Safety - August 2018

Hundreds of Fla. assisted living facilities without critical equipment

Some counties have received failing grade for not having plans in place


Hawaii hospitals prepared for Hurricane Lane patients

Healthcare facilities stocked up on supplies and generators


Hospital scavenger hunt teaches employees workplace safety skills

Workers earn prize tickets for fixing issues


Getting ready for a CMS emergency preparedness survey

Long-term care facilities have to decide whether to focus on high-impact but low-frequency events or more common, but less impactful events


Test, inspect, maintain: Fire suppression system priorities

If the facility or its mission changes, facility managers must be able to recognize and understand how those changes might cause a water-based fire suppression system to fail


CMS says Joint Commission recommendations set standard for ligature risk

CMS surveyors will be referring to those recommendations when looking for environmental hazards


10 taken to hospital after feeling sick at N.H. medical center

Employees reported feeling dizzy, lightheaded, and tightness in their chests


Safety improvements ordered for hospitals after arson attack

Entire staff will receive face-to-face fire safety training


Seismic deadlines looming for California hospitals

Kern River Valley facing bed shortage in event of disaster



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