WHO calls for disaster-proof hospitals
- Regional Initiatives Promote Safe Hospitals. // Disasters: Preparedness & Mitigation in the Americas;Mar2008, Issue 109, p2
The article elaborates on the support accorded by the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO) regional initiatives worldwide. In South America, the project "Safe Hospitals: Health Sector Preparedness for...
- Safety in numbers: Mergers create opportunities. Dennihan, Janice M. // Health Facilities Management;Nov96, Vol. 9 Issue 11, p52
Focuses on the coordination of an integrated safety programs in consolidated health care systems. Developing a structure that would meet the needs of all levels of care; Safety education and training; Standardization of policies.
- INFECTION CONTROL SITE VISIT. // Same-Day Surgery;Mar2009 Supplement, p1
The article presents a survey questionnaire regarding the infection control practices in several health facilities in the U.S.
- ECRI Advisory Aids Selection of PPE for Healthcare Workers. // Professional Safety;Jun2002, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p1
Reports on the advisory issued by the Center for Healthcare Environmental Management of ECRI designed to help healthcare facilities select personal protection equipment for chemical and bioterrorism preparedness. Levels of respiratory protection covered by the advisory; Human factors healthcare...
- Whoops! Fisher, Kenneth // Health Facilities Management;Nov96, Vol. 9 Issue 11, p44
Gives advice on maintaining safe health care facility floors. Keeping a shiny floor without sacrificing floor traction; Preparing a comprehensive floor safety strategy; Preliminary precautionary steps that will minimize risks of floor slip and fall incidents.
- Background checks protect patients. // Healthcare Risk Management;Jun2010, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p66
The article focuses on the importance for health care providers to conduct background checks for health care workers as their standard risk management technique to prevent criminal activities that might harm their patients and other employees.
- Off-peak hours threaten patient safety, require more vigilance from RM. // Healthcare Risk Management;Jul2010, Vol. 32 Issue 7, p73
The article focuses on the risks associated with the treatment of patients on off-peak hours in health care facilities, in which researches confirm that patient's safety is at higher risks of medical errors.
- Splash and splatter risk often underestimated. // Same-Day Surgery;Apr2010, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p45
The author discusses the risks of HIV and hepatitis B exposure through blood and bodily fluid splashes and splatters for which health facilities may not be adequately protected.
- New Self-Instruction Course for the Use of the Hospital Safety Index. // Disasters: Preparedness & Mitigation in the Americas;Apr2013, Issue 119, p6
The article offers information on the Hospital Safety Index, a tool that determines if a hospital will continue to function during and after a disaster, in which the results would allow the priorities of the establishment for interventions for safety improvement of health facilities.