Safety - August 2019

Hospitals working to meet the challenge of seismic safety

Being able to ride out a major quake and remain operational doesn’t come cheap

8/27/2019


Healthcare facilities must manage emergencies for hours, days after

Healthcare systems should maintain vigilant foresight

8/22/2019


Hospitals prep for the worst as mass shootings become more common

Hospitals mandate training for tragedy

8/15/2019


Hospitals use technology, training to support seismic readiness

Healthcare facilities are diversifying their communication tools, outfitting buildings with technology and running preparedness scenarios

8/8/2019


Glasgow hospital fire evacuation protocols called 'chaotic and confusing'

Staff member says patients and staff at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital could be at risk

8/8/2019


Washington hospital works to improve safety after patient's death

The patient ran from the facility after tampering with a fire alarm

8/6/2019


High levels of air pollution found at London hospital causes concern

Pollution may be coming from generators and boilers at St Bartholomew’s Hospital

8/5/2019


Hundreds of Tampa Bay area nursing homes, assisted living facilities still without backup power

A Florida law fines facilities as much as $1,000 per day for failure to install permanent generators, but records show these facilities rarely paid fines

8/2/2019


Regular inspections, testing helps keep sprinklers working properly

The reliability and effectiveness with which sprinklers operate cuts both the human and financial costs of fires

8/1/2019



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