Safety - May 2017

Houston psychiatric hospital closes after failing safety inspection

Investigators cited the hospital for maintaining door handles, faucets and other items that suicidal patients could use to hang themselves

5/30/2017


California healthcare facility brings in super heroes to promote employee safety

Kaiser Permanente brought Wonder Woman and Spider Man to safety fair

5/26/2017


Patient safety mistakes to avoid

Physician says healthcare has made missteps on patient safety journey

5/26/2017


Emergency preparedness deadline approaching for nursing homes and hospices

Many healthcare providers will be required to step up their safety efforts

5/24/2017


Disposing of fluid medical waste

Facilities discuss their choice of liquid waste management in an Outpatient Surgery article

5/23/2017


Hospital impaling death blamed on lack of information

Death at Boston Pilgrim Hospital would have been less likely if equipment manufacturer had issued a safety notice, jury told

5/15/2017


Hazmat scare prompts ED evacuation

Healthcare facility located near Maryland military base

5/11/2017


Ontario hospital project boost chemo safety

Renovation project to improve safety in handling chemotherapy drugs

5/9/2017



Q&A: ER department corridors

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for hazardous areas

5/3/2017


Operating room lights covered after metal shards fell on patient

Gold Coast University Hospital has ordered replacement arms for all operating room lights

5/2/2017


Hospital cleaners awarded damages over toxic fumes

According to their union, the workers were not given any training on potentially dangerous cleaning chemicals

5/2/2017


CDC offers interim guidance on Zika virus for healthcare personnel

So far, there have been no reports of transmission of Zika virus from infected patients to healthcare personnel

5/2/2017


Deadline for emergency preparedness approaching for hospitals

Deadline requiring hospitals to meet new requirements for handling patient safety during emergencies is Nov. 15, 2017

5/1/2017



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