Safety

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


Hospital cleaners awarded damages over toxic fumes

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

3/28/2017


Key points in mass-casualty disaster planning

Many facilities overlook this type of emergency

3/24/2017


Healthcare facility professionals mark Patient Safety Awareness Week

Patient safety responsibility extends to every department

3/23/2017


Inspectors find safety issues at Montana hospital

Hospital did not eliminate environmental risks for suicidal patients

3/20/2017


Boiler problems cause evacuation of Pennsylvania healthcare facility

Patients at Consulate Health Care of Cheswick were displaced for several hours

3/20/2017


Safety concerns raised before hospital roof collapse

Concerns about the structural safety at the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, where a section of the roof collapsed, were raised by a legislator

3/17/2017


Hospital says facility smoking ban forces patients onto dangerous roads

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, which sets guidance for clinical practice, states that hospital premises, including the grounds, should remain smoke-free

3/16/2017


Dispute over hospital defects resolved

Embattled South Australian hospital will open within months

3/1/2017


Long-term care facilities told to be disaster-ready

Facilities that participate in Medicare and Medicaid must meet the new requirements by Nov. 15

2/28/2017


California hospital moves patients ahead of potential flood

Hospital officials feared the facility would be flooded if the Oroville Dam broke

2/27/2017



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