MEMBER EXCLUSIVE

Lessons from the Ebola crisis

Healthcare professionals have learned a great deal about creating effective care environments that allow for the safe treatment of patients with EVD and other infectious diseases.

Sign up and start learning today

Boiler problems cause evacuation of Pennsylvania healthcare facility

March 20, 2017

Residents of an Allegheny County, Pa., healthcare facility were displaced for several hours after a boiler malfunction prompted an evacuation, according to an article on the WPXI website. 

Fire crews detected heat in the walls at Consulate Health Care of Cheswick leading them to the faulty boiler. 

Officials said 101 residents were taken to nearby Port Authority buses that had been staged for assistance. 

Additionally, because many of the residents have health conditions, a "mass casualty incident" was requested, the article said.

Read the article.

 

 

See the latest posts on our homepage


Share

Topic Area: Safety


Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Florida nursing home deaths put focus on disaster planning


The new federal rule will require that nursing homes have 'alternate sources of energy to maintain temperatures to protect resident health and safety'

9/22/2017

Focus: New construction

New Baton Rouge children's hospital part of a growing trend


Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital will have its own emergency room designed with children in mind

9/22/2017

Jacksonville-area hospitals responded to Irma with detailed emergency plans


Mayo Clinic staff, for instance, started preparing for the storm more than a week prior to experts saying the projected path would impact Florida

9/22/2017

Sewage leaking from Winnipeg hospital


A drainage pipe has been discharging raw sewage into the soil since at least spring

9/22/2017

Perth hospital considers enlisting smoking police


The six-month trial involves a dedicated security officer reminding smokers that the campus is smoke free

9/22/2017





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies



All fields are required.