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Medical Environment Update: 2018 Archive
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December 2018 - View Full Issue
A fire safety primer for your facility
Compact respirator masks hope to change the healthcare PPE game
Take a new look at all patient care with eye to stop HAIs
Fighting fire ... again
18L Updates: December updates cover injury and illness prevention
November 2018 - View Full Issue
OSHA says employers must protect temp workers from noise and respirator hazards
OSHA: Get ready now for flu and potential pandemics
Review your water management plan as CMS intensifies focus on Legionella
Fighting fire with fire
October 2018 - View Full Issue
Put OSHA's training tools to work
Worker wellness: Chemical safety and compliance
PSS-3: Three-question suicide screener for the ER
The safety interpretation
September 2018 - View Full Issue
As USP looms, access your compliance of medication compounding standards now
An unexpected inspection could cost your facility if it isn't complying with RCRA
Irked by "preventable" surgical fires, FDA issues alert with recommendations for healthcare professionals
TJC changing how surveyors evaluate healthcare leadership's attention to safety
18I Updates: September updates cover infection prevention and control
August 2018 - View Full Issue
Five key steps for creating, implementing an active shooter plan at your healthcare facility
Healthcare organizations are addressing second-victim syndrome, but more must be done
If you have an OR, then you must have an AED or standard defibrillator, too
Tips to avoid getting tagged by TJC for unintended retained foreign objects
Create awareness of proper ergonomics practices in your lab to avoid costly consequences
July 2018 - View Full Issue
Bouffant hat vs. skull cap battle over? AORN expects to change recommendations for OR headwear
Expert advice on implementing an effective, legal mandatory flu vaccine policy
NFPA unveils fast-tracked, new standard to help with response to active shooter incidents
Joint Commission now allows partially-used oxygen canisters in ’full’ rack
If you want to know what your lab safety culture is like, stop in after hours and take a look
June 2018 - View Full Issue
Hand hygiene monitoring technology increases compliance rates, but is it worth the cost?
Joint Commission cited office-based surgery practices on a wide variety of standards in 2017
Follow OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens standard to ensure your lab staff stays healthy and safe
Fall protection training required for staff, contractors exposed to fall of 4-plus feet
’Something as simple as a stained ceiling tile’ can draw The Joint Commission’s ire
18F Updates: June updates cover infection control, bloodborne pathogens
May 2018 - View Full Issue
IAHSS issues Threat Management Guideline to help healthcare facilities respond to violence
Floor corners, bathroom floors, and ceiling vents are hottest spots for dangerous C. diff spores
Joint Commission says sentinel events declined again in 2017, but same problems top annual list
New EPA rule creates flexibility, potential savings for hazardous waste removal
April 2018 - View Full Issue
Excessive noise in the OR poses short-term and long-term risk to surgical staff
New Jersey ’one-room’ surgical center law creates streamlined regulatory landscape
HCPro book excerpt: Situational awareness is an important part of high reliability
When it comes to lab safety, knowing laws an important first step for leadership, staff
March 2018 - View Full Issue
Fewer OSHA inspectors may put healthcare ’a little bit more under the radar’
Violence, opioids among top workplace fatality threats in healthcare
Joint Commission focus on hand washing puts pressure on facilities
Be mindful of FDA ban on triclosan, 23 other antiseptic chemicals
The downside of staff workarounds, which can draw the ire of AOs
February 2018 - View Full Issue
Your action plan: What to do when OSHA comes knocking
Dying malls and medical clinics: A symbiotic relationship that works
Laboratory safety in the pre-analytic phase
CDC issues guidelines for healthcare facilities for preventing the next outbreak
January 2018 - View Full Issue
Your action plan: What to do when violence strikes
What causes clinic fires?
ECRI lists top tech hazards for healthcare
Taking 'control' of your lab safety situation
MEU 2017 index: What you might have missed in 2017
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