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Hospital Safety Center: 2018 Archive
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Hand hygiene monitoring technology increases compliance rates, but is it worth the cost?
 
June 2018 - View Full Issue
Looking to gut HAIs by 2020, HHS has given hospitals aggressive goals on HAI reduction
Healthcare systems still have work to do to be better prepared for next disaster
Ask the expert: Strategies for setting up a successful antibiotic stewardship program
Floor corners, bathroom floors, and ceiling vents are hottest spots for dangerous C. diff spores
Acuity-adaptable rooms, microhospitals are healthcare tech trends on NFPA’s radar
 
May 2018 - View Full Issue
Pressure drop: Ensure monitoring of soiled utility and other pressure-sensitive rooms
Facility workers as well as contractors must now be trained in fall protection
Check powered fire doors after CMS, TJC offer new info on door-closing devices
Use risk assessment for ligature concerns when choosing beds for geriatric patients
Healthcare facilities should be mindful of FDA ban on triclosan, 23 other antiseptic chemicals
 
April 2018 - View Full Issue
Use ASPR-TRACIE resource to decide, plan for surge from seasonal illnesses
California hospital deploys surge tent to handle sudden influx of flu patients
Consider height, depth when placing portable fire extinguishers in path of egress
Joint Commission issues more guidance designed to help healthcare facilities reduce suicides
Joint Commission’s focus on hand washing puts pressure on healthcare facilities
Unprecedented wildfires forced California hospitals to reinvent emergency plans on the fly
 
March 2018 - View Full Issue
Review ED policies, training on EMTALA, proper discharge after viral video
Joint Commission focuses on biohazard container labeling
Check new SAG lists, get latest IC manual to prepare for 2018 surveys
CDC issues guidelines for healthcare facilities for preventing the next outbreak
HFAP reports most-cited standards, suggestions for improvements
 
February 2018 - View Full Issue
CMS memo to clarify ligature risk policy sets stage for more guidance later
Risk assessment, clear mitigation strategies are keys to avoiding IJ for ligature risk
ECRI lists top tech hazards for healthcare
USP <800>: Effective date pushed back to 2019, but experts urge early adoption
USP timeline: More than 30 years of hazardous drug handling guidelines
 
January 2018 - View Full Issue
Document community collaboration, succession plans for new EM standards
Create a library of device manuals and documents to maintain compliance
Earthquake compliance spurs new designs
Q&A: Best practices for active shooter response and prevention in hospitals
The importance of an Alternative Life Safety Measures policy
BHS 2017 index: What you might have missed in 2017
 
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