Safety - June 2015

Fire detection, protection in healthcare facilities

Healthcare facilities require fire alarm and detection specifications at a higher level than in other buildings


Vancouver emergency rooms not expected to survive major quake

Aging hospital buildings found to be at high-risk of collapse or being rendered useless by a strong tremor


Illinois healthcare facility project boosts security

Franklin Hospital in Benton will upgrade emergency room


Hospital fire brings focus to trash chute safety

A fire at a New York hospital began in a trash chute, apparently caused by soldering during a necessary repair


Safety surveys can curb patient risk

Facilities must evaluate their safety practices to ensure they are doing everything they can to safeguard patients


Q&A on ILSM implementation

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question on ILSM implementation


Healthcare facility staff risks safety to avoid parking fees

Employees of of Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital are choosing to park off-site to avoid paying up to $76.60 for two weeks of secured parking


Healthcare facilities face unique security challenges

Digitized healthcare records are extremely valuable to criminals and facilities are still learning how to protect them


Keeping patients safe from superbugs

CDC says healthcare facilities must do more to mitigate the threat of CRE


Drugs thefts reveal gaps in hospital security

Safeguards include restricted rooms, heavy surveillance


Planning fire drills in healthcare facilities

Staff, visitors, volunteers and others may ignore the fire alarm and continue to go on with their day


Healthcare facilities stressing cleaning protocols for C. Diff

Almost half hadn't adopted strict limits on the use of antibiotics, but protective gear, separate hospital rooms and special cleaning techniques were in place in virtually all hospitals


Concerns raised about fire-proofing materials at UK infirmary

Materials used in Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle cited for not meeting required standard


UK hospital installs security fence after sexual assaults

A rape and sexual assault of two women are among 30 incidents which reported at Sheffield hospitals in a three-month period


N.H. healthcare facility gets nonlethal devices for protection

Devices can record interactions with unruly patients or visitors, shine a laser pointer on them and shoot a stream of pepper gel


Q&A on the required width of new corridor

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question on the required width of new corridor


Canadian healthcare facility focuses on security after fatal shooting

Security at local hospitals is a top concern after a woman was attacked at Guelph General Hospital



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