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Safety March 2015 - Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Chlorine sewage treatment may be boosting antibiotic resistance


Early studies are showing that chlorine treatment may encourage the formation of new antibiotics that could also enter the environment, potentially contributing to antibiotic resistance

3/31/2015 2:00:00 PM

Case study

California senior facility's needs meant challenging fire sprinkler system installation


Project involved moving residents one story of the building at a time while work took place

3/31/2015 11:00:00 AM

Determining eyewash station requirements, placement


There aren't many locations that actually require eyewash stations

3/30/2015 11:00:00 AM

Q&A on electrical outlets and oxygen cylinders


In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about electrical outlets and oxygen cylinders

3/27/2015 8:00:00 AM

A third of Manitoba care facilities don't have sprinklers


Province says all facilities will have sprinkler systems in the next ten years

3/26/2015 12:00:00 PM

Survey shows one in three hospitals showing rise in violence


Forty-six percent of the respondents reported increasing their security budgets in 2014

3/25/2015 12:00:00 PM

Explore differences in how staff and senior management perceive risks


A gap in perceptions of the level of risk often emerges between the people closest to the danger and those at some distance

3/25/2015 9:00:00 AM

Input sought on increasing the allowable smoke compartment in hospitals


National Fire Protection Association proposing change for the 2018 revision of the 2015 edition of NFPA 101 Life Safety Code

3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM

Nebraska Medical Center shares Ebola protocols


Nebraska Biocontainment Unit shares information on Ebola patient discharge, handling a patient's body after death and environmental disinfection

3/20/2015 2:00:00 PM

Design changes suggested after Australian nursing home fire kills 14


Coroner suggests doors and corridors should be constructed to enable rapid movement of beds in emergencies

3/19/2015 12:00:00 PM

Working in healthcare becoming a risky business


Healthcare workers in general, and ED staff in particular, face a huge risk of violence

3/18/2015 3:00:00 PM

Hospitals preparing for every infectious disease


Potential cases of highly infectious diseases have left hospitals on high alert

3/18/2015 2:00:00 PM

California working on hospital violence standards


Division of Occupational Safety and Health issued a draft regulatory proposal that would require healthcare employers to develop workplace violence prevention plans

3/16/2015 3:00:00 PM

British Columbia attacks on nurses blamed on lack of compliance


Every B.C. health authority has been penalized after violent incidents in their facilities

3/13/2015 3:00:00 PM

Alaska hospital takes part in 3-day disaster drill


South Peninsula Hospital to simulate a mass casualty, mass fatality, partial evacuation and the creation of an alternate care site

3/13/2015 1:30:00 PM

How healthcare facilities can minimize vulnerability to shootings


Risk management experts recommend that all healthcare facilities have a disaster preparedness and emergency operation plan

3/12/2015 3:00:00 PM

Q&A on sleeping suites


In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about sleeping suites

3/12/2015 8:00:00 AM

Shootings raising safety concerns at hospitals


Death of a Boston surgeon was another in an increasingly frequent series of 'active shooter' incidents in U.S. healthcare facilities

3/11/2015 3:00:00 PM

Indiana hospital flushes water system after Legionella infections


Two infections at IU Health LaPorte Hospital lead the facility to flush its water system

3/10/2015 11:00:00 AM

U.K. hospital withholds loan payments over fire issues


Peterborough City Hospital withholds 1.4m-pound payment to private finance initiative

3/9/2015 9:30:00 AM

At VA Hospitals, technology reduces nurses' injuries


The Loma Linda hospital is reducing the rate of lifting injuries by investing in equipment, training

3/6/2015 3:00:00 PM

An infection control expert's week


An infection prevention and control nurse specialist at the Blackrock Clinic in Dublin writes of a 'typical' week

3/6/2015 12:00:00 PM

N.C. health system steps up CRE screening, cleaning efforts


Carolinas HealthCare System screening for CRE, isolating infected patients and taking extra steps to decontaminate their rooms

3/4/2015 11:00:00 AM

Lifting injuries growing issue for nurses


Hospitals can prevent many of those injuries with special equipment to move patients

3/2/2015 1:00:00 PM



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