Safety - February 2017

Long-term care facilities told to be disaster-ready

Facilities that participate in Medicare and Medicaid must meet the new requirements by Nov. 15


California hospital moves patients ahead of potential flood

Hospital officials feared the facility would be flooded if the Oroville Dam broke


Patient safety efforts are paying off

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's tally of healthcare-associated conditions between 2010 and 2015 shows a 21 percent decline, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Experts concerned about the potential fire hazard with hyperbaric chambers

In 2009, a chamber erupted in fire — fed by the oxygen — killing two people inside


Missouri long-term care facility fire injures resident

Fire blamed on loose wire in an electrical outlet


Surgeon falls off rolling stool, successfully sues for $7 million

The stool was allegedly only suitable for use on a soft, carpeted flooring surface



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