Safety

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


Bathroom doors removed after patient suicide at N.C. hospital

Investigation also found that staff members were not checking patients as they should

7/28/2017


Combustible dust rule dropped in Trump deregulation push

The administration has dropped several potential workplace safety regulations

7/28/2017


Hospital asbestos called 'a ticking time bomb'

BBC London has found 94 percent of hospitals in the city contain asbestos

7/19/2017


How to improve patient safety

One such solution is strategically used patient wristbands

7/19/2017


Building design and construction can impact patient safety

Buildings should be designed in a way that prevents patient injury

7/14/2017


Three hospitals fail fire safety checks after London tower fire

Buildings at London's King's College Hospital, Sheffield's children's hospital and the North Middlesex Trust have been found to have combustible cladding

7/11/2017


Hospital's sprinklers will not be fully installed until 2020

Inspectors highlighted fire safety failures at Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary in UK three years ago

7/7/2017


Welch hospital cladding checked after London tower fire

The cladding on Singleton Hospital in Swansea will be removed and inspected as a precaution

7/3/2017


Videos urge hospital staff to close the door on 'tailgating'

Boston hospital campaign reminds staff of safety training

6/30/2017


Checklist for protecting your healthcare facility

A piece of the endoscopy equipment had a defect that may have prevented it from being properly disinfected

6/29/2017


Illinois hospital sued for red-winged blackbird attack

Suit says hospital knew it hosted aggressive birds in its landscaping but failed to block the path or post warning signs

6/28/2017



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