Safety issues at Florida VA hospital linked to patient suicide

August 30, 2019

A report from the VA Office of Inspector General found that senior leaders failed to promptly address 'long-standing deficient conditions' and safety concerns at West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, which may have contributed to a patient's suicide in early 2019, according to an article on the Becker's Clinical Leadership and Infection Control website.

Investigators found numerous deficiencies in staffing, employee training and risk mitigation on the unit. 

Cameras the hospital was required to have on the unit for patient safety reasons hadn't worked in three years. 

In addition, staff members failed to properly conduct the required safety checks every 15 minutes on admitted patients, inspectors found.

Read the article.

See the latest posts on our homepage


Share

Topic Area: Security


Recent Posts
Recent Posts
Focus: Infection Control

4 more Legionnaires' cases at Illinois senior facility


There are now 12 confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease have been reported at Batavia facility

9/20/2019

Ant infestation at Georgia veterans facility is being investigated


Lawmakers want to know why Veterans Affairs officials did not react more quickly

9/20/2019

80,000+ Kaiser workers may strike in October


Housekeepers are among the jobs affected by the picket lines

9/20/2019

Blog

Innovation, automation and a 21st Century end-user experience: Aligning expectations with reality


It is incumbent upon IT partners to narrow the gap that exists between reality and expectations

9/20/2019

Focusing on bond prevention is one sustainable snow strategy


Implementing best practices when using deicers can help keep surfaces clear

9/20/2019





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.