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- OSHA Guest blog: Unleashing robots on the Superbugs
Of all the new technologies emerging in the fight against healthcare-acquired infections, the one that has caught my eye quite a bit lately has been these machines that disinfect a hospital room by bathing it in ultraviolet (UV) light.
- Two firefighters hurt battling Chicago hospital fire
Two Chicago firefighters were injured December 11 while fighting a fire at Presence Resurrection Medical Center on the northwest side of the city, according to a report from WBBM-TV.
- North Carolina hospital locked down after shooting
A hospital in Kinston, North Carolina was locked down briefly November 28 after a teenager showed up at the facility with gunshot wounds, according to a report from WCTI-TV.
- ICD-10 transition could pose challenges to patient safety data
A new study reveals that specific patient safety indicators could be significantly altered in the transition to the new coding system
- Pharmacy error led to Oregon patient death
The death of a hospital patient last week in Bend, Oregon occurred because a pharmacy worker inadvertently filled an IV bag with the wrong drug, according to a report from ABC News.
- How to develop and use your facility's hazard vulnerability assessment
Guest columnist Philip Niemer is the director of operational continuity and emergency management at Children's Hospital Colorado, which has 17 urgent, emergency, and specialty care locations throughout Metro Denver and Southern Colorado.
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