Compliance 101: Mitigating ligature risks in behavioral health patient care environments

For the last 12 to 18 months, The Joint Commission and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have increased inspection surveys for ligature and other self-harm risks in behavioral health patient care areas


Are fire safety and sustainability at odds?

It’s usually possible to work toward both goals simultaneously


Colorado nursing home cited for residents' violence

Residents grabbed, kicked, bit and punched staff members


How to prepare your facility for a nuclear attack

Current events have brought preparations for a nuclear disaster to the forefront


Woman missing from Ohio nursing home for 8 hours found dead from cold

Door alarm designed to prevent wandering did not work


Defective wiring suspected in South Korea hospital fire

Fire killed dozens and injured more than 150


Texas hospital evacuated after gas leaks from sewer line

Patients and staff at Baylor Scott & White Emergency Center were cleared from the building


IoT technology integrator helps medical device company meet FDA requirements

Establishment Labs must balance safety and regulatory compliance with rapid product development


Low water pressure forces closures for New Orleans hospitals

Several healthcare facilities in the New Orleans area closed after losing water service amid freezing temperatures


OSHA finds no violations after N.H. healthcare facility workers were sickened

Authorities responded to the hospital on the morning of Aug. 11 after several employees in the operating room department began feeling dizzy


Healthcare facilities use various methods to keep dementia patients safe

Studies suggest that the unexplained absence of a nursing home resident is one of the most challenging issues for facilities


CDC to issue guidance to prepare for nuclear war

Hospital disaster planning has shifted to preparing for mass casualties


Key points in mass-casualty disaster planning

Many facilities overlook this type of emergency


Spokane healthcare facility sued after 85-year-old woman falls in construction zone

Woman walked past an empty nurses station, through an unlocked door and fell into a construction pit


'Appalling' Adelaide mental health unit closed

Unit of Lyell McEwin Hospital in Australia called 'appalling and unsafe'



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