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- Drill scenario: Category 4 hurricane landfall
As the person in charge of emergency preparation at your hospital, you should anticipate the dangerous weather conditions that could occur in your area of the country and plan your responses accordingly.
- Doctor returns fire in hospital, disables shooting suspect
A psychiatrist narrowly avoided being shot to death by a patient in a suburban Philadelphia hospital July 24, and his quick response by pulling out his own firearm and shooting the suspect is being credited for saving many more lives at the facility, according to a report from the Charleston Daily Mail
- Senator Boxer’s report on patient safety shows progress within California
Report cites specific examples of patient safety improvements throughout the state, identifying common themes for preventing medical errors
- Head of CDC Anthrax lab steps down
The head of the CDC lab where workers potentially exposed their colleagues to live anthrax resigned July 22, according to a report from the Associated Press.
- What to do after The Joint Commission leaves
You survived the survey. Here's a primer on what you should be doing to get ready for the next one.
- Suspicious device temporarily closes down Pennsylvania hospital
A suspicious device attached to a staff member’s car in the parking lot of an Allentown, Pennsylvania hospital caused some tense moments at the facility on July 20, according to a report on the news website Lehighvalleylive.com.
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