Safety

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


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


Security staff saves man who set himself on fire in Detroit hospital

Man walked into Beaumont Hospital’s Dearborn pharmacy with a two liter soda bottle of gasoline

3/29/2017


Key points in mass-casualty disaster planning

Many facilities overlook this type of emergency

3/24/2017



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