Safety - May 2017

Houston psychiatric hospital closes after failing safety inspection

Investigators cited the hospital for maintaining door handles, faucets and other items that suicidal patients could use to hang themselves


California healthcare facility brings in super heroes to promote employee safety

Kaiser Permanente brought Wonder Woman and Spider Man to safety fair


Patient safety mistakes to avoid

Physician says healthcare has made missteps on patient safety journey


Emergency preparedness deadline approaching for nursing homes and hospices

Many healthcare providers will be required to step up their safety efforts


Disposing of fluid medical waste

Facilities discuss their choice of liquid waste management in an Outpatient Surgery article


Hospital impaling death blamed on lack of information

Death at Boston Pilgrim Hospital would have been less likely if equipment manufacturer had issued a safety notice, jury told


Hazmat scare prompts ED evacuation

Healthcare facility located near Maryland military base


Ontario hospital project boost chemo safety

Renovation project to improve safety in handling chemotherapy drugs


Q&A: ER department corridors

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for hazardous areas


Operating room lights covered after metal shards fell on patient

Gold Coast University Hospital has ordered replacement arms for all operating room lights


Hospital cleaners awarded damages over toxic fumes

According to their union, the workers were not given any training on potentially dangerous cleaning chemicals


CDC offers interim guidance on Zika virus for healthcare personnel

So far, there have been no reports of transmission of Zika virus from infected patients to healthcare personnel


Deadline for emergency preparedness approaching for hospitals

Deadline requiring hospitals to meet new requirements for handling patient safety during emergencies is Nov. 15, 2017



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