Healthcare Departments

New Report From The Leapfrog Group Examines Hospital Policies on Never-Events

June 28, 2019

The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on healthcare safety and quality, today released its 2019 Never Events Report, and found that one in four participating hospitals do not meet The Leapfrog Group's standard for handling of serious report

The Mandate to Maintain and Follow Manufacturers’ Maintenance Documents and Service Manuals

June 26, 2019

Many of the regulatory and accreditation criteria for healthcare facilities relate to decontamination, sterilization and maintenance procedures. The standards often require hospital SPD, BMET, OR, Infection Control and other technicians to follow and have easy access to manufacturers’ directives regarding preparing and caring for their devices, equipment and systems.

Study Shows Healthcare Professionals Often Care for Patients While Ill

June 18, 2019

Large numbers of healthcare workers risk transmitting respiratory viruses to patients and co-workers by attending work even when they have symptoms, according to a study published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal for the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of Am

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