The CDC releases official reopening guidelines

Document came about two weeks after the White House reportedly tabled the guidelines

5/26/2020


N.C.’s pandemic medical shelter to go dormant but won’t be dismantled

The shelter can be made ready to take patients within four or five days

5/26/2020


Infection prevention and control in the hospitals of Wuhan

Shelter hospitals have higher risks of nosocomial infection than general hospitals

5/26/2020


Sustainable hospital design reduces environmental impact while improving performance

By focusing on details such as building orientation, sustainably-sourced materials, better water systems, and increased daylighting, architects can design hospitals that are mindful of the environment

5/26/2020


What Ghana has to teach US healthcare

The level of healthcare in Ghana is currently very low, whereas the level of healthcare in the U.S. is considerably higher, but they are facing the same concerns

5/26/2020


Hospital cutting food waste and cost

Providence Health trimming unnecessary food expenditures

5/26/2020







Hospitals use online matchmakers to exchange supplies

Online platforms have emerged to match hospitals that need masks, gowns and ventilators with those that have extras

5/22/2020


US says it won’t use Russian ventilators after deadly hospital fire

Russia stopped using them following a fire in a St. Petersburg hospital that killed five patients with Covid-19

5/22/2020


Nursing home won't allow granny cam in resident's room

Family asking for camera during Covid lockdown

5/22/2020


Hospital procedural change blamed for 6 nurses testing positive

Syracuse hospital told nurses it was no longer necessary to wear N95 masks and that surgical masks are enough

5/22/2020


Mastering the master planning process

Evolving market requires new master planning approaches

5/22/2020


Areas outside nursing home resident rooms key to infection control

Residents have frequent contact with staff and the environment outside of their rooms

5/22/2020







Documenting pandemic poses safety challenge

Photographer is documenting the coronavirus pandemic through the eyes of patients and staff

5/21/2020


20 years of closing hospitals in N.Y. hampers capacity during pandemic

State and healthcare leaders eliminated 20,000 hospital beds over the past two decades

5/21/2020


Clean energy microgrid built for Covid-19 hospital in migrant camp

Batteries combined with photovoltaics provide power for the pop-up clinic

5/21/2020


Illuminating the importance of emergency and exit lights

Facility managers should understand the role of emergency and exit lighting and the importance of maintaining these units

5/21/2020


Effective surface preparation key to successful painting projects

Managers who understand the importance of ensuring that workers perform effective surface preparation are more likely to produce successful applications

5/21/2020


Technology can boost hand-hygiene compliance by 45%

The study, originally featured in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) stated that hand-hygiene compliance rates provided by the traditional direct observation method did not accurately reflect baseline rates.

5/21/2020







Ventilator examined after fires kill six in Russia

Some of the ventilators have been sent to the United States, though not used

5/20/2020


Florida strengthens COVID-19 testing in longterm care facilities

The orders require nursing homes and assisted-living facilities to allow the Florida Department of Health into their buildings for infection control and conducting COVID-19 testing

5/20/2020


Wisconsin nursing home took aggressive steps to halt coronavirus

Autumn Oaks Assisted Living in Slinger once faced four active cases of coronavirus

5/20/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Fire alarm strobes in offices

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for fire alarm strobes in offices

5/20/2020


How to contain infection risk during hospital construction

Early discussion and risk assessment associated are key to minimizing the potential impact

5/20/2020


Impact of superbugs on infection control strategies

Currently, superbugs cause twice as many deaths in the U.S. as they did six years ago

5/20/2020







Experts suggest public restrooms and offices should be re-engineered to control infections

Hand washing can be useless if people have to touch unclean surfaces

5/19/2020


A New York hospital staff surprised with free vacations

Hyatt and American Airlines announced that the more than 4,000 hospital staff — including doctors, physician assistants, nurses and facilities and food service teams would be treated to trips

5/19/2020


CMS draft guidelines for reopening nursing homes

Some industry officials and infection-control experts are worried that moving too fast could increase the risks

5/19/2020


Six tactics for streamlining your operations amid COVID-19

One way to streamline your operations workflow is through organizing your preventive (PM) and corrective maintenance tasks

5/19/2020


Early planning of fire safety systems can saves time, money

Fire suppression and alarm systems, fire protection water supply and life safety features should be planned for before construction begins

5/19/2020


Hospital patients require better food service and it's improving bottom lines

Factors such as a general uptick in health conscious consumers have put food service on the front burner

5/19/2020







Hospitals struggle to restart elective care after shutdowns

Reopening will be difficult with the threat of more infection

5/18/2020


Pa. had plan to protect nursing home during pandemic that was never fully implemented

A more limited effort wasn’t activated until mid-April, long after major outbreaks had already taken hold

5/18/2020


Nursing homes, veterans’ homes are Covid-19 hotspots

Long-term care facilities are the overlooked epicenters of the pandemic.

5/18/2020


Hospital ship stopped treating patients, but still in L.A. for support

Mercy hadn’t admitted new patients for treatment since April 30

5/18/2020


Legionnaires' plan: Prevent, detect, treat

Legionnaires’ disease remains a top priority in effective plumbing and restroom maintenance

5/18/2020


Location technology: The next investment for healthcare

Location-based security technology is a win for both staff and patients

5/18/2020







Hospitals use online matchmakers to exchange supplies

Online platforms have emerged to match hospitals that need masks, gowns and ventilators with those that have extras

5/22/2020


US says it won’t use Russian ventilators after deadly hospital fire

Russia stopped using them following a fire in a St. Petersburg hospital that killed five patients with Covid-19

5/22/2020


Nursing home won't allow granny cam in resident's room

Family asking for camera during Covid lockdown

5/22/2020


Hospital procedural change blamed for 6 nurses testing positive

Syracuse hospital told nurses it was no longer necessary to wear N95 masks and that surgical masks are enough

5/22/2020


Mastering the master planning process

Evolving market requires new master planning approaches

5/22/2020


Areas outside nursing home resident rooms key to infection control

Residents have frequent contact with staff and the environment outside of their rooms

5/22/2020







Documenting pandemic poses safety challenge

Photographer is documenting the coronavirus pandemic through the eyes of patients and staff

5/21/2020


20 years of closing hospitals in N.Y. hampers capacity during pandemic

State and healthcare leaders eliminated 20,000 hospital beds over the past two decades

5/21/2020


Clean energy microgrid built for Covid-19 hospital in migrant camp

Batteries combined with photovoltaics provide power for the pop-up clinic

5/21/2020


Illuminating the importance of emergency and exit lights

Facility managers should understand the role of emergency and exit lighting and the importance of maintaining these units

5/21/2020


Effective surface preparation key to successful painting projects

Managers who understand the importance of ensuring that workers perform effective surface preparation are more likely to produce successful applications

5/21/2020


Technology can boost hand-hygiene compliance by 45%

The study, originally featured in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) stated that hand-hygiene compliance rates provided by the traditional direct observation method did not accurately reflect baseline rates.

5/21/2020







Ventilator examined after fires kill six in Russia

Some of the ventilators have been sent to the United States, though not used

5/20/2020


Florida strengthens COVID-19 testing in longterm care facilities

The orders require nursing homes and assisted-living facilities to allow the Florida Department of Health into their buildings for infection control and conducting COVID-19 testing

5/20/2020


Wisconsin nursing home took aggressive steps to halt coronavirus

Autumn Oaks Assisted Living in Slinger once faced four active cases of coronavirus

5/20/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Fire alarm strobes in offices

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for fire alarm strobes in offices

5/20/2020


How to contain infection risk during hospital construction

Early discussion and risk assessment associated are key to minimizing the potential impact

5/20/2020


Impact of superbugs on infection control strategies

Currently, superbugs cause twice as many deaths in the U.S. as they did six years ago

5/20/2020







Experts suggest public restrooms and offices should be re-engineered to control infections

Hand washing can be useless if people have to touch unclean surfaces

5/19/2020


A New York hospital staff surprised with free vacations

Hyatt and American Airlines announced that the more than 4,000 hospital staff — including doctors, physician assistants, nurses and facilities and food service teams would be treated to trips

5/19/2020


CMS draft guidelines for reopening nursing homes

Some industry officials and infection-control experts are worried that moving too fast could increase the risks

5/19/2020


Six tactics for streamlining your operations amid COVID-19

One way to streamline your operations workflow is through organizing your preventive (PM) and corrective maintenance tasks

5/19/2020


Early planning of fire safety systems can saves time, money

Fire suppression and alarm systems, fire protection water supply and life safety features should be planned for before construction begins

5/19/2020


Hospital patients require better food service and it's improving bottom lines

Factors such as a general uptick in health conscious consumers have put food service on the front burner

5/19/2020







Hospitals struggle to restart elective care after shutdowns

Reopening will be difficult with the threat of more infection

5/18/2020


Pa. had plan to protect nursing home during pandemic that was never fully implemented

A more limited effort wasn’t activated until mid-April, long after major outbreaks had already taken hold

5/18/2020


Nursing homes, veterans’ homes are Covid-19 hotspots

Long-term care facilities are the overlooked epicenters of the pandemic.

5/18/2020


Hospital ship stopped treating patients, but still in L.A. for support

Mercy hadn’t admitted new patients for treatment since April 30

5/18/2020


Legionnaires' plan: Prevent, detect, treat

Legionnaires’ disease remains a top priority in effective plumbing and restroom maintenance

5/18/2020


Location technology: The next investment for healthcare

Location-based security technology is a win for both staff and patients

5/18/2020







‘Recharge rooms’ give NYC healthcare workers space to rest

New York hospitals are trying to help frontline healthcare workers be ready to fight COVID-19

5/15/2020


The pandemic is causing cybersecurity problems for hospitals

There has been a significant increase in ransomware attempts against organizations responding to the pandemic

5/15/2020


Environmental monitoring tracks temperature and humidity to maintain safety

Humidity levels play a role in the safe storage of vaccines, medications, blood and lab samples

5/15/2020


Long-term care facilities opening dedicated COVID-19 units

The COVID-only wings will be cordoned off from the rest of the facilities and have their own entrances and dedicated staff

5/15/2020


Pa. health official says state won’t supply protective equipment to hospitals that resume elective surgeries

The priority has shifted to nursing homes, where most of the state’s COVID-19 deaths have occurred

5/15/2020


Supersized food can mean undersized profits for healthcare facilities

When it comes to offering healthier food options in their cafeterias and gift shops, most U.S. hospitals may be 'penny wise and pound foolish'

5/15/2020







Feds consider relaxing infection control in U.S. nursing homes

The longterm care industry's residents and workers are currently overwhelmed by the coronavirus

5/14/2020


Many hospitals now sanitize and reuse masks

One agency of the federal government is allowing for 20 cycles of cleaning for a single mask. Another suggests three.

5/14/2020


Smart healthcare facilities can come unique cybersecurity threats

All the standard vulnerabilities apply to healthcare facilities as well

5/14/2020


National Guard disinfects George hospitals

30 National Guardsmen recently sanitize the Phoebe Putney Hospital cancer center

5/14/2020


Wealthy hospitals have a cushion to weather coronavirus crisis that safety-net facilities don’t

Cancellations of nonessential surgeries come with the coronavirus patients

5/14/2020


Study: Hand-washing better at killing flu than sanitizer

Hand-washing is better even without soap

5/14/2020








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