Safety

Keeping Patients Safe From Harm: Enacting and Sustaining a Ligature Risk Assessment

Many facility-related products in hospital rooms can pose a risk to patients

9/20/2021


New UL Resources Target Fire Safety

Software tracks and manages certification, testing schedules, professional competencies and other activities across single buildings or whole portfolios

9/20/2021


Blower Fans Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Fire-related property damage has totalled $75,000

9/9/2021


Hurricane, Wildfires Making Resilience a Top Priority for Facilities

Recent report suggests catastrophic climate change is imminent unless huge greenhouse gas reductions succeed

9/8/2021


Pandemic Tensions Fueling Rise in Healthcare Workplace Violence

Workers and health care officials say incidents of violence against staff have been rising in number and intensity

9/3/2021


Pandemic, Hurricane Test Resilience of Gulf Coast Hospitals

Hospitals in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama implement response plans for twin emergencies

9/1/2021


Joint Commission Revises Workplace Violence Standards

Updated version will be effective Jan. 1, 2022, and include an updated definition of workplace violence

8/25/2021


6 Tips for Disaster Preparedness

Managers should regularly review safety protocols in the event of an emergency

8/20/2021


Patient Attack Prompts Injuries, Strike at Hospital

Incident at Cascade Behavioral Health hospitalized one worker, injured others and threatened safety of additional patients

8/18/2021


5 Ways To Improve Patient Safety

Every healthcare facility’s goal is to keep patients safe while giving them an optimal experience

8/10/2021


Senior Living Centers Fined $5.5 Million Over COVID-19 Practices

More than 184,000 nursing home residents have died of COVID-19 as of June 2021

7/28/2021


Staffing Shortage: Virginia Temporarily Closes Several Mental Hospitals

Five of eight of the state's mental healthcare facilities are closing admissions due to short staffing.

7/22/2021


5 Fire Prevention Tips for Hospitals

Recent incidents highlight need for fire safety and prevention practices

7/20/2021


Hospital Contract Addresses PPE, Workplace Violence

Pact calls for hospital behavioral response team with added security for workplace violence prevention

7/8/2021


One Dead in Fire in Hospital

Officials investigating whether defibrillator being used ignited something in room

7/7/2021


Hospitals, States Struggle To Prepare for the Next Crisis

New Jersey officials hope new budget will help hospitals improve emergency preparedness

7/6/2021


Fire Safety and Cybersecurity: What’s the Connection?

Attacks can create false alarms, loss of communication or denial of service, and a malfunctioning system could compromise patient safety

6/24/2021


OSHA Cites Medical Facilities Owner Over COVID-19

Owner accused of failing to protect workers from exposure to virus and implement proper safety measures

6/22/2021


Stabbing of Physician Leads to Lawsuit

Doctor’s lawyers say no one on staff alerted hospital security or seemed to know how to respond to incident

6/21/2021


Rethinking Emergency Preparedness in Assisted Living

Research findings underscore importance of understanding ‘unique challenges’ communities face

6/18/2021


Hospitals, Hurricanes and the Need for Resilience

Group encourages facilities to prepare for hurricane season

5/18/2021


Joint Commission IDs Top Safety Issues for Facilities

Infections and utility systems among top challenges in 2020

5/18/2021


Hospital Evacuation Drill Targets Wildfires

Training prepares staff to respond to emergencies as part of safety and crisis planning and preparation

5/17/2021


Healthcare CEOs Vow Better Protection for Workers

Group aims to ensure workers have systems, tools, technologies and resources to feel safe

5/14/2021


Oxygen-Related Fires Target of Safety Alert

Managers must learn from fatal incidents to keep patients and staff safe

5/12/2021


How Safe Are U.S. Hospitals?

Grades focus on ability to protect patients from preventable errors, accidents, injuries and infections

5/5/2021


Looking for Trouble: How To Plan for the Next Crisis

Preparing healthcare facilities for natural and manmade threats

5/5/2021


City’s Hospitals Improve Parking Lot Lighting, Worker Safety

Investigation revealed hospitals nationwide fail to protect employees and visitors from violence

4/29/2021


1 in 3 State Nursing Homes Violated Coronavirus Protocols

Common violations include asking COVID-positive staff to keep working, not screening visitors for symptoms and not isolating infected residents

4/14/2021


City’s Hospitals Improve Parking Lot Lighting, Worker Safety

Investigation revealed hospitals nationwide fail to protect employees and visitors from violence

4/9/2021



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