Safety

Healthcare facilities use various methods to keep dementia patients safe

Studies suggest that the unexplained absence of a nursing home resident is one of the most challenging issues for facilities

1/15/2018


CDC to issue guidance to prepare for nuclear war

Hospital disaster planning has shifted to preparing for mass casualties

1/9/2018


Key points in mass-casualty disaster planning

Many facilities overlook this type of emergency

1/5/2018


Spokane healthcare facility sued after 85-year-old woman falls in construction zone

Woman walked past an empty nurses station, through an unlocked door and fell into a construction pit

12/29/2017


'Appalling' Adelaide mental health unit closed

Unit of Lyell McEwin Hospital in Australia called 'appalling and unsafe'

12/28/2017


Inquest probes boy's death of severe food allergy reaction in hospital

Mother says she informed hospital staff of the boy's allergies

12/22/2017


Hospitals save lives and money by investing in climate resilience

New report says preparing for extreme weather offers significant financial benefit

12/15/2017


Southern California's hospitals braced for disaster as embers ignite

Health officials in Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties warned of high pollution levels caused by smoke

12/14/2017


Patients evacuated before Calif. hospital burns

Vista Del Mar Hospital in Ventura destroyed by wildfires

12/13/2017


Los Angeles launches seismic program with compliance notices

Large healthcare systems are factoring regulations into their capital plans

12/4/2017


Idaho fire blaze may spark fire code review

The Safe Haven Care Center in Pocatello that was destroyed by a fire met all applicable fire codes

12/1/2017


Healthcare facility design advancing safety standards

The standards are based on the concept of a highly reliable organization, which focuses on avoiding catastrophes in an environment where normal accidents can be expected, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

11/29/2017


Las Vegas hospital offers lessons in disaster planning

The emergency room at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center responded to the recent mass shooting

11/28/2017


48 hours after fire at Pa. senior facility, some residents were still missing

Residents were evacuated into bitter cold, and 27 were transported to hospitals

11/22/2017



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