Facility Operations - November 2020

Hospitals Boosting Email Security

Additional restrictions implemented to help prevent ransomware attacks

11/13/2020


Ultraviolet Light Kills Coronavirus, But Caution Required

Continuous disinfection of surfaces and air would be a desirable outcome, but there is a lot of unknown risk with these solutions

11/13/2020


Small Michigan Hospital Braces For COVID

Last week, five of its six ICU beds were filled; one with a COVID patient

11/13/2020


Study Tests Effectiveness Of Materials For Face Masks

Researchers tested everything from t-shirts and socks to jeans and vacuum bags

11/13/2020


Butte Longterm Care Facility Resorts To Extreme Measures

Some asymptomatic staff members who have tested positive continue working with the COVID-19 positive patients

11/12/2020



Cleaning, Sanitizing And Disinfecting

COVID has spurred a new standard for healthcare facility hygiene

11/12/2020


Kansas Healthcare Providers With COVID-19 Allowed To Treat Patients

The practice is allowed when facilities face staff shortages

11/11/2020


Traveling Healthcare Workers Face Dire COVID Conditions

Caught between hospitals and agencies, workers’ protections are blurred

11/11/2020


Michigan Healthcare Facilities Prep For COVID Surge

State’s hospitals prepared to different degrees

11/11/2020


Telemedicine Market Growing Rapidly

Remote patient monitoring is one of the primary benefits of telemedicine

11/11/2020


Tips For Hiring Healthcare Cybersecurity Pros

Cybersecurity requires people from all backgrounds and majors

11/11/2020


Giant Therapy Dog Brings Smiles, Infection Concerns To Ohio Healthcare Facility

Pandemic paused the project for safety reasons

11/10/2020


Developing Robust Emergency Operating Procedures

Preparations must be taken to develop, deploy and maintain emergency operating procedures and harden the facility department’s emergency preparedness

11/10/2020


Feds Warn of ‘Imminent’ Cyber Threat to Healthcare Facilities

Some two dozen hospitals have already been hit

11/10/2020


The Three Stages Of Facility Emergency Response

The biggest challenge that healthcare facility managers face in an emergency is ensuring safety

11/10/2020


Working In Multiple Nursing Homes May Spread The Virus

Research has found that on average each nursing home is connected to seven others through staff movement

11/10/2020


Twin Cities On 'Red Alert' For ICU Beds

ICU bed space is scarce because caregivers own infections or exposures

11/9/2020


Operating Room Airflow Makes COVID Social Distancing Ineffective

Stepping away from a patient may not reduce risk

11/9/2020


Mask Stockpiling May Be Hurting Small Healthcare Facilities

Larger healthcare facilities are stockpiling what they can in preparation for future surges

11/9/2020


The Evolution Of Sustainability Post COVID-19

The pandemic has shown how sustainability in facilities must evolve to also include health and wellness strategies for building occupants

11/9/2020


Bacteria On Hospital Floors Suggests Need For Better Infection Control

New study finds floors are a significant, but often overlooked, bacteria source

11/9/2020


Containing Infection Risk During Hospital Construction

Early discussion and risk assessment associated are key to minimizing the potential impact

11/9/2020


NYC Healthcare Facilities Feel Ready For COVID Resurgence

Hospitals and nursing homes are drawing on lessons learned in the spring

11/6/2020


‘Security Incident’ Shuts Down Sonoma Valley Hospital Computers

Incident triggered 'significant downtime'

11/6/2020


Decarbonizing Healthcare Facilities in a Post-Pandemic World

Decarbonizing a facility in a post-pandemic world first requires hospitals to determine what was changed and how drastically this may have impacted energy use

11/6/2020


Bill Targets Improved Hospital Signage, Lighting

Massachusetts legislation to require regulations on emergency room signs, lighting, doorbells or panic buttons, and video surveillance

11/6/2020


Alaska COVID Alternate Care Sites Ready

Officials remain concerned about staffing

11/6/2020


Visitor Registration Systems Can Boost Healthcare Facility Security

Security must contend with these threats while balancing the need to maintain an open and inviting environment

11/6/2020


Chart Shows Healthcare Workers Most Likely To Be Hospitalized For COVID

Housekeeping and maintenance workers were below those with nursing-related jobs, but above physicians

11/5/2020


Building Analytics Strategies For COVID-19 Building Operations

As occupancy levels fluctuate during the pandemic, building analytics can help FMs fine-tune equipment to run efficiently

11/5/2020


CDC Launches Anti-infection Program for Healthcare Workers

The $180 million program is designed to help stop the spread of pathogens in healthcare facilities

11/5/2020


Texas Nursing Homes Violated Infection Control Standards During COVID

According to state records, 556 Texas longterm care facilities violated infection control standards at least 1,435 times between early March and mid-August

11/5/2020


Infection Control Training From CDC Supports Existing Efforts

Program targets frontline healthcare workers and could supplement senior living community offerings

11/5/2020


Some Michigan Hospitals Boosting Minimum Wage

Two Michigan hospital systems raise minimum wage to $15 to fill job openings

11/4/2020


Hospital COVID Outbreak May Have Started In Break Room

15 staff members at Mass. hospital tested positive for COVID-19

11/4/2020


Security/Safety Mistakes That May Be Overlooked During COVID

Basic hospital security can lapse during a crisis

11/4/2020


Texas Hospital’s Face Shield Program Controlling COVID Spread

Researchers have also found the program has reduced overall hospital-acquired infections

11/3/2020


Healthcare Facility Dining Programs Meet COVID With Innovation

At UF Health Shands Florida Hospital, dining staff started delivering food directly to COVID patients

11/3/2020


La. Hospital Shares Security Measures After Baby Was Taken

The baby was found safe a few hours later

11/3/2020


Pandemic Adds Election Duties To Longterm Care Workers’ To-Do Lists

Staffers visit each resident to help with voting

11/3/2020


Designing Healthcare Facility Ventilation After COVID-19

Designers are using different strategies to support infection control

11/2/2020


Staff-strapped Canadian Nursing Homes Turning To Immigration

Staffing for longterm care facilities called a national issue

11/2/2020


Keeping The Hospital Cafeteria Safe During The Pandemic

A properly developed, executed and periodically reviewed plan is key

11/2/2020


Indiana Hospital Fighting COVID With Germ Killing Robots

Reid Health has added three robots to cleaning arsenal in rooms occupied by COVID-19 patients

11/2/2020


False Positives in COVID Not A Harmless Mistake

False negatives are not the only problem with faulty coronavirus testing

11/2/2020


Disaster Preparedness – Considerations On Cybersecurity And Resiliency

Planning starts with the end result in mind, but along the way, there are other key goalposts

11/2/2020



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