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- 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.
- Who gets the blame for patient safety errors?
When the Institute of Medicine's report To Err Is Human was released in 1999, there was a clear shift in the patient safety world. Previously, clinicians absorbed the brunt of the blame when it came to medical errors. The report shed new light on the medical industry and began shifting some of that blame toward systemic errors within healthcare organizations.
- Study: Experienced nurses lead to better quality of care
The length of time that a nurse has been on the job at a particular hospital might be directly tied to that facility’s level of patient safety and health, according to a report from EHRintelligence.com.
- Ohio hospitals helping keep sleeping babies safe
The Ohio Hospital Association and the state health department are urging Ohio’s hospitals to monitor new guidelines for infant safety, and as a result some of the state’s hospitals are providing so-called “sleep sacks” to new parents to help keep newborns safe at home, reports TV station WDTN.
- OSHA Blog: CMS rule could hit the little guys where it hurts
I am a huge proponent of making improvements to any emergency plan, but when regulatory agencies such as CMS start proposing rules that might be impossible for the little guys to implement – I have to feel for them.
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