical smoke in Calif.

Bill that would mandate the use of smoke-evacuation systems

4/25/2017


Leapfrog's spring grades show improvement

Hospitals earned more A's and fewer Fs this spring

4/18/2017


Laughing gas leak leads to lockdown of Nevada hospital

A truck was delivering canisters to the hospital when the leak was discovered

4/17/2017


Switchboard fire leads to healthcare facility evacuation

Electrical fire at Canberra Hospital sparks political fallout

4/13/2017


Cal/OSHA’s healthcare workplace violence rules take effect

Effective April 1, some employers must develop and implement a workplace violence prevention plan

4/10/2017


Some fear purple ring symbol in facilities could stigmatize dementia patients

A symbol that would be hung in or outside the room of a patient with dementia is intended to improve workplace safety in Manitoba health facilities

4/5/2017



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