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- Boston Medical Center reduces alarm fatigue by recalibrating alarm limits
If you walk onto the medical-surgical units in Boston Medical Center (BMC), you may notice something strange: silence.
- Hospital physicians must pay $4.5 million in patient death
Two physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital must pay the family of a Plymouth, Mass., woman $4.5 million in a settlement because they failed to take measures that might have prevented her death, reports the Boston Globe.
- OSHA Blog: Are you ready for National Nurses Week?
It is almost time to begin the celebrations for National Nurses Week (May 6-12), whose theme this year is “Nurses: Leading the Way.”
- Syracuse hospital warns patients after electronic cigarette fire
A hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., is warning patients not to use electronic cigarettes as an alternative to regular cigarettes after a patient on oxygen apparently caught fire while using one, reports the newspaper website Syracuse.com.
- Man found dead in in Baltimore hospital bathroom
A man entered Johns Hopkins Hospital with a gun early Tuesday morning and is believed to have fatally shot himself inside an emergency room bathroom, reports the Baltimore Sun.
- Food-additive powder shuts down hospital emergency room in Memphis
A FedEx employee exposed to a white powder on the job prompted the shutdown and decontamination of the emergency room at Methodist University Hospital Sunday night in Memphis, according to The Commercial Appeal.
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