Safety - November 2019

Cancer cluster may be linked to medical equipment sterilization facility

The facility uses cancer-causing ethylene oxide in the sterilization process


Buck crashes through Tennessee hospital window

Three patients at an outpatient clinic at Tennova Healthcare-North Knoxville Medical Center in Powell were evaluated for minor injuries


Preparing healthcare facilities for a disaster

Hospitals must maintain continuity of patient care


Readiness matters with new CMS emergency preparedness requirements

The intent is still to establish criteria for healthcare providers and suppliers to better prepare for and respond to natural and man-made disasters.


Tech can help healthcare facilities guard against disaster

Keeping health IT systems up and running is critical


California hospital resumes services for elective procedures after wildfire

The hospital reopened Nov. 5 for full inpatient and emergency care services after having been evacuated for nine days


Some suicide-prevention measures may not increase hospital safety

These measures can cost millions of dollars to implement


Medical evacuees called the new refugees of climate change

Wildfire evacuation everyday reality in Northern California


Steps for effective emergency preparedness

Make sure your risk assessment and scenario planning are up to date and accurate


State inspects hospital odor after employee complaint

Seventeen employees sought medical attention


Wildfires, power outages impact on healthcare in California called unprecedented

PG&E set up utility-scale generators at one of its utility substations in the Grass Valley area, creating a 'continuity zone' that is supplying electricity to 3,800 customers


Creating a healthcare facility emergency plan

Emergency departments must develop disaster preparedness plans that go beyond natural disasters and utility failures, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website



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