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Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Replacing Old Smoke Detectors

Brad Keyes discusses regulations on replacing old smoke detectors

10/14/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Fire-Watch

Brad Keyes discusses fire-watch regulations

10/7/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Start/Stop Times For Generator Load Test

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for generator load tests

9/30/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: More On Power Strips

Brad Keyes discusses regulations related to power strips

9/23/2020


Pandemic Makes Inspecting Nursing Homes Difficult

Regulators stuck without travel and face-to-face visits

9/16/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Eyewash Stations

Brad Keyes discusses regulations related to eyewash stations

9/2/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Storage Rooms

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for storage rooms

8/26/2020



26 States Don’t Mandate COVID-19 Testing for Nursing Home Inspectors

Some states are still creating formal testing requirements

8/24/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Operating Rooms As Hazardous Areas

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for operating rooms

8/19/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Dietary Carts Left Unattended In Corridors

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for dietary carts left unattended in corridors

8/12/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Does an Actual Alarm Count as a Fire Drill?

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for fire drills

8/5/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Stairwell card-access readers

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for stairwell card-access readers

7/29/2020


Q&A: New construction hazardous rooms

Brad Keyes discusses regulations related to new construction hazardous rooms

7/22/2020


Joint Commission testing virtual surveys

A new format is being used for physical environment surveys

7/15/2020


Q&A: Mobile ABHR dispensers

Brad Keyes discusses regulations related to mobile ABHR dispensers

7/15/2020


Q&A: Battery-operated emergency lights for ATS?

Brad Keyes discusses battery-operated emergency lights for ATS

7/8/2020


Q&A: Storing a single oxygen cylinder in a dental clinic

Brad Keyes discusses storing oxygen cylinders

7/1/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Isopropyl alcohol storage

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for isopropyl alcohol storage

6/24/2020


U.S. News names best children’s hospitals

Boston Children’s Hospital tops the honor roll

6/24/2020


What is covered by FEMA relief for COVID?

There is $75 billion in funding still available

6/23/2020


Free Webinar June 25: Integrated Healthcare Facilities Infrastructure

Learn how to create a safer, more productive, and energy-efficient Environment of Care

6/18/2020


Joint Commission to resume regular surveys and reviews this month

Surveys and reviews will come with some changes to protect safety

6/15/2020


Cal/OSHA issues guidance for protecting healthcare employees from COVID

The agency has also issued a guide to California’s Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) standard

6/12/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Medical gas system testing frequency

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for medical gas system testing frequency

6/10/2020


Minneapolis healthcare facilities damaged during recent protests

Equipment was taken and windows smashed

6/9/2020


Healthcare exec discusses adapting healthcare to post COVID-19 world

Boston Medical Center focusing on four Rs: responding, rebounding, rebuilding and reimagining

6/4/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Monitoring fire pump power supply

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for monitoring fire pump power supply

6/3/2020


ASHE offers guidance for COVID recovery

The pandemic’s impact on the physical environment has offered challenges and lessons

5/29/2020


Becker's names 100 great hospitals in America for 2020

The hospitals were selected for inclusion based on analysis of ranking and award agencies, including U.S. News & World Report's 2019-20 rankings, CareChex, Healthgrades, CMS star ratings, Leapfrog grades and IBM Watson Health top hospitals

5/29/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Four-foot wrap around for ABHR dispensers

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for four-foot wrap around for ABHR dispensers

5/27/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Fire alarm strobes in offices

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for fire alarm strobes in offices

5/20/2020


A New York hospital staff surprised with free vacations

Hyatt and American Airlines announced that the more than 4,000 hospital staff — including doctors, physician assistants, nurses and facilities and food service teams would be treated to trips

5/19/2020


Hospitals struggle to restart elective care after shutdowns

Reopening will be difficult with the threat of more infection

5/18/2020


Hospital ship stopped treating patients, but still in L.A. for support

Mercy hadn’t admitted new patients for treatment since April 30

5/18/2020


Designers can create more healthcare spaces in hotels

Engineers, architects and other designers are working with healthcare experts on a range of efforts to help expand the nation’s supply of hospital beds

5/13/2020


Javits Center Hospital set to close

The federal facility at the Center treated just under 1,100 patients

5/8/2020


Trade Press Launches fnPrime - New Membership Program to Provide Timely Content, Advice and Education to Profession

Membership program now available for facility professionals worldwide

5/7/2020


Nebraska healthcare system staff can now buy hospital food to go

CHI Health has launched an online portal where employees can order basic groceries, take-and-bake meals and meal kits

5/6/2020


Five stages in the battle against COVID-19

Many leaders now are beginning to recognize the importance of planning for the complicated return stage

5/6/2020


Converting campus spaces to healthcare facilities

For instance, Tufts University, will make its residence halls into housing for medical personnel and first responders, as well as patients

5/5/2020


Hospitals celebrate COVID-19 wins with music

Discharges and the removal of ventilators is celebrated

5/5/2020


Virginia hospital system bars workers from bringing own medical equipment

Only ‘hospital-grade, quality-assured products’ are approved by the system

5/5/2020


Closed hospital In New Mexico retrofitted to treat COVID-19 patients

The building could be used to handle general overflow patients as well

5/5/2020


CDC warns of counterfeit N95 masks

Real masks are marked as being approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

4/29/2020


High school gym in New Mexico reopens as coronavirus hospital

Other places in the school are also being transformed, such as locker rooms to shower rooms, classrooms to medical staff lounges and storage and the snack bar to a pharmacy

4/29/2020


Michigan hospital shut down to prepare for next surge of COVID-19 patients

The system is redeploying hospital staff to its other sites

4/28/2020


Coronavirus kills at Least 7,000 in U.S. nursing homes

About a fifth of U.S. virus deaths are linked to nursing facilities

4/28/2020


Coronavirus deaths in U.S. nursing homes jumps in April

The largest increase was in New York state

4/27/2020


More than $1 billion in makeshift field hospitals are being built

FEMA has funded some 32 missions in 25 states

4/27/2020



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