Safety

3 Most Common Questions About Chemicals

J. Darrel Hicks discusses common and dangerous mistakes when using, storing and handling cleaning chemicals in healthcare facilities.

8/11/2022


3 Steps to Prevent C. diff Spread

CDI prevention begins with the right products and processes and an educated environmental services staff.

8/9/2022


Healthcare Safety Group Creates Workplace Violence Resource

The ebooklet contains 19 select guidelines focused on supporting a workplace violence prevention approach to healthcare security and safety.

8/4/2022


Tackling the Environment of Care Compliance Challenge

70 percent of the top 10 cited Joint Commission standards in 2021 consisted of EOC and life safety deficiencies.

7/29/2022


Lessons Hospitals Learned from COVID-19

Healthcare Association of New York State identified underlying system and process causes and contributing factors that resulted in an overwhelmed healthcare delivery system.

7/26/2022


Black Nursing Home Residents Transferred to Hospitals More Often

A study by the University of Missouri found that repeat transfers are high for Black nursing home residents and those under 65.

7/26/2022


CDC: Pandemic Hurt U.S. Antimicrobial Resistance

A CDC report concludes threat of antimicrobial-resistant infections is not only still present but has gotten worse.

7/22/2022


Rules and Regulations Doors and Hardware Must Follow

Doors and hardware manufacturers discuss what requirements they follow to be more accessible.

7/21/2022


Top Areas to Keep Clean in Senior Care Facilities

Proper training on cleaning high-touch surfaces proves to be essential for senior care facilities.

7/19/2022


Strategies and Technologies for Safeguarding Healthcare Facilities

Safety and security incidents might not be fully preventable, but managers can adopt many strategies and technologies that will keep patients, guests and staff more secure.

7/19/2022


Security Systems First Begin with Doors and Hardware

Facilities are looking to revamp their safety measures with secure doors.

7/14/2022


Medical Groups Condemn SCOTUS Over EPA Ruling

The American Medical Association and American Academy of Pediatrics expressed their disappointment in the most recent sustainability ruling.

7/13/2022


What Facilities Managers Risk When They Choose the Wrong Doors and Hardware

Doors and hardware are one of the things that keep healthcare facilities most safe.

7/7/2022


Safety of Patients and Data Depends on Cybersecurity Protocols

Ensuring the safety of patients and residents starts at the technological level.

7/5/2022


The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety Guidance to Target Healthcare Security Incidents

The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety revised its workplace violence standard to address the heightened threats to security and safety.

6/16/2022


Healthcare Officials Urge Senate to Act on Gun Reform

After two mass shootings at two different hospitals, healthcare officials are working to prevent workplace violence.

6/15/2022


Properly Disposing of Medical Waste Plays a Role in Climate Change

More healthcare facilities are looking for ways to safely and sustainably dispose of medical waste.

6/7/2022


Access Control Systems Reevaluated in Wake of Mass Shootings

The mass shooting at a Tulsa hospital leaves many facilities rethinking access control

6/3/2022


Why Your Facility Needs a Pest Management Plan

Hospitals face a series of risks when unwanted pests get into their facility.

5/31/2022


GAO Cites Concerns About OSHA’s Pandemic Performance

Report says OSHA must closely scrutinize itself to ensure future actions protect workers.

5/27/2022


Healthcare Wayfinding Evolves During Pandemic

Wayfinding has proven essential to help patients, staff and visitors navigate hospitals.

5/26/2022


How Healthcare Food Service Operations Work Through Ongoing Supply Chain Challenges

Hospital kitchens face the same challenges as families but on a much grander scale.

5/25/2022


Construction Training Can Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections

Hospitals can’t shutter operations during renovations, so it is up to construction crews to ensure their work doesn’t harm patients.

5/25/2022


How Healthcare Facilities Can Best Protect Their Assets

Daniel Loo of Rimkus Consulting Group's Safety and Security Practice advises how healthcare facilities can better serve their operations.

5/17/2022


Basic Infection Control Will Help Curtail HAIs

Out of every 100 patients in acute-care hospitals, seven patients in high-income countries and 15 patients in low- and middle-income countries will acquire at least one hospital acquired infection.

5/10/2022


Fighting Fecal Matter on High-Touch Surfaces

Diarrheal illnesses are among most frequent healthcare-acquired infections in long-term care facilities

5/3/2022


Hospitals Ease Mask Requirements as New Variant Looms

Some hospitals are changing their masking requirements after the federal government struck down the nationwide mask mandate for public transit.

4/26/2022


Construction Site Theft Could Delay Opening of Servier County Medical Center

Thieves allegedly stole an undetermined amount of copper lines and tools.

4/13/2022


More People are Concerned About Hospital Safety than Ever Before

Growing violence at healthcare facilities has made 60 percent of survey respondents concerned about loved ones’ safety.

4/12/2022


FBI Warns Against Cyberattacks, What Healthcare Facilities Can Do to Better Protect Themselves

Nearly 1 million patient records were breached in March.

4/11/2022



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