Safety

Fighting HAIs Takes Toll on Preventionists

Preventionists’ physical and mental health were negatively impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

11/17/2022



2 Nurses Assaulted Every Hour in U.S.

As healthcare facilities managers revisit security and safety guidelines to prevent workplace violence, new statistics reveal immense challenge.

11/7/2022


Court Denies Health Provider's Objection Over Whistleblower

Health Center and CEO allegedly violated OSHA law by terminating employee who reported concerns about workplace COVID-19 exposure.

11/4/2022


Group Calls out Concern for Medical Waste During Extreme Weather

Hospitals that outsource RMW treatment services are most vulnerable when the transportation infrastructure is compromised due to flooding and debris.

11/3/2022


Convent Health Hobbs Hospital Reduces Services After Reports of Rodents, Water Quality Issues

The hospital has created a mitigation plan with outside experts.

10/19/2022


How Towel Dispensers Can Prevent Spread of Infections

Proper hand washing can help limit the spread of disease.

10/13/2022


More Hospitals at Risk of Flooding from Hurricanes

The risk of hospitals flood is increased by ongoing challenges with climate change.

10/12/2022


One Dead, Several Injured After Explosion at Retirement Home

Six units were destroyed in the fire.

10/11/2022


Healthcare Groups Condemn Violence Against Workers

The last three years have seen an increase in violence against healthcare workers.

10/7/2022


One Killed in Shooting at CHI St. Vincent North Hospital

CHI St. Vincent North was placed on lockdown as officers worked to clear the facility.

10/4/2022


Hospitals Join Initiative to Address Gun Safety

Over 1,000 hospitals and health associations are encouraging parents to speak openly about gun safety.

10/4/2022


New Resource Helps Prevent Violence in Healthcare Facilities

The Workplace Violence Prevention Handbook for Health Care Professionals aims to help healthcare facilities make immediate enhancements relating to workplace violence.

10/3/2022


CMS Offers Resources for Florida Hospitals Affected by Hurricane

Resources and waivers aim to ensure hospitals and other facilities can continue to operate and provide access to care to those impacted by the hurricane.

9/30/2022


Healthcare Facilities Brace for Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian is expected to reach the coast of Florida Wednesday evening.

9/28/2022


Dead Rat Remained in Clinic After 2020 Inspection

Rat found in December 2020 inspection of city-run health clinic in Baltimore remained undisturbed and mummified in follow-up site visit 18 months later.

9/26/2022


Smaller Hospitals Are Larger Targets for Cyberattacks

Attackers moved from large hospital systems and payers to smaller hospital systems that lack the same level of security preparedness.

9/20/2022


Man Dies After Falling Off Roof of OSF Healthcare Saint Francis Medical Center

It is unclear how the deceased gained access to the secure area. 

9/13/2022


Mississippi Water Crisis Begins to Impact Healthcare Facilities

Torrential rain in Mississippi has activated a state of emergency as residents run out of water.

9/2/2022


Why Managers Need Proper Elevator Documentation

Without complete documentation, occupants, staff and visitors could be put at risk.

9/1/2022


5 Steps to Controlling Workplace Violence

Workplace violence in hospitals and other healthcare facilities has been a problem since before 2020. Then the COVID-19 pandemic began.

8/31/2022


Woman Dies After Ingesting Toxic Chemicals at Senior Care Facility

The news is the latest in a string of tragic events impacting senior care facilities.

8/31/2022


Preventing Workplace Violence Through Proactive Security Strategies

By taking a proactive approach to security threats, managers can minimize risk to patients and staff.

8/25/2022


Doors and Hardware: Critical Safety Where You Last Think

From lockouts to security breaches, products play an important role in the safety of facilities.

8/23/2022


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



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