Patient Safety

Read: S.C. Mental Health Patient Suffocated by Untrained Hospital Staff

S.C. Mental Health Patient Suffocated by Untrained Hospital Staff

Employees sat on the back of a patient — which goes against protocol for restraining a patient — denying oxygen to his organs for four minutes.

Read: Investigator Clears Officers of Misconduct in Freeport Hospital Arrest

Investigator Clears Officers of Misconduct in Freeport Hospital Arrest

A third-party investigator found no evidence of disorderly conduct or racial profiling from the officers who arrested a Freeport patient.

Read: Can You Spot the Mistakes in These Campus Security Photos?

Can You Spot the Mistakes in These Campus Security Photos?

Here are 10 times K-12 schools, universities and hospitals made campus security mistakes. We also sprinkled in some examples of effective campus security.

Read: UCLA Pays Over $3.5M to Settle James Heaps Sexual Assault Allegations

UCLA Pays Over $3.5M to Settle James Heaps Sexual Assault Allegations

The former UCLA gynecologist has pleaded not guilty to the allegations and said he will not contribute any money to the settlement.

Read: Securing Sensitive Areas on a Healthcare Campus

Securing Sensitive Areas on a Healthcare Campus

Attendees will learn security considerations for large campus infrastructures in densely populated urban centers as well as methods for securing a regional or distributed healthcare system environment.

Read: Hacking Risk Prompts Medtronic Recall of Insulin Pumps

Hacking Risk Prompts Medtronic Recall of Insulin Pumps

Because the pump works off a radio frequency, it is possible for hackers to change the settings of Medtronic’s insulin pumps.

Read: Patient Arrested on Walk Outside Freeport (Ill.) Hospital

Patient Arrested on Walk Outside Freeport (Ill.) Hospital

An African American patient says he was racially profiled by a security officer and was arrested while he went on a walk outside.

Read: Nemours Children’s Health System Improves Patient Care with Zebra Technologies

Nemours Children’s Health System Improves Patient Care with Zebra Technologies

Read: Robocalls Are Inundating Hospitals, Putting Patients at Risk

Robocalls Are Inundating Hospitals, Putting Patients at Risk

In April 2018, Tufts Medical Center in Boston received 4,500 robocalls in just two hours, severely disrupting critical hospital communications.

Read: 37% of Potential Elder Abuse Cases Aren’t Reported to Law Enforcement

37% of Potential Elder Abuse Cases Aren’t Reported to Law Enforcement

A report from the Department of Health also found 1 in 5 cases of potential elder abuse aren’t reported to state inspection agencies.

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