safety - strategies, tips and insights for the healthcare facilities management industry

CDC Publishes Study on CRKP in New York City Public Health System

Bill Proposed to Make Assaulting Healthcare Workers a Federal Crime

What Cyber Threats Exist for Healthcare Facilities?

North Mississippi Health Services Routs Cyberattack in 17 Minutes

What to do When Swatting Happens

What Role Does Facilities Management Play in Healthcare Cybersecurity?

Brigham and Women's Hospital Experiences Privacy Incident

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers Experiences Cyberattack

How Healthcare Facilities Management Can Respond to Disasters

Senior Care Facilities Must Prepare for Extreme Weather

Mergers Pose Increased Risk for Cyberattacks

Building Disaster-Resilient Senior Care Facilities

Emory University Midtown Hospital Experiences Electrical Fire

LifeWorks Wellness Center Falls Victim to Data Breach

Good Samaritan Medical Center Ups Security After Shooting

Beat the Heat: Healthcare's Unique Workplace Safety Challenges

UT Southwestern Medical Center Hit in MOVEit Software Vulnerability

Compliance Strategies for Fire Safety 

Identifying Fire Hazards in Healthcare Facilities

Henry Ford Health Struck with Data Breach

South Suburban Surgical Suites Hit by Breach

Shooting at New Jersey Nursing Facility Leaves Two Dead

HCA Healthcare Suffers Data Breach

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Hit by Cyberattack

Several Senior Care Facilities Hit by Cyberattack

Cyberattack Hits Several Idaho Healthcare Facilities

What Does NFPA 70B Mean for Healthcare Facilities?

Mount Sinai Catches Fire, 6 Injured

Lehigh Valley Health Network Targeted by Ransomware

Police Officer Killed at Indiana Hospital

CareNet Medical Group Hit by Data Theft 

Trinity Health Hit with Class Action Lawsuit

Ascension Experiences Security Breach Via Third-Party Vendor

Security Officers to Wear Body Cameras at CHRISTUS Health

Heywood Healthcare Changes Security Measures After Nurse was Stabbed

Violence Against Healthcare Facilities and Personnel is a Global Trend

Pioneer Valley Ophthalmic Consultants Hit with Malware

Construction Worker Dies at Brockton Hospital Worksite

Clinton Mercy Medical Center Targeted in Cyberattack

Dozens of Cars Robbed in Hospital Parking Garage

Employees Call to Halt Surgeries After Finding Contaminated Trays

Henry Mayo Employee Allegedly Gained Access to Protected Records

Clarke County Hospital Hit with Security Breach

Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics Affirms Security Breach

Nursing Homes Lack Inspections, Put Residents at Risk

What You Should Know About C. Auris and Biofilm

Morrison Hospital Is Latest Cyber-attack Victim of 'Royal' Ransomware Gang

Man Dies After Falling Out of Hospital Window

Workplace Violence in Healthcare: Making Safety the Norm

OSHA Cites Hospital for Failing to Keep Employees Safe from Patients

AHA Sheds Light on Workplace Violence in Healthcare Facilities

OSHA Compliance: Priorities and Challenges

New Bill Aims to Better Protect Rural Hospitals from Cyberattacks

Hospitals in Georgia Can Now Have Own Police Force

UVM Medical Center Patient Falls Out Six Story Window

University Urology iStruck with Data Breach

NextGen Healthcare Hit with Cyberattack Potentially Exposing Protected Health Information

New Rule May Prohibit Healthcare Facilities From Paying Ransom During Cyberattacks

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Ends – What Now?

Hospital Employees Involved in Argument, One Dead

Antibiotic-resistant CRAB Contaminates Entire ICU in Hangzhou

Recent Shooting at Atlanta Hospital Leaves One Killed, Four Injured

How Staffing Shortages are Impacting Healthcare Facilities' Cybersecurity Capabilities

The LeapFrog Group Releases Spring 2023 Hospital Safety Grade Data

Lockdown Lifted at Oklahoma Hospital

Demand for Gender Neutral Restrooms on the Rise

What Can Cause Fire Sprinklers and Alarms to Not Function?

Healthcare Facilities Wrestle with a New Era for Security

High Rise Financial Releases Research on Rates of Workplace Accidents

Fires Spread at Local Hospitals, One Man Arrested

What to Do in the Event of a Water Outage

Government Officials Re-Introduce Violence Prevention Legislation

Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital Fully Restores IT Network After Cyberattack

BrightSpring Health Services Targeted in Ransomware Attack

29 Dead After Hospital Fire in Beijing

CommonSpirit Health Provides Update on October 2022 Ransomware Attack

Improving Water Quality in Healthcare Facilities

Physicians Rarely Speak to Patients About Gun Safety

St. Luke's Health System Experiences Data Breach

How Fire Safety Drills Differ for Healthcare Facilities

Montgomery General Hospital Suffers Cyberattack and Data Leak

Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Targeted in Data Breach Incident

Swatting Attempt Takes Place at Sparrow Hospital

Class Certification in CareFirst Lawsuit Denied by District Court Judge

Cases of Candida Auris on the Rise

Tracking and Analytics Tool Compromised Patient Data

Community Health Systems Experiences Security Incident

Albany Medical Center Placed on 5-Hour Lockdown

Beacon Health System Falls Victim to Unauthorized Access of Patient Records

Florida Officials Question HCA Healthcare After Report Goes Viral

Press Ganey Releases Annual Safety Culture Trends Report

NorthStar Hit with Data Security Incident

Independent Living Systems Experiences Data Breach

Healthcare Must Adapt to Changing Weathers

Mental Health Crisis, Staff Violence Top List of Patient Safety Concerns

3 Misconceptions About Healthcare Fire Safety

Asante Experienced Unauthorized Access of Medical Records for 9 Years

Bone & Joint Experiences Data Security Incident

Cyberattacks Play a Role in Patient Deaths

Handwashing is Key to Prevent the Spread of Norovirus

Henrico Doctors' Hospital Hit with Data Breach

FBI and CISA Release Joint Cybersecurity Advisory on Royal Ransomware

90 People Infected with COVID-19 at Massachusetts Nursing Home

Florida Hospital Receives Death Threats After COVID-19 Report Sees Approval

Fire Department Responds to Hazmat Situation at Arizona Hospital

Charges Dropped Against Former Nursing Home Administrator Accused of Manslaughter

Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association Releases Workplace Violence Report

Employees Contribute to Large Sum of Cyberattacks

Patients Escapes at All-Time High at Michigan Behavioral Hospital

Healthcare Facilities Wrestle with a New Era for Security

OSHA Cites Gainesville Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospital

Brockton Hospital to Remain Close for Three Months

Low Budgets Compromise Patient Care at Florida Hospital

Duke University Health System Hospitals to be Equipped with Weapons Detection Systems

Healthcare Facilities Implement New Policies to Protect Employees from Acts of Violence

Changes to Environment of Care Guidelines Affect Facilities

Strong Winds Cause Construction Collapse

Former Nursing Home Administrator on Trial for 2017 Manslaughter Case

Fire Breaks Out at Brockton Hospital

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Diverts Patients in Wake of Cyber Incident

Assisted Living Worker Charged in Resident's Death

California Funds Security for Reproductive Health Facilities

UCLA Health Alerts Patients of Compromised Data

Healthcare Workers Struggle with Emergency Codes

More Healthcare Workers Willing to Quit Over Workplace Violence

Hospitals Address Recent String of Gun Violence

Drug-Resistant Fungal Infection Found in Mississippi Senior Care Facility

Healthcare Industry Hit with Most Cyberattacks in 2022

HHS Deploys Emergency Team to University of New Mexico Children's Hospital

Infection Control Market on the Rise

Healthcare Facilities View Doors as a Mode of Access Control

Safety Features Remain Critical for Senior Care Facilities

Nursing Home Management Sued for Financial Fraud

Senior Care Facilities Can Plan for Safety Within New Designs

Threats of Violence, Infection Scaring Away Hospital Patients

HHS Warns of New Ransomware Group Targeting Healthcare Facilities

New York Governor Signs Legislation to Help Spread of Infections in Senior Care Facilities

Congress to Consider National Patient Safety Board Act of 2022

Dallam Hartley Counties Hospital District Suffers Cybersecurity Attack

Hudson Regional Hospital Fined After Gun Cache Found

Patient Safety Group Issues Wheelchair Alert

CMS Alert Targets Healthcare Workplace Violence

Video Management Software Improves Safety at Metropolitan Multi-Service Center

Hospitals Safer for Patients in Last Decade

CDC: Hospital Associated Infections On the Rise

Flu, RSV, COVID-19 Combine to Impact Facilities

Healthcare Systems Receive Cyberattack Alert

Fighting HAIs Takes Toll on Preventionists

Healthcare Facilities Suffered More Cyberattacks than Other Industries

Cybersecurity Attacks Now Commonplace within Healthcare Facilities

EPA Guide Targets Hazardous Waste in Healthcare

2 Nurses Assaulted Every Hour in U.S.

Court Denies Health Provider's Objection Over Whistleblower

Group Calls out Concern for Medical Waste During Extreme Weather

Dallas Hospital Shooting Leaves Two Dead

Pandemic Lessons for the Next Surge

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

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Urges Mask Use in Healthcare

More Hospitals at Risk of Flooding from Hurricanes

One Dead, Several Injured After Explosion at Retirement Home

Healthcare Groups Condemn Violence Against Workers

One Killed in Shooting at CHI St. Vincent North Hospital

Hospitals Join Initiative to Address Gun Safety

High-Touch Surfaces in Long-Term Care Facilities Often Contaminated

New Resource Helps Prevent Violence in Healthcare Facilities

CMS Offers Resources for Florida Hospitals Affected by Hurricane

Healthcare Facilities Brace for Hurricane Ian

Dead Rat Remained in Clinic After 2020 Inspection

How to Prevent Mold Growth in Facilities

Cybersecurity Evolve as Attacks on Healthcare Sector Grow

Smaller Hospitals Are Larger Targets for Cyberattacks

Strategies for Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance

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

ASHE Guides Offer Ventilation Insights

Mississippi Water Crisis Begins to Impact Healthcare Facilities

Why Managers Need Proper Elevator Documentation

5 Steps to Controlling Workplace Violence

Woman Dies After Ingesting Toxic Chemicals at Senior Care Facility

Cyber Attacks Shift to Target Smaller Hospitals

Preventing Workplace Violence Through Proactive Security Strategies

3 Most Common Questions About Chemicals

Healthcare Security Guideline Targets Body Cameras

3 Steps to Prevent C. diff Spread

Healthcare Safety Group Creates Workplace Violence Resource

How Digital Codes and Standards Are Affecting Healthcare Infrastructure

Tackling the Environment of Care Compliance Challenge

Lessons Hospitals Learned from COVID-19

Black Nursing Home Residents Transferred to Hospitals More Often

Monkeypox Transmission in Healthcare Setting is Low

CDC: Pandemic Hurt U.S. Antimicrobial Resistance

Top Areas to Keep Clean in Senior Care Facilities

Strategies and Technologies for Safeguarding Healthcare Facilities

Lessons from the Custodial Frontlines

CMS Releases Proposed Conditions for Rural Emergency Hospital Designation

Medical Groups Condemn SCOTUS Over EPA Ruling

CMS Issues Guidance on Long-Term Care Compliance

OSHA Extends COVID-19 Program for Healthcare Facilities

What Facilities Managers Risk When They Choose the Wrong Doors and Hardware

Safety of Patients and Data Depends on Cybersecurity Protocols

How Healthcare Facilities Can Prevent Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

American Hospital Association Certificate Targets Infection Control in Healthcare

Sustainable Ice Melts are the Product of the Future

The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety Guidance to Target Healthcare Security Incidents

New Guidelines Target MRSA Management

Common Errors Facilities Managers Make When Spreading Ice Melts

Properly Disposing of Medical Waste Plays a Role in Climate Change

Automation Can Prevent Burnout within Healthcare Facilities

Why Your Facility Needs a Pest Management Plan

GAO Cites Concerns About OSHA’s Pandemic Performance

Healthcare Wayfinding Evolves During Pandemic

How Healthcare Food Service Operations Work Through Ongoing Supply Chain Challenges

Construction Training Can Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections

Strategic Planning for Healthcare Workers’ Safety and Health

How Healthcare Facilities Can Best Protect Their Assets

Basic Infection Control Will Help Curtail HAIs

Fighting Fecal Matter on High-Touch Surfaces

CDC Taps Into Data to Improve Disease Forecasting, Communication

Hospitals Ease Mask Requirements as New Variant Looms

Construction Site Theft Could Delay Opening of Servier County Medical Center

More People are Concerned About Hospital Safety than Ever Before

FBI Warns Against Cyberattacks, What Healthcare Facilities Can Do to Better Protect Themselves

Nation’s Nursing Homes Need Sweeping Changes

WHO Publishes New Guide: Caring for Those Who Care

Hospitals’ Body Cameras Help Fight Workplace Violence

Law Funds Support for Mental Health of Healthcare Workers

The Crucial Role of Hospital Filtration and Ventilation Systems

Fit for Purpose Disinfection: A Closer Look

OSHA Works Toward Standard to Protect Healthcare Workers

Firing Over COVID-19 Complaint Triggers U.S. Lawsuit

COVID-19 Drives Surge in Workplace Violence

OSHA Expands COVID-19 Inspections at Healthcare Facilities

Now is the Time to Improve Cybersecurity Protocols

What Can Hospitals Do To Prevent Workplace Violence?

CDC Eases Mask Requirements

Biden Reforms Aim to Improve Quality and Safety of Senior Care Facilities

CISA Sends ‘Shields Up’ Message to Healthcare Organizations

OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard: Are You in Compliance?

Patient Data Concerns Grow as Facilities Add Technology

OSHA Asks Healthcare Facilities to Better Protect Workers

S.C. Nursing Home Owner Arrested, Charged with Neglect

Hospitals Must Address Biases to Improve Patient Care

Access Board Rule Targets Diagnostic Equipment

Mental Health in Healthcare Facilities Reaches Crisis Levels

OSHA Spotlights Safety Risks from Use of Robots

Enlivant Receives WELL Health-Safety Rating

Patients, Staff Need Risk-Based Standards on Cleanliness

Cyber Attacks Are on the Rise, What Can Hospitals Do?

Groups Target Alzheimer’s Safety in Long-Term Care 

Chicago Nursing Home Security Caught 'Ghost' On Security Camera

Completely Wireless Hospital Bed Launched

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: PT Activity In Stairwells

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: More On Power Strips

La. Hospital Cares For Babies During Hurricane

Preparing For A Hurricane In The Middle Of A Pandemic

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Eyewash Stations

Study Said Healthcare Workers Wearing PPE Still Have Three Times The COVID-19 Risk

Q&A: New construction hazardous rooms

Joint Commission testing virtual surveys

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Isopropyl alcohol storage

Considerations for hospital and healthcare facility evacuations

Joint Commission to resume regular surveys and reviews this month

Minneapolis healthcare facilities damaged during recent protests

US says it won’t use Russian ventilators after deadly hospital fire

Ventilator examined after fires kill six in Russia

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Inactive leaf closer

Smart bed helps prevent falls and improve safety

Water leak stops inpatient services at Wyoming hospital

Florida nursing homes with serious violations could receive fewer inspections

Understanding facility vulnerabilities in emergencies

Many San Francisco area hospitals still at risk of earthquake collapse

FEMA OKs funds to rebuild hospital in Puerto Rico after teen's death

Keeping your healthcare facility safe

FEMA funding earthquake safety for Los Angeles hospital

Vail Health addresses surgical smoke concerns

Vermont operating rooms will remain closed through January because of odors

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Cooking appliances

Man shouting ‘chemical warfare’ in Conn. ER prompts hazmat response

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Corridor projection

Cancer cluster may be linked to medical equipment sterilization facility

Buck crashes through Tennessee hospital window

Some suicide-prevention measures may not increase hospital safety

State inspects hospital odor after employee complaint

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Handrails

Thousands of building problems found at unusable Edinburgh hospital

No injuries after tornado hits South Dakota hospital

When Dorian hit, Fla.’s generator requirements were not enforced

Long-term care residents moved to safer ground ahead of Dorian

Family sues healthcare center after man dies during Hurricane Harvey

Dorian forces more than 100 Florida healthcare facilities to evacuate

Preparing healthcare facilities for USP<800>

Safety issues at Florida VA hospital linked to patient suicide

Hospitals prep for the worst as mass shootings become more common

How do Southern Calif. hospitals rate for earthquake safety?

IoT – The prescription to keeping workers and patients safe on hospital construction jobsites

Designing a safer exam room

The effective date for USP <800> implementation is Dec. 1, 2019

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Suite doors

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Aerosol can storage

Nursing homes particularly vulnerable to hurricanes

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Emergency power generators

Calif. hospital looking at options after seismic retrofit funding denied

One third of hospitals earn 'A' in Leapfrog's spring ratings

State probe finds Duluth facility's neglect allowed resident to drink cleaning chemical

Preventing hospital falls with slip-resistant grab bar surfaces

Hospital safety evolves after historical St. Anthony fire

VA doesn’t plan to increase security after suicides

Maintaining a safe and healthy healthcare facility

Mitigating vendor risks to combat hospitals’ most common non-compliance requirements

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: ILSM in business occupancies

Pa health system creates new executive position in response to safety violations

Seismic upgrades could cost Calif. hospitals billions

Former valet driver charged in death of nurse practitioner at Milwaukee hospital

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Physician on-call sleep rooms

Hypothermia death outside Montreal seniors' home sparks calls for better security

Moose walks into Anchorage healthcare facility

Nationwide bomb threat scam includes hospitals

Red bag system launched to keep patient belonging safe

Joint Commission announces new National Patient Safety Goal to prevent suicide and improve at-risk patient care

Keeping facilities safe during winter weather

Gas leak blamed for Texas hospital blast that killed 3

Where are Leapfrog's 'F' hospitals?

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Eye-wash station tests

Iowa Hospital adds 'safety room' store to facility

Deer leaves a mess after jumping through N.C. healthcare facility window

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Portable fire extinguishers

Leapfrog to rate hospital outpatient settings, ASCs

Hurricane forced Florida hospitals to shut down

Florida healthcare facilities evacuated all of their 330 patients due to storm damage

Florida health system defends handling of patients' rape allegations

Safety risks increase for health workers in Congo Ebola outbreak

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Delayed egress locks

South Carolina hospitals will take financial hit after hurricane

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Portable space heaters

Cleaning fluid hospital death sparks safety concerns

Common life-safety violations that can mean lost funding

Teen kills herself in 'suicide-proof' bedrooms hospital unit

Nurses fear increasing attacks by patients

Senior care facility cited in death of woman in hospital building stairwell

How do the fire safety requirements in NFPA 99-2012 relate to hospitals?

Hospital's defamation lawsuit against Leapfrog dismissed

Hospital scavenger hunt teaches employees workplace safety skills

Getting ready for a CMS emergency preparedness survey

CMS says Joint Commission recommendations set standard for ligature risk

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Fire drills

10 taken to hospital after feeling sick at N.H. medical center

Designing for specific behavioral patient populations

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: ABHR dispensers

FGI adjusts terminology for ’patients of size’

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Hole in the wall

Mass notification is only one part of emergency communications

Hospital fire makes list of heartbreaking moments in Illinois history

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Contiguous facilities used by inpatients

Hospital buildings still operating despite safety warnings

Restraining order issued in Texas hospital explosion

Gatesville hospital reopens after explosion

The key to healthcare emergency management: Facility managers

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Alcohol disinfectant wipes

Fla. senior care facilities working to comply with new generator law

Eliminating ligature risks in healthcare settings

Hospital explosion linked to bled gas lines

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Fire pump phase reversal

Hospital says CMS star rating system has been wrong for two years

Leapfrog opposes CMS roll back of quality reporting measures

Solid-state refrigeration: A better, construction-free path to USP <800> compliance

It's hurricane season!

Phoenix VA inspection reveals safety issues

Buffalo nursing home death raises safety questions

Embattled Wis. hospital gets 7 more citations for routine violations

FDA issues guidance on preventing surgical fires

State AGs against ‘rollback’ of nursing home oversight reforms

OSHA cites Florida healthcare facility for not protecting staff from violence

Follow-up finds more violations for embattled Wisconsin hospital

Earthquake standards spur Bay Area hospital's $158 million bond sale

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Offsite locations

Partially-used oxygen canisters in 'full' rack now allowed by Joint Commission

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

ECRI Institute ranks 2018's top patient safety risks

Probe finds VA knew for years about dangerous conditions at D.C. hospital

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Rules for corridor doors

Healthcare facilities use various methods to keep dementia patients safe

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: O2 cylinder storage

Patients evacuated before Calif. hospital burns

Behavioral healthcare construction projects on the rise

Las Vegas hospital offers lessons in disaster planning

Study suggests alternative placement for toilet room grab bars

Life Safety Q&A: Battery-powered exit signs

Family of man murdered at Johns Hopkins questions policies

Life Safety Q&A: Receptacle testing

Hospitals evacuated during Northern California wildfires

New lifting device may cut down on healthcare facility staff injuries

Healthcare design risk assessment toolkit offered

Life Safety Q&A: Door to compressed gas storage rooms

Oldest patients more vulnerable during disasters

Florida nursing home deaths put focus on disaster planning

Houston command center focuses on medical infrastructure continuity

Spanish hospital elevator malfunction kills patient

Healthcare facility sued over death of elderly man who drank hospital hand sanitizer

N.H. hospital reopens ER closed by mystery illness

Dogs stop Boko Haram attack on hospital

Illinois city threatens lawsuit over asbestos in old hospital

Life Safety Q&A: Med-room corridor door

Welch hospital cladding checked after London tower fire

Videos urge hospital staff to close the door on 'tailgating'

Complying with Joint Commission and CMS standards

Avoiding the hidden costs of environmental services staff injuries

California healthcare facility brings in super heroes to promote employee safety

Patient safety mistakes to avoid

Q&A: Coffee pots

Hospital impaling death blamed on lack of information

Is hiring ex-cons in healthcare safe?

Q&A: ER department corridors

More revisions expected in Joint Commission's EC and LS chapters

Legislation would outlaw surgical smoke in Calif.

Leapfrog's spring grades show improvement

Laughing gas leak leads to lockdown of Nevada hospital

Cal/OSHA’s healthcare workplace violence rules take effect

Healthcare facility professionals mark Patient Safety Awareness Week

Q&A: Holiday lights

Safety concerns raised before hospital roof collapse

Hospital says facility smoking ban forces patients onto dangerous roads

Dispute over hospital defects resolved

Surgeon falls off rolling stool, successfully sues for $7 million

Vermont Healthcare facility creates 'safe space' for patients

Preparing for an active shooter

Wander management for long-term facilities

IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Updated to Reflect 2017-2018 ICAO Technical Instructions

OSHA requests comments, schedules meeting on standard to prevent workplace violence in healthcare

FDA warns of dangers from battery-powered medical carts

Fire-rated glazing can boost security

Attacks on nurses increasing

Preparing for Calif.’s workplace violence prevention in healthcare rule

Hospital security officer evacuates patients, staff before gas explosion

Keeping ORs safe for staff

Wyoming hospital addresses safety issues after fire

New Report on Rationale for New and Revised National Patient Safety Goals NPSGs Address Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

Healthcare facility evacuated after chemical spill

Hospital fined after patient falls to his death through faulty window

Codes and standards guide building of safe, effective healthcare facilities

Winthrop-University Hospital Launches Safe Patient Handling Program

Inadequate cleaning of complex reusable instruments among Top 10 health technology hazards

Q&A: Oxygen cylinders in fire rated cabinets

One in 3 hospitals get an A for patient safety

Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels Encouraged by BLS Report on Occupational Injuries and Illnesses in 2015

Q&A: Office door swing

Expansion solves some of security hospital's issues

When should you do a risk assessment?

Hospital room design linked to safety

HPOE and the Joint Commission partner to create fall prevention tool

Joint Commission offering online violence prevention resource

Identifying patient fall risks

A section of ceiling collapses at new children's hospital

Dirty medical tools dangers just emerging

Q&A: Door signage for oxygen cylinder storage

Fungal spores found in N.C. healthcare facility nursery during construction

Hospitals can help nurses prevent violence

Rail project could disrupt healthcare facilities operation

Ohio hospital boosts security after staffer abducted from parking lot

At least one hospital embracing Pokémon Go (with limits)

Joint Commission makes changes to Plans for Improvement

Asbestos cleanup at Perth hospital sparking concerns

Designing privacy and safety into healthcare facilities

Virginia Mason's downgraded accreditation triggers probe

Hospitals have until November to prepare for new CMS rule

Seeing red for healthcare facility safety

Q&A: Security cameras in stairwells

Improved scope cleaning with enhanced visual inspection

Q&A: Are eyewash stations needed in all janitor's closets?

Toxic smoke protection for patients, staff urged

Ontario healthcare facility making the hospital safer for psychiatric patients

Keeping patients at home can cut errors

Q&A on seclusion rooms

Leapfrog releases spring safety scores

Healthcare has most nonfatal occupational injuries for all private industries in 2013

Q&A on exit signage

Irish hospital exposes patients to burn risks

Q&A on egress lighting and battery powered emergency lights

Q&A on dust on sprinkler heads

British Columbia attacks on nurses blamed on lack of compliance

How healthcare facilities can minimize vulnerability to shootings

Q&A on sleeping suites

San Diego hospitals fined for safety lapses

Life Safety Code Q&A

Deadly tech hazards include patient-handling device errors

Choosing a healthcare-specific security provider

Risk assessment toolkit developed

Hazard vulnerability assessment is a valuable design tool

Investigations help curb accidents

Psychiatric healthcare design challenges

Website offers resources to reduce healthcare facilities risk

Patient, doctor suffer electric shocks at Scottish hospital

The basics of lightning protection

New Mexico court says 'Wet Floor' sign is a safety device

Massachusetts considers new assisted living protections

Attacks on hospital nurses lead to new laws

St. Louis-area hospitals prepared for unrest

Hospitals can be danger zones

Hospital designers balance safety and luxury

Control valve tamper switches Q&A

Healthcare workers go on strike over Ebola safety fears

OSHA fines Boston-area hospital for unsafe conditions

Preventing common hospital accidents

Georgia medical center working to balance gun law, safety

OSHA updates respiratory protection directive for hazardous chemicals

OSHA cites Brooklyn hospital over violence to employees

Bed rail entrapment linked to mattress size, loose rails

Minnesota hospital stops to increase patient safety

Employees with safety concerns protected

Physician shoots armed patient at Philadelphia hospital

Support kit helps prevent healthcare injuries

Technology used for hospital bed safety

Hospitals see increase in violent crime

Buffalo hospital adds 'safe room' in ER

Latest NFPA code changed to a risk-based document to reflect how healthcare is delivered

New Zealand hospital reviews safety after attacks on staff

Canadian hospital test drives new emergency plan

Wisconsin hospital proactive on safety

Adoption of 2012 Life Safety Code will come with pros and cons

Facility says security guard charged with killing resident passed background check, drug tests

Calculating the cost of adopting 2012 Life Safety Code

50 leaders in patient safety field

Safety scores say hospitals are showing improvement

Rally in Sacramento calls for stronger safety standards throughout hospitals

Mother says newborn died from fungus at New Orleans hospital

Garbage can liners banned after hospital suicides

Building a hospital based on patient safety

Designing entrances for seniors

Looking beyond staff to create a safe facility

Hospital's web-based training improves worker safety

UK hospitals launch safety project to reduce hospital falls

Hospital safety tipping point hit well below full occupancy

App supports job site safety and accountability

Greenville hospital shifting police security to unarmed guards

Streamlining life safety system inspections

Tool kit supports designing safe healthcare spaces

Arizona hospital launches several safety initiatives

Washington state hospital worker safety bill passes

Hospitals put patient safety first in storm preparation

Minnesota hospital improving safety practices and looking to spread the word

Missouri hospitals simplify 'code' calls

Indian college to host meeting on hospital safety

Falls prevention program produces encouraging results

Healthcare facilities need a 21st century continuity plan

OSHA releases new resources to protect hospital workers and enhance patient safety

Facility security key with domestic violence victims

Material choices crucial in behavioral health setting

U.S. News hospital rankings to give patient safety more weight

Union seeks answers on 180 worker-safety complaints at hospital

Facility Guidelines Institute update reflects the times, CEO says

Website aims to reduce hospital injuries

Faulty doors and alarms cited in freezing death of Alzheimer's patient

Virginia hospital practices staged evacuation

Engineer panel addresses hospital sustainability, safety issues

Hospital safety must be priority throughout facility

Hundreds of nursing homes still lack fire sprinklers

10 ways to reducing falls in ambulatory surgery centers

Some Illinois hospitals reducing infection, study shows

Alabama hospital replaces beds for patient comfort, safety

Hospital reviews policies after TB infection death

Elevator safety controls 'overridden' in fatal Alabama hospital accident

Abington Memorial Hospital wins patient safety award

South Carolina Hospital ranked among world's safest

Radiology suite equipment failure results in patient death

UK hospital trust in court over safety charge

Deinstitutionalizing facility that treats criminals comes with obstacles

ACE advisory addresses environmental risks of healthcare construction projects

Smartphone locators becoming key to mobile workforce management

Upgrading video image quality for healthcare surveillance

Evaluating infection prevention policies can reveal improvement opportunities

Unpaid janitor, cook stayed with abandoned nursing home patients

Hospital safety report cards seem to be having a positive effect

Leapfrog's new safety grades give more than 800 hospitals an A

Memorial Hermann Healthcare System engineering a fail-safe health system

New safety measures put focus on best practices

Answers to hospital fall prevention issues vary

Biometric tools finding a new place in health care

Technology is a key to managing vendor and visitor access to health care facilities

Preventing nursing home elopement

Tighter control over vendor and visitor access can improve safety

Safety of bed rails questioned after patient deaths



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