Safety

Two-fifths of private hospitals in England are failing safety standards

Inspections by the Care Quality Commission raise concerns over the safety and leadership

4/19/2018


Severe weather: The four extreme threats safety personnel need to know

Seventy-eight percent of disasters recorded in the United States each year are weather-related

3/29/2018


Fire that threatened Amarillo hospital district brought potential evacuation lessons

Office of Emergency Management director discusses preparing for a worst-case scenario

3/28/2018


ECRI Institute ranks 2018's top patient safety risks

New risks, existing concerns that are changing because of new technology, and persistent issues made the list

3/26/2018


UK hospital fire safety walls won't be fixed until late 2019

The breaches in walls at the Coventry hospital were discovered in 2016

3/21/2018


Report finds U.S. hospitals ill-equipped for large disasters

Healthcare systems perform well in localized disasters

3/7/2018


Toaster oven fire sparks partial evacuation of N.J. healthcare facility

Water from the sprinkler system damaged areas of the hospital

3/6/2018


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

2/22/2018


Are fire safety and sustainability at odds?

It’s usually possible to work toward both goals simultaneously

2/21/2018



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