The legislation would establish an independent federal agency dedicated to preventing and reducing healthcare related harm.
Guideline provides a framework to include preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery from an active shooter or hostile event.
The New Jersey Department of Health found the hospital in violation of several licensing standards.
Hundreds of wheelchair-related injuries have been reported to Food and Drug Administration’s Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience reporting system.
Facilities have been put on notice that they are responsible for protecting patients and healthcare workers from physical violence.
The center’s staff can be alerted in real time if an incident occurs without waiting for an incident report to be filed.
Safety improvements saved more than 16,000 lives over the 10-year period.
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.
Preventionists’ physical and mental health were negatively impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As healthcare facilities managers revisit security and safety guidelines to prevent workplace violence, new statistics reveal immense challenge.
Health Center and CEO allegedly violated OSHA law by terminating employee who reported concerns about workplace COVID-19 exposure.
Hospitals that outsource RMW treatment services are most vulnerable when the transportation infrastructure is compromised due to flooding and debris.
The hospital has created a mitigation plan with outside experts.
Proper hand washing can help limit the spread of disease.
The risk of hospitals flood is increased by ongoing challenges with climate change.
Six units were destroyed in the fire.
The last three years have seen an increase in violence against healthcare workers.
CHI St. Vincent North was placed on lockdown as officers worked to clear the facility.
Over 1,000 hospitals and health associations are encouraging parents to speak openly about gun safety.
The Workplace Violence Prevention Handbook for Health Care Professionals aims to help healthcare facilities make immediate enhancements relating to workplace violence.
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.
Hurricane Ian is expected to reach the coast of Florida Wednesday evening.
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.
Attackers moved from large hospital systems and payers to smaller hospital systems that lack the same level of security preparedness.
It is unclear how the deceased gained access to the secure area.
Torrential rain in Mississippi has activated a state of emergency as residents run out of water.
Without complete documentation, occupants, staff and visitors could be put at risk.
Workplace violence in hospitals and other healthcare facilities has been a problem since before 2020. Then the COVID-19 pandemic began.
The news is the latest in a string of tragic events impacting senior care facilities.