Patient Safety

Read: Inadequate Placement of AED and Bleeding Control Gear Could Cost You

Inadequate Placement of AED and Bleeding Control Gear Could Cost You

AEDs and bleeding control kits can save lives, but only if they are always accessible and staff members know how to use them.

Read: VA Reorganizes Police Force Following Critical Watchdog Reports

VA Reorganizes Police Force Following Critical Watchdog Reports

Changes include the placement of a police chief in each of the 18 Veterans Integrated Service Networks and a police modernization office.

Read: Jackson Health System Pays $2.15 Million in HIPAA Fines

Jackson Health System Pays $2.15 Million in HIPAA Fines

An investigation revealed three separate HIPAA violations, including an employee accessing and selling more than 24,000 patients’ records.

Read: Memorial Healthcare Public Safety Officer Saves Man’s Life

Memorial Healthcare Public Safety Officer Saves Man’s Life

The officer performed CPR on a man who was slumped over his steering wheel after suffering a heart attack.

Read: Patient Burned in Michigan Hospital Emergency Center Fire

Patient Burned in Michigan Hospital Emergency Center Fire

Fire investigators say the incident is suspicious.

Read: Combatting Healthcare Workplace Violence with People and Weapons Screening

Combatting Healthcare Workplace Violence with People and Weapons Screening

Here’s how one New Jersey hospital emergency department uses metal detection, an amnesty box, signage and policies to keep patients, staff and visitors safe.

Read: 11 Deaths at Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center Deemed Suspicious

11 Deaths at Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center Deemed Suspicious

According to an investigation by The Washington Post, three of the deaths have been ruled homicides and a nursing assistant is the person of interest.

Read: Woman Denied Hospital Admission Threatens to Jump Off Parking Garage

Woman Denied Hospital Admission Threatens to Jump Off Parking Garage

The woman had been released from jail two days prior after spitting on Mercy Medical Center staff when they refused to allow her to leave.

Read: Man Shoots Stepdaughter, Self in Elmhurst Hospital Parking Lot

Man Shoots Stepdaughter, Self in Elmhurst Hospital Parking Lot

The 44-year-old woman, who is listed in critical condition, was able to walk into the hospital emergency room after being shot in the face.

Read: Virginia Tech Survivor Endures Lead Poisoning From Bullet Fragments

Virginia Tech Survivor Endures Lead Poisoning From Bullet Fragments

Almost a decade after he was shot four times, Virginia Tech survivor Colin Goddard is suffering from lead poisoning from bullet fragment remains.

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