Safety - March 2021

One Dead, Firefighter Missing in Assisted Living Blaze

Flames were so destructive they collapsed second floor of facility

3/25/2021


Facility Changes Can Create New Risks

Temporary physical changes can include installing temporary barriers, creating temporary screening locations and repurposing spaces

3/24/2021


Group IDs Top Patient Safety Concerns

Eight of 10 concerns tied to or made worse by pandemic

3/19/2021


Storms Reveal Gaps in Protecting Senior Living Facilities

About 50 percent of Texas nursing homes lost power or had burst pipes or water issues

3/12/2021


Active Shooters: Strategies and Tactics for Safety

Managers must incorporate all satellite offices and related facilities in risk assessments

3/3/2021


How Can Hospitals Improve Crisis Management and Recovery?

Emergency medicine physicians identify opportunities to improve crisis planning

3/2/2021


Assessing Risk When Updating Facilities for COVID-19

Changes often create situations that do not strictly comply with NFPA 101, Life Safety Code

3/2/2021


Hospital’s Respirator Use Draws OSHA Penalty

Citation relates to federal guidelines for respirator use with workers treating COVID-19 patients

3/1/2021



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