Safety - November 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


Las Vegas hospital offers lessons in disaster planning

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


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


San Juan VA hospital sheltering veterans after hurricane

In many instances the VA has kept people after they were stabilized, because they had nowhere else to go


New weather data technology can raise alarm ahead of extreme events

Advance location alerting helps leaders know when to trigger emergency response plans


Leapfrog releases fall 2017 hospital safety grades

Of the more than 2,600 hospitals graded, 832 earned an A


Dublin hospital ordered to install sprinkler system

The National Children’s Hospital has been ordered to install sprinklers across all floors of the hospital following an appeal to An Bord Pleanála


What to know about the CMS emergency preparedness rule's communication plan requirement

The deadline for compliance is November 15, 2017


Evidence-based design solutions can be applied within the correctional health environment

It’s important that treatment spaces in prisons and jails be designed for effective care delivery while meeting the safety and security needs, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website



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