Safety - August 2017

Houston’s hospitals become victims of flood as they work to help

The response to Harvey will show whether health officials learned lessons from Katrina

8/31/2017


Patients at Houston hospital awaited evacuation as food ran low

Water had surrounded Ben Taub Hospital in Houston, closing its main entrance

8/31/2017


Flooded nursing home's residents in viral photo 'doing fine'

Senior citizens have been relocated to nearby facility and hospital

8/30/2017


HHS declares public health emergency in Texas

Hurricane Harvey forces hospitals to close

8/30/2017


Houston hospital evacuation delayed by rising water

Water recession from around the facility will likely take several days

8/30/2017


Spanish hospital elevator malfunction kills patient

Woman crushed between floors in freak accident

8/29/2017


Healthcare facility sued over death of elderly man who drank hospital hand sanitizer

Patient consumed 500ml of the liquid, which was 75 per cent alcohol – the equivalent of a litre of gin

8/24/2017


N.H. hospital reopens ER closed by mystery illness

Mysterious odor contributed to sickening of 20 operating room staff members

8/23/2017


Healthcare facilities urged to prepare for ransomware 2.0

Next wave of attacks will likely target Internet of Things

8/23/2017


Hospitals stock up on blood, rattlesnake bite antidote for eclipse

More than 1 million visitors are expected to come to Oregon

8/21/2017


Faulty door blamed for death at Minnesota healthcare facility

A woman in a wheelchair tumbled down a stairway behind a door with a faulty lock

8/21/2017


Dogs stop Boko Haram attack on hospital

Two suicide bombers tried to detonate bombs at the Moloi General Hospital in Maiduguri, Nigeria

8/18/2017


Guam healthcare officials ramp up security plans

Emergency preparedness plans are being strengthened because of North Korean threats

8/17/2017


Nuclear exposure preparedness for healthcare workers

Recent developments require healthcare professionals to be educated

8/16/2017


Oxford hospital closes trauma unit over cladding safety fears

John Radcliffe hospital is the first to have to transfer patients to other buildings after Grenfell Tower fire

8/16/2017


CMS extends deadline for smoke barrier door inspections and tests

Facilities have until Jan. 1, 2018, to comply with an annual testing requirement for certain doors

8/14/2017


Trauma unit closed over fire safety concerns

Unit closed for 12 months while flammable cladding is replaced

8/14/2017


Illinois city threatens lawsuit over asbestos in old hospital

Aurora wants the owners of the old Copley Hospital to remove or mitigate asbestos

8/8/2017


Fire safety key to window choices at U.K. hospital

Brighter, child-friendly environment also stressed for Sheffield Children's Hospital

8/4/2017


Healthcare workers pathogen exposure risks highlighted

Data provides standardized system for tracking the occupational exposures for healthcare staff

8/4/2017


Patient killed, nurses injured in Pa. hospital patient room fire

Fire in room at UPMC Susquehanna started when gown catches fire

8/2/2017



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