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Hospital Safety Center: 2017 Archive
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December 2017 - View Full Issue
When nurses and law enforcement collide
CDC launches campaign to catch sepsis early
Succession planning: A long-term safety essential for facility managers
Proposed changes will align EM standards with new CoPs
Joint Commission outlines new suicide risk expectations in aftermath of controversy
Look for even more focus on water management to prevent Legionella infection
November 2017 - View Full Issue
Hazardous drug handling is focus of coming changes to USP
Focus on hand hygiene when using stethoscopes
CMS focuses on LSC with increased scrutiny of AOs
Q&A: CDC town hall addresses preventing Legionella contamination
September 2017 - View Full Issue
NIOSH: How safe is peracetic acid for healthcare workers?
Bouffant vs. skull caps: Debate over surgeon headwear rages on
Physical features can help prevent suicide, patient self-harm
Use updated CDC toolkit to improve staff training, vaccine management
Patient and visitor recordings can pose legal headaches for hospitals
August 2017 - View Full Issue
Even localized crime can pose an emergency threat to healthcare centers
OSHA: Legal questions delay implementation of electronic reporting of injury data
Maintain blanket warmers and educate staff on policies to avoid RFIs
Fire doors keep flames contained but smoke still problem in Texas hospital fire
North Carolina hospital dealt with surge in storm refugees after hurricane
July 2017 - View Full Issue
When a suspicious package prompts an ER lockdown
Surveilling injuries: Why OHSN wants you to share your injury data
Keeping service animals out of healthcare settings is rarely legal
Proper device cleaning requires manufacturer guidance, internal process
Boston Marathon bombing response offers insight into HIPAA needs
Include arson as part of your facility's annual HVA documentation and education
June 2017 - View Full Issue
Hospitals learn crisis response lessons after disasters strike unexpectedly
Safety by design: Baby boomers
Hospitals consider better patient handling equipment
Hospitals take a stand against violence
May 2017 - View Full Issue
Workplace violence prevention: OSHA looks to states for input, models
ASHE study offers guidelines for emergency power resiliency
Studies: Sinks and floors are a much bigger infection risk than once thought
Revisions to Joint Commission's EC and LS chapters coming in early 2018
April 2017 - View Full Issue
Joint Commission focuses on suicide prevention rules during surveys
How a rolling OR stool cost a hospital $7 million
Joint Commission: Leadership key in push for culture of safety
Parkland Hospital unveils new HazMat Unit
VA hospitals see spike in opioid thefts
Exploding Samsung phones may be banned from a hospital near you
March 2017 - View Full Issue
Fake doc roams Boston hospital
Preparing for the next pandemic: Key issues facing the next administration
Emergency Planning: Tornadoes and hurricanes
Emergency management: Are you prepared for the new CMS rule?
February 2017 - View Full Issue
Prevent elopement in healthcare facilities
Emergency preparedness planning: Biological and chemical response
CDC: Hand hygiene helps stop infections
Q&A: The experts explain GHS compliance
Conducting an accurate assessment and inventory of hazardous chemicals
January 2017 - View Full Issue
Emergency planning: Preparing for a winter storm
Prevent infant abductions using WiFi
Expert Q&A: Proper PPE in Healthcare
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