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Safety December 2014 - Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management

Water-birth facilities reviewed after baby's death

Baby is believed to have contracted Legionnaires' disease from bacteria in the birthing pool

12/30/2014 3:00:00 PM

Do U.S. healthcare professionals feel safe after Ebola?

The Decoded Science website interviewed healthcare workers about lingering Ebola concerns

12/30/2014 2:00:00 PM

HAI battle fought on multiple fronts

The battle against hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) includes protocols, processes and design, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

12/30/2014 1:00:00 PM

Hospitals meet challenges of treating Ebola

Two U.S. facilities that successfully treated patients with Ebola share key strategies

12/29/2014 3:00:00 PM

U.K. hospital takes hand hygiene high-tech

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust installed a real-time locating system to monitor staff hand-hygiene, using TeleTracking technology

12/23/2014 12:00:00 PM

Students brainstorm to reduce hospital-acquired infections

Young biomedical engineer creates bacteria-killing lights

12/22/2014 3:00:00 PM

Lights not enough to improve safety around hospital

Experts say it takes lights, cameras and action

12/22/2014 10:00:00 AM


Standardization: A growing trend in healthcare security

Standardization of healthcare protocols and procedures is an established practice that helps create a safer and more affordable patient culture

12/19/2014 12:00:00 PM

Attack spurs concerns over hospital parking

Regina hospital is reviewing parking situation after an employee is attacked while walking to her car

12/18/2014 3:00:00 PM

Nevada hospitals add armed guards after shooting

Armed security guards are coming to two Renown Health hospitals in Reno, Nev., after a fatal shooting last year

12/18/2014 2:00:00 PM

Canadian hospital reviews security after patient violence

Staff of Stanton Territorial Hospital in Canada's Northwest Territories wants security guards' role strengthened

12/18/2014 12:00:00 PM

Armed attacks on hospitals becoming more frequent

Violence has resulted in deaths, injury and destroyed facilities

12/17/2014 3:00:00 PM

Armed attacks on hospitals becoming more frequent

Violence has resulted in deaths, injury and destroyed facilities

12/16/2014 8:00:00 AM

35 U.S. hospitals designated Ebola treatment centers

State health officials have identified 35 hospitals with Ebola capabilities, with more expected

12/15/2014 8:00:00 AM

U.S. may have reached peak preparedness for future Ebola cases

The level of preparedness is massive, according to a report from the White House

12/12/2014 3:00:00 PM

Some Ebola guidelines questioned

Experts questions questioning calls for suspending certain routine lab tests

12/12/2014 2:00:00 PM

CDC offers four keys to infection control

Infection control requires much more than pulling on a pair of gloves and a gown

12/12/2014 11:00:00 AM

Occupant notification device Q&A

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about occupant notification devices

12/11/2014 9:00:00 AM

Wash cloths show promise for reducing infections

Jail study looks at treated cloths effect on a high-risk population

12/10/2014 12:00:00 PM

Washington hospitals hit will data security breach

A former employee stole 35 computers and 34 scanners

12/9/2014 2:00:00 PM

Massachusetts considers new assisted living protections

Assisted living facilities would be prohibited from accepting residents so frail they need months of skilled nursing care

12/9/2014 8:00:00 AM

Attacks on hospital nurses lead to new laws

States are taking action to protect medical workers' safety

12/8/2014 3:00:00 PM

St. Louis-area hospitals prepared for unrest

Many set up incident commands to oversee operations, relay information to employees and handle media requests

12/8/2014 12:00:00 PM

Survey finds staff training and hazardous waste management top Ebola challenges for hospitals

Forty-eight percent identified 'available time for training patient care staff' as the biggest limitation

12/5/2014 3:00:00 PM

U.K. hospital vows action over fire safety lapses

An inspection found hospital had stored combustible items in escape routes, wedged open fire doors and left storeroom doors unlocked

12/5/2014 2:00:00 PM

Colorado hospital looks at waiting room safety concerns

Boulder Community Health addresses complaints over patient safety in waiting areas

12/5/2014 12:00:00 PM

Hospital managers say culture change key to better hand hygiene

Survey found that refreshing and renewing the message, actionable audit results and empowering patients were key themes

12/5/2014 11:00:00 AM

As U.S. Ebola scare fades, infection control focus wanes

Hospital officials are trying to ensure that lessons learned don't disappear with Ebola

12/3/2014 3:00:00 PM

Breach of fire regulations in operating rooms spark changes

Manchester, U.K., hospital cited for a variety of violations

12/2/2014 3:00:00 PM

Hand-washing and housekeeping lapses blamed for high infection rate

Cavan General Hospital in County Cavan, Ireland, cited for unclean commodes and equipment and inadequate plumbing

12/2/2014 11:00:00 AM

Hospitals can be danger zones

In hospitals, slips, trips and falls are the second most common cause of injuries that lead to loss of workdays

12/1/2014 9:00:00 AM


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