Safety - August 2018

Hundreds of Fla. assisted living facilities without critical equipment

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

8/30/2018


Hawaii hospitals prepared for Hurricane Lane patients

Healthcare facilities stocked up on supplies and generators

8/28/2018


Hospital scavenger hunt teaches employees workplace safety skills

Workers earn prize tickets for fixing issues

8/24/2018


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

8/21/2018


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

8/21/2018


CMS says Joint Commission recommendations set standard for ligature risk

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

8/17/2018


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

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

8/14/2018


Safety improvements ordered for hospitals after arson attack

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

8/7/2018


Seismic deadlines looming for California hospitals

Kern River Valley facing bed shortage in event of disaster

8/6/2018



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