Facility Operations - January 2022

Patients, Staff Need Risk-Based Standards on Cleanliness

One would think that a hospital accredited by the Joint Commission is clean, but that is no guarantee.

1/31/2022


Cyber Attacks Are on the Rise, What Can Hospitals Do?

Despite beefing up cybersecurity efforts during pandemic, healthcare facilities still remain vulnerable.

1/31/2022


Cyber Attacks Are on the Rise, What Can Hospitals Do?

Despite beefing up cybersecurity efforts during pandemic, healthcare facilities still remain vulnerable.

1/31/2022


Cyber Attacks Are on the Rise, What Can Hospitals Do?

Despite beefing up cybersecurity efforts during pandemic, healthcare facilities still remain vulnerable.

1/31/2022


Healthcare Industry Looks Toward Digital Transformation

More U.S. healthcare providers are leaning on digital transformations to help them with ongoing challenges of COVID-19 pandemic.

1/27/2022


Healthcare Industry Looks Toward Digital Transformation

More U.S. healthcare providers are leaning on digital transformations to help them with ongoing challenges of COVID-19 pandemic.

1/27/2022


Lighting Technology Innovates During Pandemic

Lighting professionals discuss the way lighting technology has evolved.

1/26/2022


Groups Target Alzheimer’s Safety in Long-Term Care 

Organizations will partner to evaluate ongoing scientific issues, standards and performance measures, and quality improvement initiatives.

1/26/2022


Healthcare Renovations: Working in Challenging Environments

An ICRA operates as a blueprint to ensure all those involved in construction and renovations are working to prevent harm to patients.

1/25/2022


Should Patients Be Wary of New Healthcare Technology?

Hospitals have implemented new technologies rapidly during the pandemic, but are they the safest choices?

1/25/2022


Should Patients Be Wary of New Healthcare Technology?

Hospitals have implemented new technologies rapidly during the pandemic, but are they the safest choices?

1/25/2022


How to Successfully Manage Hardscapes

Attitudes toward hardscape management at healthcare facilities have changed in recent years, creating unique opportunities.

1/21/2022


Healthcare Facilities Rethink Benefits to Help Retain Staff

Great Resignation has made it harder for employers to retain workers and recruit new workers.

1/21/2022


How Does Light Impact Patient Care?

UV-C light has been proven to disinfect surfaces, helping patients, staff, and visitors stay healthy

1/20/2022


OSHA Cites Medical Center Over Workplace Violence

Security officers, nurses, assistants, and technicians were exposed to violence related to patient interactions

1/20/2022


Survey Reveals Need for More Safety Resources in Healthcare

Responses reveal impact of changes brought on by new technology, changing expectations, and COVID-19 pandemic.

1/19/2022


Why It Is Time To Re-Evaluate Your Cleaning Solution

Overuse of chemicals can create poor chemistry performance, but what is the best mix to keep surfaces clean?

1/18/2022


Why It Is Time To Re-Evaluate Your Cleaning Solution

Overuse of chemicals can create poor chemistry performance, but what is the best mix to keep surfaces clean?

1/18/2022


How Can FEMA Help Hospitals Mitigate and Recover from Disaster?

Following disasters, FEMA will reimburse 75-100 percent of costs for services such as debris removal, overtime pay, and infrastructure repairs

1/14/2022


The Role of Employee Feedback in the ‘Great Resignation’

Regularly listening to employee feedback can help employers retain staff

1/14/2022


Mask Requirements Continue Evolving in Healthcare

In response to the omicron variant, healthcare facilities adjust mask requirements

1/13/2022


The Threats from Dust in Healthcare Facilities

While dust is a common part of daily life, it can bring on serious health problems in healthcare facilities

1/11/2022


How To Make Sustainable Paint Choices

Paint manufacturers discuss the reasons sustainable paint choices matter in facilities

1/10/2022


Court Orders Care Facility To Pay Attorneys Over OSHA Subpoena

Behavioral health facility failed to comply with OSHA-issued subpoena for documents

1/6/2022


How To Maintain Painted Walls

Paint manufacturers discuss strategies for extending performance life of painted surfaces

1/5/2022


What Role Can 3D Printing Play in Healthcare Facilities?

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are no stranger to new technologies, but benefits of additive manufacturing remain uncertain

1/5/2022


CDC Releases Omicron Guidelines as New Cases Surge

Guidelines address isolation and quarantine for healthcare workers, decreasing isolation time after being infected

1/5/2022


Candida Auris Strikes Three Oregon Hospitals

First case was detected at Salem Hospital Dec. 11 in patient who had recent international healthcare exposures, and confirmed Dec. 17

1/4/2022


How To Protect Patient Data

With cyberattacks on the rise, every healthcare worker is responsible for protecting patient information

1/4/2022


How To Improve Bed Turnover

EVS team plays major role in managing hospital throughput 

1/3/2022


OSHA Withdraws Part of COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards

Action affects non-recordkeeping portions of healthcare ETS

1/3/2022


OSHA Withdraws Part of COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards

Action affects non-recordkeeping portions of healthcare ETS

1/3/2022


Case Study: Bottom-Line Sustainability with Modular Casework

Strategy contributes to waste-reduction strategy with source reduction, efficient design and standardization

1/3/2022



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