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Hospital Safety Center: 2021 Archive
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Use updated LS, EC review tool to get back into survey readiness
TJC to begin unannounced, on-site survey visits again
Plan care for dialysis and other vulnerable patients stranded in a disaster
April 2021 - View Full Issue
Check your spare circuit breakers for correct labeling or risk an RFI from TJC
Arizona Surge Line works to even out patient surge
Updates to HazCom proposed, comment period ends April 19
Use this checklist as you review your EOP plans with next pandemic in mind
Excerpt: Drug Diversion regulatory requirements and best practices
March 2021 - View Full Issue
COVID-19: Keep eye on O2 storage systems, mortuary supplies as surges continue
Review CDC guidance for handling of remains as surge continues
Too tired to prepare for survey? Do it anyway, and here are tips
CMS humidity rule still requires you to follow manufacturer's requirement
NIST offers new tool for assessing airflow quality during COVID-19
CMS still not happy with AOs' performance, wants tougher findings
Report to Congress: Validation surveys overhaul will go forward
February 2021 - View Full Issue
Train staff on dangers of dry ice, other precautions handling vaccines
Use screening protocols to ensure civil unrest stays out of your facility
TJC changes EP on spare sprinkler heads again, to minimum six
Math can be tricky: TJC corrects ABHR storage requirement
DNV GL may do reaccreditation surveys remotely, other AOs decline
DNV GL virtual conference: Physical environment hot spots
January 2021 - View Full Issue
Civil unrest while managing a pandemic: Lessons learned
Consider these tips when planning for civil unrest
2021 promises changes, challenges to meet PHE, other safety needs
AOs on alert: Review policies on cyberattacks after FBI warning
Hackers legally off the hook in patient's death but maybe not in future
Relying on "old school" methods during a ransomware attack
DNV GL: More threats on healthcare from climate change
ECRI: Half of disposable isolation gowns don't pass muster
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