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- Sentinel Event Alert focuses on leadership's role in culture of safety
The Joint Commission is encouraging hospitals to promote and sustain a culture of leadership in facilities, reminding leaders that it’s their job to identify and mitigate potential pitfalls on an organizational level.
- Environmental cleaning in outpatient settings: Has your team mastered the basics?
Healthcare delivery has shifted in recent decades away from inpatient hospital care to a number of outpatient settings instead, as providers respond to patient and market demands. The shift has been hailed as a cost-saving model that promotes preventive care, but it also introduces challenges—not the least of which is figuring out how to keep stand-alone clinics clean.
- Brace for more revisions to Joint Commission's EC and LS chapters
Even more changes to The Joint Commission’s Environment of Care (EC) and Life Safety (LS) chapters are on the horizon.
- Parkland Hospital unveils new HazMat Unit
When an Amtrak train had derailed on the major Washington-New York rail corridor running through Philadelphia on May 12, 2015, officials feared the worst.
- Fire door assemblies, stairwell carpeting, and business occupancy fire drills
Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, answers your questions about life safety compliance. Our editorial advisory board also reviews the Q&A column. Follow Keyes’ blog on life safety at www.keyeslifesafety.com for up-to-date information.
- Worker Wellness: Fatigue and burnout
They say your home isn’t safe without a strong foundation. Likewise, your car isn’t safe without good tires. The same cliché can apply to your healthcare workplace.
Hospital safety professionals need to check out the latest advice and musings from Steve MacArthur, safety consultant.
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