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- Study examines patient deaths tied to hospital linens
Five children died at a New Orleans hospital from a fungus infection believed to have been spread by hospital linens.
- CMS proposes adoption of 2012 Life Safety Code®
CMS yesterday announced a proposed rule to adopt an updated edition of the Life Safety Code® for use in hospitals and other settings.
- Syracuse surgeon accused of slapping anesthetized patients
A surgeon at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, N.Y., is accused of slapping anesthetized patients on the buttocks and calling them names before surgery, according to a CMS report.
- Joint Commission releases top-cited standards of 2013
Safety issues continue to top The Joint Commission’s annual list of top standards compliance issues, with seven of the top 10 coming from the Life Safety and Environment of Care chapters.
- Study: One in five facilities doesn't provide enough hand sanitizer
A new study found that one in five U.S. health facilities doesn’t make alcohol-based hand sanitizer available at every point of care.
- Joint Commission releases prepublication standards for EC chapter
The Joint Commission has released revised requirements for the Environment of Care chapter.
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