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Facilities look to expand with technology, safety, and flexibility in mind Hospitals lo
MARCH 23, 2017
Editor’s note: This is an occasional series of
MARCH 27, 2020
Each month, em>Brad Keyes, CHSPem>,
JANUARY 1, 2019
Patient care permits little room for nurses to be anything but on their toes. And in the event of
OCTOBER 29, 2015
A new study by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) shows that violence in America
DECEMBER 1, 2018
New technologies emerge to help keep intruders out and strengthen facility safety
DECEMBER 22, 2016
New technologies emerge to help keep intruders out and strengthen facility safety
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safet
AUGUST 31, 2017
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safet
JANUARY 16, 2021
Editor’s note:em> The following is an excerpt from
SEPTEMBER 20, 2018
Now that CMS and The Joint Commission are placing greater emphasis on emergency management, this
JULY 29, 2015
Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, answers
MARCH 16, 2017
By John Palmer As healthcare facilities consider their future needs and
JULY 1, 2019
Editor’s note: The following is an edited excerpt of an article published in
APRIL 15, 2020
Monograph urges hospitals to turn to technology, study successes of other facilities to prepare
MAY 11, 2017
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safet
JANUARY 12, 2017
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safet
NOVEMBER 12, 2020
ASHE webinar discusses the need for all-hands staff training and facility preparationem>
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
Study urges hospitals to turn to technology, study successes of other facilities to prepare for
APRIL 6, 2017
Sound emergency planning requires safety professionals to adopt an "all-hazards" approa
DECEMBER 17, 2015
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)em>
APRIL 15, 2021
As the first flakes of winter start to fly, here’s your plan to keep your facility open and
JANUARY 5, 2017
Surprise rule interpretation may force changes on some facilities In a rather surprisin
MARCH 9, 2017
New technologies emerge to help keep intruders out and strengthen facility safety
DECEMBER 8, 2016
Do you see room in your practice for a productivity advantage? “My background is emergency
Violent incidents in hospitals, especially in the emergency department where 24/7 operations can
JANUARY 15, 2015
Emergencies that introduce contamination into a hospital require a special type of planni
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
Often in healthcare facilities, it’s the small details missed that can raise the ire of a s
FEBRUARY 1, 2019
Often in healthcare facilities, it’s the small details missed that can raise the ire of a s
MARCH 1, 2019
Facilities Must ‘Identify, Isolate, and Inform’ During Resumption of Operations
JANUARY 21, 2021
Facilities Must ‘Identify, Isolate, and Inform’ During Resumption of Operations
JANUARY 7, 2021
The most overlooked part of your facility might be the most vulnerable when it comes to security
AUGUST 24, 2017
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)em>
JULY 8, 2021
Of the 30 million children treated in emergency rooms (ER) every year, about 90% are in general c
APRIL 30, 2015
A burned-out transformer in an external light fixture triggered a fire alarm and major emergency
OCTOBER 8, 2015
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of
APRIL 1, 2019
Editor’s note: em>>Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP,
AUGUST 1, 2019
A patient hit a nurse’s foot with a stun gun during a fight in the emergency room of Roper
JUNE 12, 2019
Editor's note: This update was provided by Brad Keyes, CHSP,
DECEMBER 7, 2017
This article first appeared on PSQH.com.em> em>By John Palmer em>
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
Facilities that have seen the worst say now is the time to prepare for it The frequency
JUNE 22, 2017
By A.J. Plunkett Dear readers: Hospitals and other facilities have been
MAY 9, 2020
BY JOHN PALMER As healthcare facilities consider their future needs and
JULY 1, 2019
Because CMS has not created any national ED E/M guidelines, providers must create their ow
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
JUSTCODING
FDA says 4 million N95 masks could be reused thanks to emergency ordersem>
MAY 28, 2020
The Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine is piloting a “time banking” program fo
AUGUST 27, 2015
The Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine is piloting a “time banking” program fo
AUGUST 27, 2015
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, ans
MARCH 13, 2020
Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, answers
OCTOBER 1, 2018
Editorial note: Look for more coverage in PPS-Alert’s September issue.em>
AUGUST 2, 2019
As the first flakes of winter start to fly, here’s your plan to keep your facility
FEBRUARY 1, 2019
Patient care permits little room for nurses to be anything but on their toes. And in the event of
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
Nationwide opioid crisis intersects with facilities management, safety in stalls of public restr
MAY 11, 2017
by John Palmer Running out of water in an emergency is not something a h
DECEMBER 7, 2019
While emergency medicine (EM) residents have historically entered a robust job market, the COVID-
MARCH 9, 2021
These questions and answers were adopted from a Q&A published by the Disability Rights Se
Emergency planning: Preparing for a winter storm As the first fl
JANUARY 5, 2017
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com
SEPTEMBER 2, 2020
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com) In case your emergency p
JULY 29, 2021
Our safety experts share the best advice for keeping your facility (and your practices) clean an
Surveyors are paying closer attention to suicide hazardsem> The handles on the bo
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, an
MARCH 27, 2020
This article originally appeared on November 4, 2016
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of
NOVEMBER 1, 2018
Q: I have been told that two facilities in the same organization shouldn’t be
New superbugs are emerging that the CDC and other agencies say can’t be stopped. Here&rsqu
It’s storm season. Now’s the time to get your facility ready to face the power of Mo
MARCH 30, 2017
Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safet
JUNE 14, 2020
By Brad Keyes, CSHP (keyeslifesafety.com)em>
JULY 25, 2020
by Brian Ward When 9/11 took place, NYC healthcare facilities were throw
FEBRUARY 7, 2021
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, ans
JUNE 6, 2021
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safet
AUGUST 13, 2020
It is an understatement to say that 2019 was an eventful year. If you need to review any topi
JANUARY 23, 2020
A man apparently frustrated by the locked doors of the emergency room at a South Carolina
JUNE 12, 2014
Written by Lena Brownin
OCTOBER 1, 2018
Balancing patients’ rights and their safety em> At a Roaring 20s party this
A gunman entered a Titusville, Florida hospital through the emergency room July 17, went to the t
JULY 21, 2016
As if healthcare facilities didn’t have enough to worry about with the always-changing emer
MAY 1, 2019
As the South recovers from Hurricane Matthew, heed lessons from facilities that survived
DECEMBER 1, 2016
As the South recovers from Hurricane Matthew, heed lessons from facilities that survived
DECEMBER 1, 2016
If your hospital is rolling up all room-related services into one hourly or daily rate, you may b
If your hospital is rolling up all room-related services into one hourly or daily rate, you may b
In 2017, Florida was hit by Hurricane Irma. Many facilities evacuated their residents, per the me
By Megan Headley (ecleditors@decisionhealth.com)em> The American
OCTOBER 1, 2018
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, ans
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
This aritcle first appeared in 
DECEMBER 13, 2018
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of
JULY 1, 2019
Editor's note: This Q&A was taken from the HCPro webinar "Emergency Planning: Conduc
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) has released an annual quality report that
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) has released an annual quality report tha
MARCH 1, 2018
by Guy Burdick, EHS Daily Advisor Healthcare facilities and public healt
MAY 9, 2020
Your role as a life safety professional in your healthcare facility is clear-cut and important. T
DECEMBER 1, 2018
Healthcare Life Safety Complianceem>,
JANUARY 16, 2021
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, ans
MAY 9, 2020
Preparing your hospital’s air filtration system for smoke and smogem>
OCTOBER 22, 2020
Long-anticipated rule change will affect how hospitals plan for emergencies and disasters
DECEMBER 22, 2016
Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of
SEPTEMBER 2, 2019
Editor’s note: The following is based on a recent HCPro webinar featuring independent s
MARCH 23, 2017
A car carrying an underage shooting victim to the emergency room after a shooting crashed into a
JULY 17, 2014
EDITOR’S NOTE: In this guest column, Dan Scungio, MT(ASCP), SL
Editor’s note: This Q&A was taken from the January ASHE webinar, &
DECEMBER 1, 2017
Editor’s note: This Q&A was taken from the January ASHE webinar, “Active Shoo
JANUARY 1, 2018
Medical facilities still have the better part of a year before the new emergency preparedness rul
MARCH 30, 2017
Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from
Lessons from Minneapolis em> by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com
JANUARY 3, 2021
By A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)em>
NOVEMBER 5, 2020
Legionella> and other patho
MARCH 23, 2017
by Brian Ward A patient walks into your waiting room with a cough, a mil
MAY 23, 2020
by Brian Ward A patient walks into your waiting room with a cough, a mil
 Laundry carts should be the last thing on a facility manager’s mind, until yo
NOVEMBER 10, 2016
According to a national survey of more than 3,500 emergency department (ED) physicians, approxima
OCTOBER 12, 2018
Editor?s note: em>>Each month, Brad Keyes, CHS
JUNE 1, 2019
By Brian Ward The FDA has issued two emergency use authorization
APRIL 16, 2020
Surviving and protecting your facility in the event of an active shooter incident
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
  Researchers are studying whether equipping emergency department physicians with
APRIL 23, 2015
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, ans
AUGUST 1, 2021
UVC light inactivates viruses and other airborne pathogens, improving indoor safety em>
JULY 8, 2021
One of your most crucial roles as the person in charge of emergency preparation at your hospital
JULY 16, 2015
Build off any protocols you already have for handling extra-busy days at your emergency departmen
FEBRUARY 6, 2020
Unprecedented wildfires in California have forced hospitals to not only test their emergency plan
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
As if healthcare facilities didn’t have enough to worry about with the always-changing emer
MAY 1, 2019
Editor's note:em>> The Medical Gas and
MARCH 20, 2008
Editor’s note:em>> Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes L
SEPTEMBER 5, 2021
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com) The public health emerge
SEPTEMBER 5, 2021
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com) A new OSHA emergency sta
JULY 8, 2021
Pennsylvania healthcare facilities use a wide variety of emergency codes, according to the M
MARCH 18, 2015
Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, answers
MAY 18, 2017
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, ans
MARCH 1, 2018
Editor’s note: In this excerpt from HCPro’s em>The New Life Safety Code®: H
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
Taking down workplace violence in healthcare em> Can you take a punch? How do you
Emergency management ASPR-TRACIE resource provides guidance on planning for
JANUARY 2, 2019
Editor’s note:em>> Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes L
MAY 1, 2021
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.em>
FEBRUARY 20, 2015
Climate events are on the rise, and healthcare facilities around the country are preparing for na
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
Editor’s note: em>>This Q&A was taken from the 2017 ASHE webi
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
by Annmarie Sarsfield Edwardsem> It’s not too early to alert your agency&rsqu
Time is running out to meet the new emergency management (EM) Conditions of Participation (CoP) a
AUGUST 15, 2017
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of
Healthcare facilities in the Houston region have largely returned to normal operations as cleanup
SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
  Q:   A nursing home sends a SNF patient to the emergency room, a
FEBRUARY 21, 2014
In a recent Massachusetts General Hospital webinar, Neil Naik, MD, emergency medicine simulation
OCTOBER 1, 2020
Experts weigh facility designs that can help an aging population access hospitals safely
JUNE 15, 2017
CMS is offering providers a version of its online training for surveyors on the new emergency pre
DECEMBER 1, 2017
Consider using roll-down doors on emergency department exam rooms, breakaway clothes hooks on wal
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
Balancing patients’ rights and their safety em> em>By Brian Ward
The following is a guest column by Brian Garavaglia, PhD. Dr. Brian Garavaglia is a healthcar
As your hospital's emergency planner and safety professional, there's a lot on your plate these d
JUNE 30, 2016
This excerpt comes from the HCPro book, em>
FEBRUARY 23, 2020
This excerpt comes from the HCPro book, em>
FEBRUARY 16, 2020
Editor’s note: This story originally ran in our
AUGUST 23, 2020
A brazen midday robbery from a patient room at a St. Louis hospital has increased security measur
JULY 2, 2015
Hospitals need to be alert when
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safet
FEBRUARY 11, 2021
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com) In times of an emerging
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, an
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
Ten resolutions to make your medical facility and workers safer in 2017
Editor's note: This was originally published on Steve MacArthur's blog,
FEBRUARY 15, 2018
Consult your emergency management plan when facing an impending storm, and update this plan with
Editor's note: Parts of this article have been adapted from the popular HCPro title,
APRIL 21, 2017
JustCoding’s Emergency Department Codingem>, by Nena Scott, MSEd, RHIA, CCS,
Q: In the event of a natural disaster or public health emergency, do organizations still
A nationwide survey of more than 300 emergency medicine physicians found that they are more miser
OCTOBER 29, 2015
Originally appeared in Hospital Safety Insider. em> In a
MARCH 1, 2018
An international watchdog for safety and security in healthcare facilities has released a report
JANUARY 1, 2018
Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, answers
DECEMBER 21, 2019
Editor’s note: The following is a Q&A excerpted from the Healthcare Facilities Acc
DECEMBER 8, 2016
A man has died after shooting himself in the lobby of a hospital emergency room in Woodbur
MARCH 27, 2014
A good water management plan begins with your facilities management team and a solid risk assessm
Can the right tools solve tech-enabled communication challenges?em>
MAY 20, 2021
Facilities have less than 20 days to fully comply with CMS’ new emergency preparedness rule
OCTOBER 26, 2017
In response to CMS’ final emergency preparedness rule issued earlier this month,
DECEMBER 1, 2017
It’s finally here. CMS’ new Emergency Preparedness rule goes into effect on W
NOVEMBER 14, 2017
A crucial part of any hospital’s emergency plan revolves around communication, because with
MAY 7, 2015
Medscape> tells the story of a doctor who was tackled by a patient
JULY 14, 2016
Emergency management ASHE study offers guidelines for emergency power res
JANUARY 1, 2018
Journal of Graduate Medical Educationem> suggests a diffe
NOVEMBER 17, 2017
New technologies emerge to help keep intruders out and strengthen facility safety
DECEMBER 22, 2016
American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC)em> found that 85% of healthca
JULY 21, 2015
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.comem>)
JANUARY 7, 2021
By Jennifer Thew, RN em> For Necia Kimber, RN, CIC, MHA, infection control pr
MARCH 8, 2018
Summa Health System’s emergency program at Akron (Ohio) City Hospital will lose its accredi
MARCH 31, 2017
If you've been the safety officer at your facility for any period of time, chances are you've alr
OCTOBER 2, 2014
By Brian Wardem> With coronavirus causing a global shortage of N95 masks, re
APRIL 1, 2020
JustCoding’s Emergency Department Coding, by Nena Scott, MSEd, RHI
By Christopher Cheney, HealthLeaders Media Emergency department c
MAY 2, 2019
By Christopher Cheney, HealthLeaders Media Emergency department c
APRIL 30, 2019
A good water management plan begins with your facilities management team and a solid risk assessm
It’s finally here. CMS’ new Emergency Preparedness rule goes into effect on W
NOVEMBER 16, 2017
by: Megan Pielmeierem> Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar declared a
Editor’s note: The following is a guest column and Q&A from regulatory expert and H
APRIL 27, 2017
Emergency management experts stress the importance of training and preparing to be self-sufficien
OCTOBER 29, 2015
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com) Be sure your facility el
JULY 29, 2021
 While the year seemed to start out relatively quietly on the emergency front (relative bein
NOVEMBER 15, 2018
A look at how local hospitals prepared for and managed the inclement weather
JANUARY 1, 2019
A good water management plan begins with your facilities management team and a solid risk assessm
NOVEMBER 1, 2018
by Brian Wardem> Teaching a hands-on process using virtual reality (VR) may
SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
U.S. News & World Reportem>, h
DECEMBER 26, 2019
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)em>
MARCH 4, 2021
Editor’s note: This Q&A was taken from a June 2017 webinar from th
OCTOBER 1, 2018
Editor’s note:em>> Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP,
MAY 1, 2019
In this guest column, Dan Scungio, MT(ASCP), SLS, laboratory safety officer
DECEMBER 15, 2016
By Jennifer Thew, RN for Health Leaders Media em> Patients visiting the ED fo
MARCH 9, 2017
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of
FEBRUARY 1, 2019
While an all-hazards risk assessment is required for the annual review of your emergency prepared
AUGUST 10, 2017
Question: I work for a group of general surgeons. Quite often, our pati
SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
by Brian Ward (bward@hcpro.com) Every year, emergency events seem to be
JANUARY 29, 2021
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com) Be sure your facility el
JULY 8, 2021
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com) Be sure your facility el
JULY 3, 2021
CMS and Joint Commission tell facilities to test for Legionella in off-site and non-patient area
JANUARY 1, 2018
The average medical school debt for emergency medicine residents is $212,000, which is about 25%
MAY 20, 2016
Researchers found that male and female emergency medicine residents scored similarly on evaluatio
MARCH 10, 2017
Annals of Emergency Medicineem> found that patients are less l
JULY 22, 2014
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, ans
NOVEMBER 8, 2020
Editor’s note: This is small excerpt of HCPro’s best-selling book,
FEBRUARY 15, 2019
By Judith L. Kares, JD, regulatory specialist for HCPro.em> During several
Editor’s note: The following tips and advice on surveys is an edited excerpt from em>
JANUARY 18, 2019
How the academic medical center designed a virtual reality course for point-of-care
SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
Editor’s note: The following is an edited excerpt of an interview published in
APRIL 7, 2020
By Jennifer Thew, RN em> What kind of reputation does your organization have
DECEMBER 11, 2019
by Christopher Cheney, HealthLeaders Media em> Healthcare organizations carr
JULY 29, 2020
CMS announced on September 8 that it had finalized new emergency response requirements for health
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
By Jennifer Thew, RN Almost half of emergency physicians and abou
NOVEMBER 21, 2019
by John Palmer em> It’s been 21 years since the Institute of Medicine r
MARCH 23, 2021
  In order to avoid long waits in the emergency room (ER), several hospitals are o
JULY 10, 2014
Editor’s note: This story is part of a series of stories addressing th
Fusing a new idea to an old system em> em>Editor’s note: em>
This week’s note from the instructor is written by Kimberly Anderwood Hoy Baker
As the designated emergency management professional within your healthcare organization, you have
DECEMBER 4, 2014
Editor’s note: The following is a Q&A excerpted from the Healthcare Facilities Accr
DECEMBER 8, 2016
By Jennifer Thew em> Workplace violence is a serious, and gr
DECEMBER 27, 2018
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)em> It’s October, so it’
OCTOBER 19, 2019
Use this policy, shared courtesy of Lynda Bailey, RN, BSN, CSHA, accreditation specialist for
MAY 30, 2020
Use this policy, shared courtesy of Lynda Bailey, RN, BSN, CSHA, accreditation specialist fo
Written by Tinker Ready at em>em>HealthLeader
OCTOBER 24, 2017
The Healthcare Disaster Exercises Toolkitem> is your go-to resource for pl
SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
Editor’s note: The following is written by Maria Del Pilar Messner, co
SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
by Josh Poltilove and A.J. Plunkett Review emergency preparedness policies and pro
If your hospital is rolling up all room-related services into one hourly or daily rate, yo
OCTOBER 7, 2015
JUSTCODING
Recent tragedies have highlighted the importance of emergency nurses, and Nurse Leader Insider wo
OCTOBER 12, 2017
This article has been excerpted from MDS Care Plans: A Person-Centered, Interdisciplinary App
APRIL 11, 2019
 Contingency plans help manage the aftermath of disasters that impact facility opera
DECEMBER 15, 2016
Editor’s note: This is the final of a series of stories that will address the common ty
by Brian Ward Several hospitals, long-term acute care facilities, and n
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com) Expect emergency prepare
JANUARY 10, 2021
In response to CMS’ final emergency preparedness rule issued earlier this month,
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, answers
OCTOBER 19, 2019
Schedule staff drills and update emergency carts to prevent RFIs Malignant hyperthermia
OCTOBER 1, 2017
Editor’s note: In this guest column, Dan Scungio, MT(ASCP), SLS, laboratory safety offi
About 90% of the hospitals in Missouri have begun implementing a new emergency announcemen
MAY 1, 2014
The CDC offers guidance for managing visitor access and movement within the facility, from
APRIL 5, 2020
CMS finalizes emergency preparedness of Medicare/Medicaid-certified facilities
The following excerpt comes from S
SEPTEMBER 26, 2019
By: Christopher Cheney, Senior Clinical Care Editor at HealthLeadersem> During the
Written by Gregory Nicholas, managing partner of
JANUARY 12, 2018
Editor's note: This article is excerpted from the HCPro book em>Analyzing the Hospital Life
JANUARY 1, 2019
Emergency department (ED) nurses are often victims of violence, but fail to report it, according
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safe
FEBRUARY 28, 2020
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safet
FEBRUARY 9, 2020
Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from HCPro’s em>The PPE Handbook for
DECEMBER 29, 2016
By A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)em>
MAY 21, 2020
Work with your pharmacy and infection control teams to ensure your facility’s sterile compo
MARCH 1, 2019
Work with your pharmacy and infection control teams to ensure your facility’s sterile compo
MARCH 1, 2019
In this guest column, Dan Scungio, MT(ASCP), SL
By Jennifer Thew, RNem> Healthcare organizations hoping to improve c
NOVEMBER 19, 2019
Editor’s note: In this guest column, Dan Scungio, MT(ASCP), SLS, labor
Annals of Internal Medicine em>is shedding light on physician di
AUGUST 20, 2015
 CMS releases proposed emergency preparedness requirements
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com) As anyone in emergency p
JUNE 24, 2021
This article first appeared on
JANUARY 31, 2019
by Sherri Jankowski, RN, LNC Editorial note: Portion
DECEMBER 16, 2016
Editor's note: In this excerpt from the new HCPro book em>Analyzing the Ho
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
About 25 wailing people who appeared to possess multiple injuries were attended to by emergency m
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
Editor’s note: em>>This series of stories will address the common
Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from em>
OCTOBER 24, 2018
Seattle Children’s Hospital shut down four of its 14 operating rooms (OR) this week after m
MAY 23, 2019
Excerpted from Medical Environment Updateem> Despite healthcare workers’ inhe
JANUARY 19, 2020
by Patricia A. Furci, RN, MA, Esq., and Samuel J. Furci, MPA, principals at Furci Associates,
APRIL 7, 2017
By Jennifer Thew, RN What is the current state of the emergency nursing workforce?
JUNE 12, 2019
by Trey La Charité, MDem> My parents always warned to take anything a salesp
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
JUSTCODING
The following  is an excerpt from Eileen Lavin Dohmann, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC’s
APRIL 4, 2019
Stethoscopes are maybe the most common of all diagnostic tools used in a medical facility, among
MARCH 1, 2019
Drug diversion in healthcare facilities has been a subject of increasing focus by regulatory aut
SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
By Joan Monchak Lorenz, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BCem> Many nurses don’t feel c
FEBRUARY 8, 2018
What am I doing here?em>   If you've ever found yourself in a meeting wo
MAY 21, 2015
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, ans
OCTOBER 10, 2020
By Brad Keyes, CHSP, Keyes Life Safet
OCTOBER 29, 2020
This week’s updates include updates to clarify inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF)
Editor’s note: em>The following is an excerpt from the 2020 book,em> The Comprehensi
APRIL 24, 2020
A fire in a light fixture caused the July 22 evacuation of the emergency department at Sentara Vi
JULY 23, 2015
To pay for an emergency medicine residency position, Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario,
DECEMBER 9, 2016
When clinicians walk into a patient’s room at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston
JULY 28, 2016
A study published in Health Affairs found that emergency rooms (ER) haven’t been taking ste
DECEMBER 14, 2015
Editor’s note: In this guest column, Dan Scungio, MT(ASCP), SLS, laboratory safety offi
In this guest column, em>Dan Scungio, MT(ASCP
Editor’s note: In this guest column, Dan Scungio, MT(ASCP), SLS, labor
 A proposed new emergency management
JUNE 5, 2014
Written by Jennifer Thew, RNem> Around 2012, Ajimol Lukose, DNP, RN-BC, nursing dir
AUGUST 18, 2016
by Deepak Gupta, MD, anesthesiology clinical assistant professor, Wayne State University, Det
JUNE 24, 2020
“There were a couple of days where you couldn’t tell that the sun was shi
If you work in a Joint Commission-accredited facility, there's no doubt you try to impress Joint
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
EHS Daily Advisorem> The Occupational Safety
NOVEMBER 12, 2020
Briefings on Hospital Safetyem> has been helping hospitals navigate Life Safe
JUNE 1, 2019
Staff stayed on the payroll, and COVID-19 patients received comfort and connection
Managing resident pain is an important aspect of care in any skilled nursing facility (SNF), but
JANUARY 17, 2020
Physician outsourcing firm EmCare, a subsidiary of Envision Healthcare, recently announced plans
JUNE 19, 2014
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safet
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
by Brian Ward The surge of COVID-19 patients has forced healthcare facil
JUNE 21, 2020
by Brian Ward The surge of COVID-19 patients has forced healthcare facil
JUNE 21, 2020
If you’re in charge of emergency management at your facility, you’ve probably done a
MARCH 5, 2015
Guidance for the deployment of the Emergency Use Approval (EUA) Zika virus testsOn March 25, CMS
As more facilities face the specter of reimbursement losses related to the Readmission Reduction
Because CMS has not created any national ED E/M guidelines, providers must create their own crit
Stethoscopes are maybe the most common of all diagnostic tools used in a medical facility, among
by Brian Ward When your facility can’t access its medical records,
JANUARY 23, 2021
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)em>
FEBRUARY 4, 2021
Editor's note: In this excerpt from the new HCPro book Analyzing the Hospital Life Safety Sur
JANUARY 1, 2018
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)em>
JULY 29, 2021
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)em>
JULY 22, 2021
Unlike acute care, postacute facilities have always strug-gled to implement electronic health rec
OCTOBER 18, 2019
By A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)em> Get a firm handle on your COVID-
SEPTEMBER 2, 2020
You never know when an unexpected emergency will test your facility’s ability to perform un
APRIL 16, 2015
Editor’s note: In this guest column, Dan Scungio, MT(ASCP), SLS, laboratory safety offi
Your facility is explored from top to bottom for life safety compliance when life safety surveyor
JANUARY 4, 2018
Look into a patient room in the ICU at any hospital across the country and you'll see one patient
JULY 9, 2015
U.S. hospitals are reluctant to become part of a U.S. network of facilities specializing in the c
DECEMBER 3, 2014
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)em>
DECEMBER 29, 2020
Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from the new HCPro book, Drug Diversion in H
DECEMBER 29, 2016
Join us for Ebola: How to Prepare Your Facility, to learn all you need to know about prote
OCTOBER 28, 2014
 Patients are back in their rooms af
FEBRUARY 20, 2014
A break room scuffle over a gun at a Dayton, Ohio veteran’s hospital led to the shoo
MAY 8, 2014
Operating room (OR) briefings are a good way to improve teamwork and communication and can lead t
JULY 15, 2014
Written by Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT, Director of Clinical Education at Encore Rehabi
Dear readers, I recently read this em-news/Fullte
OCTOBER 2, 2015
Editor’s note: The Joint Commission unveiled a new Medication Compound
AUGUST 1, 2017
Editor’s note: em>>In this guest column, Dan Scungio, MT(
SEPTEMBER 1, 2019
On May 8, the OIG posted a report stating physicians did not always correctly code non-facility p
 Contingency plans help manage the aftermath of disasters that impact facility opera
DECEMBER 15, 2016
This article oem>>riginally appeared in em>Hospital Safety Insider. The
FEBRUARY 15, 2018
Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from em>
OCTOBER 12, 2018
Because CMS has not created any national ED E/M guidelines, providers must create their ow
by Megan Pielmeierem> Agencies should take a close look at how they conduct compete
Modify the Triage by Resource Allocation for IN-patient (TRAIN) matrix to suit your facil
JANUARY 1, 2019
Modify the Triage by Resource Allocation for IN-patient (TRAIN) matrix to suit your facility&rsqu
JANUARY 1, 2019
Keeping compounded drugs infection-freeem> No physician or nurse injects medicine
Editor’s note: This is the second of a series of stories that will help medical clinics
COVID-19 has disrupted SNFs throughout the U.S., and without proper infection control in SNFs
Of all the new technologies emerging in the fight against healthcare-acquired infections, the one
By Velvet Thorne, LPN, CLNC, Population Management Trainer, HealthECem> As p
FEBRUARY 19, 2020
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)em>
FEBRUARY 11, 2021
Editor’s note: In this guest column, Dan Scungio, MT(ASCP), SL
Since its introduction in the skilled nursing facility (SNF) setting, consolidated billing (CB) h
SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
You note that CMS is adding “emerging infectious diseases” to the current definition
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)em>
DECEMBER 23, 2020
By John Palmerem> Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in January, healthcare w
DECEMBER 10, 2020
Most would agree 2017 was a long and bizarre year and looking ahead, there’s plenty of
JANUARY 1, 2018
Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt fromem>
MAY 28, 2019
Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from em>
OCTOBER 23, 2020
Between 1997 and 2011, the number of deaths in emergency departments (ED) has been cut nearly in
JULY 12, 2016
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)em>
NOVEMBER 5, 2020
An incoming patient wrapped in a cocoon of thick plastic emerged from the back of an ambulance at
NOVEMBER 20, 2014
Hospital workers in the United States train on a regular basis for an emergency, but for the most
JULY 24, 2014
As the person in charge of emergency preparation at your hospital, you should anticipate the dang
JULY 31, 2014
  Healthcare facility operator AmSurg Corp. recently announced plans to purchase p
A survey of more than 19,000 physicians across 26 specialties found that one-third of emergency m
APRIL 22, 2016
To reduce emergency department (ED) readmissions, Kaiser Permanente Northwest has connected frequ
JUNE 23, 2016
Seventy-eight percent of emergency medicine residents and attending physicians reported at least
JUNE 16, 2016
Police in Portsmouth, NH had to subdue a patient who locked himself in his room so he could be gi
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
by Megan Battyem> Code a psychiatric condition if a patient’s been diag
By Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGCem>
OCTOBER 28, 2015
JUSTCODING
Editor’s note: Each year, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory
APRIL 11, 2017
Editor’s note: The following tips and tool can be found inem>
DECEMBER 28, 2018
EDITOR’S NOTE: In this guest column, Dan Scungio, MT(ASCP), SLS, labor
by Trey La Charité, MDem> Physicians spend years learning how to take care o
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
JUSTCODING
The median annual cost of a private nursing home room in the United States has increased t
Designing security features into a new healthcare facility or renovated space from the beginning
FEBRUARY 11, 2016
A fire in the laundry facility at Delaware State Hospital in New Castle July 29 slightly damaged
JULY 30, 2015
Written by Jennifer Thew, RNem> Forrest Gump was right when he said, "Life is
APRIL 28, 2016
Journal of Graduate Medical Educationem> examined if resi
JANUARY 13, 2017
Serious events happen every day in hospitals, physician practices, clinics, and care facilities&m
MARCH 23, 2017
This is the second article in a two-part series on the ACGME’s em>Back to Bedsideem>
FEBRUARY 20, 2019
Written by Stefanie Corbett, DHA, post-acute regulatory specialist for HCProem> &nbs
JANUARY 5, 2018
1:00–2:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, February 24, 2016em> As CMS increases the frequ
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
Hospitals are continually working to reduce the risk of patient suicide in their facilities, but
OCTOBER 26, 2017
Residency Coordinator Certification Toolkit em>is an easy-to-use stud
NOVEMBER 14, 2018
Editor’s note: This week’s Inside story is from theem>
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)em>
DECEMBER 23, 2020
Recent recall serves as valuable reminderem> Remind nurses and other clinicians t
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)em>
FEBRUARY 25, 2021
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)em> Refer to your policy on influenz
DECEMBER 17, 2020
Taking steps to confront the imbalance in healthcareem> By Megan Headley
MAY 27, 2021
Most of you in the healthcare safety profession spend your career trying to keep your facility ou
MARCH 26, 2015
Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media , October 26, 2015 em>
OCTOBER 29, 2015
As retail clinics expand in number and in scope of services, they could emerge as a threat to som
Editorial note: This article was written by a guest columnist, Justin Border, OTR/L from
FEBRUARY 17, 2017
By Jennifer Thew, RNem> em>Originally appeared in
SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, FHIMSS, FAAN, has been a leader in health information technology (IT)
JULY 14, 2016
Some providers face a fee schedule cut of 50% for E/M services billed with modifier 25
SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
Editor’s note: The following Q&A comes from HCPro’s webinar, “CMS&rsquo
MARCH 16, 2018
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, ans
JUNE 10, 2021
This week’s note from the instructor is written by Judith L. Kares, JD,
Written by Jennifer Thew, RNem> Let's cut right to the chase. We all know th
JULY 21, 2016
After CMS review, The Joint Commission has finally prepublished revisions to the Emergency Manage
The following is a guest column by Tammy Binford. Binford writes and edits news alerts and ne
Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from em>The Complete Guide to Continuous G
JUNE 10, 2020
By Julie Mills, RN, MBA, senior manager, clinical solutions executive, PerfectServeem>
JANUARY 28, 2020
In the chaos of the emergency department (ED), it’s easy to miss something you’re not
OCTOBER 1, 2018
In the chaos of the emergency department (ED), it’s easy to miss something you’re not
Hospitals are always looking for ways to improve hand hygiene at their facility, given both the f
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
Written by Jennifer Thew, RNem> Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton may be grabbing al
AUGUST 4, 2016
Editor’s note: The following is an edited excerpt from Residency Program Alert’s
APRIL 29, 2020
by Allison J. Weaver, Ms. Ed., medical communication specialist; and owner and CEO of Allison
MARCH 10, 2017
Editor’s note: The ECRI Institute published its annual list of the top
APRIL 18, 2017
Editor’s note: A 2016 study