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In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about fire-rated door frames
Experts say renewed education and training efforts may lead to more hospitals revamping their protocols and being more prepared in the future
Internal risk management strategy should include the establishment of policies, training and demonstrable due diligence
$32 million expansion of the Mohawk Correctional Facility designed to be safer and more cost-effective
Paper on Infection Control Today website discusses the effects of hand hygiene on skin
Doctors Without Borders, the New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology disagree with the states' actions
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian initiative includes education and accountability measures
Workers urged to calm rampant public fears over Ebola
Hospitals are re-examining their plans to ensure they are prepared to meet the challenges
Updated protocols include personal protective equipment that covers the entire body and leaves no skin exposed
Only four hospitals in the country have high-level containment units and each has the capacity to treat only a handful of Ebola patients at once
Stand-alone clinics need to prepare themselves for patients with Ebola-like symptoms
The track record of the nation's hospitals in controlling other infections suggests a lot of them aren't prepared
Horn Memorial Hospital, Ida Grove, was one of three Iowa hospitals to be recognized by the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative for their success in significantly reducing their patient fall rate
Hospitals are adopting direct observation, education and creative signage initiatives to increase hand washing among staff
The goal should be balancing the need for a secure environment and allowing staff and visitors to move through a facility without too much hassle
Hospitals focusing on training, communication to diminish risk and worry
Hospitals advise greater precautions to deal with thefts from patients
As part of a pandemic plan, hospitals should work with a security provider to focus on crowd control and restricted access or 'lockdowns'
Shootings, privacy breaches and theft are just some of the challenges that hospitals face daily
Bellevue Hospital Center has agreed to take confirmed cases of Ebola from the 11 hospitals within the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.
New York Times article includes instructions, charts and graphics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Union says guidelines were constantly changing on how to deal with the virus
A total of 385 facilities in 39 states fail to meet requirements set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
U.S. hospitals are concerned that more Ebola patients will emerge, pushing them to buy more protective equipment, build new isolation rooms
Between 550 and 650 surgical fires occur each year in the U.S.
CDC considering whether patients with the virus should be transferred to hospitals with special containment units
One of the most complicated types of facilities that a firefighter will ever respond to is a healthcare center
Community Health Services cited for inadequate handling of patients who arrive with a cough, fever or rash; unsanitary conditions and poor sterilization procedures
Constant construction, renovation and maintenance projects in hospitals can lead to compromises in firewall barriers
Hospitals in the region say they have quarantine rooms at the ready
An article in The New York Times examines a single day at the newly opened Ebola treatment center run by the International Medical Corps.
Secure entrances for hospital staff, restricted access to wards and regular security patrols of public areas urged for facilities
New law allows Sutter Memorial Hospital to operate until Sept. 1, 2015 without meeting state earthquake safety rules
America has the facilities and equipment, public sanitation and communications infrastructure to contain outbreak
Study says healthcare workers' hand-hygiene compliance is better when other workers are present
The Healthcare Coalition for Emergency Preparedness (HCEP) says the government will be lowering standards for disposing of Ebola waste in Dallas
Gov. Jerry Brown signed bill which imposes new requirements on hospitals for workplace violence plans and reporting
Policies and personnel can play a role in preventing the spread of Ebola
Parkview Health in Fort Wayne is first network in the state to have it's own force
Issues hospitals should consider before handling an Ebola patient
Careful planning can help ensure that regardless of the situation, it's (safe and secure) business as usual for your hospital
Two patient deaths are linked to contaminated water with chlorine levels 16 times higher than accepted as safe
Coating surfaces with microscopic bumps could limit the transmission of bacterial infections
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