Patient Safety

Read: Sonoma State to Stop Providing Hospital Beds for Coronavirus Patients

Sonoma State to Stop Providing Hospital Beds for Coronavirus Patients

Around 580 hospital beds were set up on the campus — an 84% increase over the county’s existing 707 beds in its six hospitals.

Read: Legacy Health Will No Longer Arrest Non-Violent Trespassers

Legacy Health Will No Longer Arrest Non-Violent Trespassers

Last week, a non-violent patient was placed in handcuffs when she refused to leave Legacy Emanuel Medical Center’s emergency room after being discharged.

Read: Hospitals Redirecting Patients as Coronavirus Numbers Surge

Hospitals Redirecting Patients as Coronavirus Numbers Surge

One California hospital is only admitting COVID-19 patients after much of its staff tested positive for the virus while a Texas children’s hospital is now treating adults.

Read: Fort Pierce Police Officers Charged After Punching Intoxicated Man

Fort Pierce Police Officers Charged After Punching Intoxicated Man

Security footage from Lawnwood Regional Medical Center shows the officer slapping and punching a man who was brought in for public intoxication.

Read: Is Your Hospital Struggling to Retain Its Best Security Employees?

Is Your Hospital Struggling to Retain Its Best Security Employees?

If you answered “yes,” you’re not alone. Here are three ways a public safety director keeps his or her hospital security employees fulfilled.

Read: Cleaning vs. Disinfecting Touch Screens: What’s the Difference?

Cleaning vs. Disinfecting Touch Screens: What’s the Difference?

Devices may bring us convenience, but they have one thing in common: touch screens. Here’s how you can keep them sanitized during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read: Cary Medical Center Makes Switch to In-House Security

Cary Medical Center Makes Switch to In-House Security

The decision was made after senior leaders sought feedback from frontline workers and assessed the physical environment of the hospital.

Read: Lawsuit: Hackley Hospital Nurse Fired for Speaking About Lack of PPE

Lawsuit: Hackley Hospital Nurse Fired for Speaking About Lack of PPE

The registered nurse claims Hackley Hospital administrators made them throw out N95 masks donated amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read: In Case You Needed to Hear This Today: You Make a Difference

In Case You Needed to Hear This Today: You Make a Difference

Public safety professionals who protect our country’s campuses deserve continued recognition as we navigate this pandemic together.

Read: Hackers Increasingly Targeting Hospitals During COVID-19 Pandemic

Hackers Increasingly Targeting Hospitals During COVID-19 Pandemic

As a result, many software and cybersecurity firms are offering free services to healthcare facilities being targeted during the coronavirus pandemic.

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