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- Getting your facility ready for cold weather
As November’s harsh cold ushers in winter, experts tell you what you need to know to get safe and sound now
- Boston hospital evacuated after small fire
Fire from a cutting torch is apparently to blame for a small fire that caused a smoke condition in a building at Boston Medical Center November 4, forcing the evacuation of several patients, according to a report from WCVB-TV.
- Should ER docs carry weapons?
Thomas A. Smith, CHPA, CPP, is president of Healthcare Security Consultants, Inc., in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and was formerly director of hospital police and transportation at University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill. In this guest column, he discusses patient violence and debates the pros and cons of arming ER staff to protect themselves.
- An emergency drill up close
Realistic HAZMAT exercise at Winchester Hospital tests ER response and communication skills
- Survey shows patient safety leaders lack detailed, real-time harm data
Could better technology improve the way hospitals detect and respond to patient harm?
- Man texted threats to attack doctor with baseball bat
A Stamford, Connecticut man was arrested Oct. 2 after he repeatedly texted an employee at Stamford Hospital and threatened to smash a doctor in the head with a baseball bat, according to a report in the Stamford Daily Voice news website.
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