Safety - February 2018

Compliance 101: Mitigating ligature risks in behavioral health patient care environments

For the last 12 to 18 months, The Joint Commission and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have increased inspection surveys for ligature and other self-harm risks in behavioral health patient care areas


Are fire safety and sustainability at odds?

It’s usually possible to work toward both goals simultaneously


Colorado nursing home cited for residents' violence

Residents grabbed, kicked, bit and punched staff members


How to prepare your facility for a nuclear attack

Current events have brought preparations for a nuclear disaster to the forefront


Woman missing from Ohio nursing home for 8 hours found dead from cold

Door alarm designed to prevent wandering did not work


Defective wiring suspected in South Korea hospital fire

Fire killed dozens and injured more than 150



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