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Safety January 2020 - Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management

Focus: Emergency Preparedness

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

A girl, 13, died after lacking a proper medical facility in Vieques

1/29/2020 12:00:00 PM


Keeping your healthcare facility safe

How technology can help you achieve a safer healthcare environment

1/29/2020 9:00:00 AM

Focus: Emergency Preparedness

FEMA funding earthquake safety for Los Angeles hospital

Funds will go to non-structural bracing and anchoring of medical equipment, communications hardware, and supporting infrastructure

1/28/2020 11:00:00 AM

Focus: Emergency Preparedness

Puerto Rico still lacking proper medical facilities since hurricane

Vieques has not had a functioning hospital since it was destroyed during Hurricane Maria more than two years ago

1/24/2020 3:00:00 PM

White substance sparks hazmat incident at Idaho hospital

A patient entered Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center ER carrying a container of an unknown white substance

1/23/2020 3:00:00 PM

Vail Health addresses surgical smoke concerns

Colorado Legislature passed a law stating that by May 1, 2021, healthcare facilities in the state must implement policies to prevent human exposure to surgical smoke

1/21/2020 12:00:00 PM

Focus: Emergency Preparedness

Steps for effective emergency preparedness

Make sure your risk assessment and scenario planning are up to date and accurate

1/17/2020 8:00:00 AM

Focus: Emergency Preparedness

Tips for life-safety and emergency prep in longterm care facilities

Start by looking at all possible risks

1/15/2020 8:00:00 AM

Quake in Puerto Rico causes structural, power issues, but hospitals functional in hard-hit region

Earthquake killed at least one person and causing a power outage across the island

1/13/2020 3:00:00 PM

Focus: Emergency Preparedness

Kaiser Permanente prepares for disasters based on experience

This year’s evacuation during a wildfire demonstrated significant improvements over previous efforts

1/13/2020 11:00:00 AM

Focus: Emergency Preparedness

Preparing healthcare facilities for a disaster

Hospitals must maintain continuity of patient care

1/10/2020 8:00:00 AM

Focus: Emergency Preparedness

When disaster strikes, FEMA money is available to hospitals that file quickly

Hospitals often don't file for the funds because they're unaware of what can be reimbursed and there is only a 30-day window to apply

1/7/2020 8:00:00 AM

Joint Commission clarifies ligature risk requirements

In a new blog post on it's website, The Joint Commission clarified its new ligature risk requirements regarding common patient room items and fixtures

1/3/2020 12:00:00 PM

Focus: Emergency Preparedness

Readiness matters with new CMS emergency preparedness requirements

The intent is still to establish criteria for healthcare providers and suppliers to better prepare for and respond to natural and man-made disasters.

1/2/2020 8:00:00 AM


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