Safety - November 2018

Garage becomes makeshift hospital during Calif. wildfires

Ambulance uses garage to keep patients safe


Building a compliant emergency preparedness program

An effective emergency preparedness program is more than a written plan


Fla. nursing homes want more time on generator requirements

But the state Agency for Health Care Administration said it won’t approve waiver requests for facilities that haven’t been working on the situation


Cooking, corridors and compartments: 3 NFPA updates for your longterm care facility

From 2011-2015, there were 5,750 fires in healthcare facilities, and 66 percent were caused by cooking equipment


California hospitals evacuated as wildfires burned

More than 300 patients have been evacuated


Gas leak blamed for Texas hospital blast that killed 3

The blast was most likely the result of a construction accident


Wildfire destroys three Calif. skilled nursing facilities

All three skilled nursing facilities in Paradise have been destroyed


Patients evacuated when Camp Fire damages Adventist Health Feather River Hospital

A trio of wildfires has devoured tens of thousands of acres in California, killing at least 42 people


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Eye-wash station tests

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for annual eye-wash station tests


Using behavioral health design for the emergency department

Material, equipment and design selection can support safe environment


Iowa Hospital adds 'safety room' store to facility

The Hannah Geneser Learning Center opened inside Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines



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