Safety

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


Patient safety efforts are paying off

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's tally of healthcare-associated conditions between 2010 and 2015 shows a 21 percent decline, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/17/2017


Experts concerned about the potential fire hazard with hyperbaric chambers

In 2009, a chamber erupted in fire — fed by the oxygen — killing two people inside

2/16/2017


Missouri long-term care facility fire injures resident

Fire blamed on loose wire in an electrical outlet

2/16/2017


Surgeon falls off rolling stool, successfully sues for $7 million

The stool was allegedly only suitable for use on a soft, carpeted flooring surface

2/10/2017


Vermont Healthcare facility creates 'safe space' for patients

Grace Cottage Hospital's emergency department's 'safe room' built for vulnerable patients

1/30/2017



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