Patient Safety

Read: 19% of U.S. Hospitals Don’t Have Enough Staff as COVID Cases Surge

19% of U.S. Hospitals Don’t Have Enough Staff as COVID Cases Surge

In El Paso, Texas, morgues have started paying jail inmates $2 an hour to help transport the bodies of COVID-19 victims.

Read: North Dakota Allowing COVID-Positive Healthcare Workers to Stay on the Job

North Dakota Allowing COVID-Positive Healthcare Workers to Stay on the Job

The move is opposed by the North Dakota Nurses Association.

Read: Russian Hackers Planning More Cyber Attacks on U.S. Hospitals

Russian Hackers Planning More Cyber Attacks on U.S. Hospitals

At least ten hospitals are being targeted with ransomware, while nine facilities in six states have already been attacked.

Read: Combative Patient Shot By Deputy at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Combative Patient Shot By Deputy at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

The man, who is listed in critical condition, attempted to enter another patient’s room that was being guarded by sheriff’s deputies.

Read: Ransomware Attack Leads to Hospital Patient Death

Ransomware Attack Leads to Hospital Patient Death

A woman died after she was diverted to another facility 20 miles away when a ransomware attack shut down the university-affiliated hospital where she was being admitted.

Read: New Video Shows Flood Water Bursting Into Norwood Hospital

New Video Shows Flood Water Bursting Into Norwood Hospital

The 101-year-old Massachusetts hospital has been closed since June 28 and parts of it may have to be completely rebuilt.

Read: Omnigo Releases Sanitation Compliance Software for Safe Return to Work

Omnigo Releases Sanitation Compliance Software for Safe Return to Work

Omnigo’s CleanTraQ software allows businesses to schedule, track and verify that all cleaning and sanitation tasks are met.

Read: Medical Resident Who Made Anti-Semitic Social Media Comments Loses License

Medical Resident Who Made Anti-Semitic Social Media Comments Loses License

The Cleveland Clinic medical resident had posted anti-Semitic tweets as recently as 2017.

Read: Are You Making These 9 Hospital Security Mistakes?

Are You Making These 9 Hospital Security Mistakes?

With many hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic, it is important not to let basic hospital security protocols fall by the wayside.

Read: Michigan Medicine Security Officer Fired for Excessive Use of Force

Michigan Medicine Security Officer Fired for Excessive Use of Force

The officer had been placed on paid administrative leave three times, once for violating the university’s policy on drinking and driving.

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