Safety - November 2016

Indiana healthcare facility installs new energy-efficient lighting

Putnam County Hospital updated LED lighting in its parking lots


Managing an emergency or natural disaster

Information is key in a stressful and dangerous situation


Investigators searching for cause of fire in vacant building at Mass. hospital

An early-morning fire severely damaged a vacant building on the grounds of McLean Hospital in Belmont


Inadequate cleaning of complex reusable instruments among Top 10 health technology hazards

The ECRI Institute rated top health technology safety hazards for 2017


Lead scare at Ohio hospital traced to construction project

Elevated lead levels were found in part of the water supply at Miami Valley Hospital


USP 800 brings comprehensive, stringent regulations to hospital pharmacies

The hazardous drugs that fall within the jurisdiction of USP 800 is published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health


New behavioral healthcare facility designed for teens

Washington region’s first behavioral healthcare facility focused on teens opens at Tacoma General Hospital


San Antonio hospital increases security after employees attacked

Two nurses and a physical therapist were attacked in separate incidents


Meet the new energy IoT

Helping hospitals avoid power outages when disaster strikes


Getting a healthcare facility disaster ready

As part of its Emergency Preparedness Rule, CMS requires that healthcare facilities prove they are ready to deal with disasters



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