Safety

Congress to Consider National Patient Safety Board Act of 2022

The legislation would establish an independent federal agency dedicated to preventing and reducing healthcare related harm.

12/9/2022


Guidelines Target Active Shooters in Healthcare

Guideline provides a framework to include preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery from an active shooter or hostile event.

12/8/2022


Hudson Regional Hospital Fined After Gun Cache Found

The New Jersey Department of Health found the hospital in violation of several licensing standards.

12/8/2022


Patient Safety Group Issues Wheelchair Alert

Hundreds of wheelchair-related injuries have been reported to Food and Drug Administration’s Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience reporting system.

12/7/2022


CMS Alert Targets Healthcare Workplace Violence

Facilities have been put on notice that they are responsible for protecting patients and healthcare workers from physical violence.

12/5/2022


Video Management Software Improves Safety at Metropolitan Multi-Service Center

The center’s staff can be alerted in real time if an incident occurs without waiting for an incident report to be filed.

12/2/2022


Hospitals Safer for Patients in Last Decade

Safety improvements saved more than 16,000 lives over the 10-year period.

12/1/2022


Shore Medical Center Upgrades Security Systems, Improves Efficiency

Shore Medical Center provides high-level security to patients, staff and visitors with efficient, intuitive IP cameras and a video management system to monitor its campus.

11/28/2022


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



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