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Ebola Outbreak: Tips for Protecting Workers
While Ebola outbreaks are generally limited to Africa, the latest outbreak raises some important implications for travelers, the healthcare industry and travel related services due to the potential for disease spread. This Risktopic outlines some of the strategies that can be used to address this issue.
Strategies for Addressing the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Threat
Although most of the cases of MERS have occurred in the Middle East, this disease raises some important implications for the healthcare industry and businesses in general due to the concern that it may become a global pandemic outbreak. This Risktopic outlines some of the strategies that can be used to address this threat.
Hand hygiene in the healthcare setting
Proper hand hygiene is the best way to keep from getting sick and prevent germs from being spread to others. For hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities, hand hygiene is particularly important to control disease transmission.
Healthcare manager's 2014 safety calendar
The information in the Healthcare calendar is an accumulation of best practices. The calendar should be of great value to your operation. Management generating safety awareness is one of the best ways of controlling and reducing claims and related expenses.
Bathroom Safety in Healthcare Facilities
Bathroom accidents account for a number of serious injuries to patients and residents in long term care, hospital and senior living facilities. Major potential hazards in the bathroom include slips and falls, burn injuries, and electric shock.
Paratransit passenger safety
Paratransit or non-emergency medical transportation fleets service a wide range of customers and geographic locations. Many patients receiving outpatient medical services rely on community and privately funded companies for transportation.
Influenza Outbreak: What your business should be doing
The current influenza season may be the most widespread since the H1N1 pandemic of 2009-2010. Due to medical advances, today's flu outbreaks have not taken the human toll they once did. However, the financial impact on business and global trade is much greater than ever before.
Cleaning and disinfection plans during an influenza outbreak
The influenza virus can live as long as eight hours on some surfaces. Proper cleaning and disinfection are effective ways to minimize the spread of the virus through surface contact. Whether you have in-house janitorial staff or a contract cleaning service, it is important to have a comprehensive cleaning plan to help ensure all parties understand their responsibilities.
The Fight Against HAIs at Long Term Care Facilities
For more than a decade, researchers and healthcare professionals have been fighting an uphill battle against healthcare associated infections (HAIs). The impacts go well beyond the financial costs of having to treat patients who get sicker. The toll in human terms is staggering when tallying the suffering and death of patients and residents.
The epidemiology of malpractice claims in primary care: a systematic review
Healthcare in the primary care setting is becoming increasingly complex. These complexities include caring for patients with multimorbidity and polypharmacy, the pressure of short consultation times and the increasingly fragmented nature of primary and secondary care. All these issues increase the risk of unintentional patient harm.
Preventing slip and fall accidents in nursing homes and long term care facilities
Slips and falls are a leading type of accident occurring in nursing homes and other long term healthcare facilities. In addition to the alarming frequency of these accidents, the injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents can be very serious, requiring a long time for recovery or leading to the onset of debilitating or even life threatening complications. Accordingly, the prevention of slips and falls in the long term care environment must be viewed an indicator of quality care.