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Safety June 2016 - Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Seeing red for healthcare facility safety


Outpatient Surgery website lists ways the color red can be used to promote patient safety

6/24/2016 10:00:00 AM

Healthcare security in the 21st century


Many healthcare facilities have developed contingency plans in the event of a natural disaster or mass trauma

6/20/2016 11:00:00 AM

Body-worn hand-hygiene system increases decontamination


Researchers tested intraoperative hand-hygiene method and personalized, body-worn hand-hygiene system

6/20/2016 9:00:00 AM

CDC offers guide to prevent Legionnaires' disease outbreaks


Better water management could have prevented the majority of outbreaks

6/17/2016 3:00:00 PM

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How healthcare facilities respond to mass shootings


Facilities have emergency/disaster plans for preparing their emergency rooms and trauma centers for a sudden influx of patients

6/16/2016 3:00:00 PM

Improved scope cleaning with enhanced visual inspection


Advanced technology and intentional visual inspection practices can greatly improve hospitals' processing quality

6/16/2016 9:00:00 AM

Toxic smoke protection for patients, staff urged


Toxic plumes in surgical smoke are a hazard to patients, surgeons, and nurses

6/15/2016 1:00:00 PM

Ottawa hospital to install safety alarms after attack on nurse


Brockville Mental Health Centre is ordered to install electronic alarms, improve staff training and hire security guards

6/13/2016 3:00:00 PM

Memphis VA cited after body tissue found in drain


An engineer pipe-fitter was exposed to body tissue while unclogging a drain

6/10/2016 11:00:00 AM

Protect networked IP cameras from cyberattacks


Poorly configured devices can offer an opportunity to gain entry into the network

6/9/2016 9:00:00 AM

Weighing the risks of OR surveillance


Secret videotaping of operations to catch a drug thief at a San Diego hospital has led to allegations of patient privacy breaches

6/8/2016 3:00:00 PM

Hand-hygiene improvement urged for outpatient clinic


Study suggests improvements for infection-prevention practices

6/6/2016 8:00:00 AM

What's a healthcare facility's liability when a patient falls?


Strict policies can help reduce the risk of patient slips, trips and falls

6/3/2016 3:00:00 PM

Study looks at impact of sink location on hand-hygiene compliance


Study examines behavior after care of patients with Clostridium difficile infection

6/3/2016 12:00:00 PM

Using video monitoring to reduce patient falls


For a growing number of healthcare facilities, the right-size solution is a combination of technology and caregiver involvement

6/3/2016 8:00:00 AM

Violent crime in hospitals dropped in 2015


But research from the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety says assaults are up

6/1/2016 3:00:00 PM



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