Improve Your Facility's Hand-Washing Hygiene With New Joint Commission Tool

Improve Your Facility’s Hand-Washing Hygiene With New Joint Commission Tool

April 16, 2014


Preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) through improved hand hygiene is the healthy and smart thing healthcare facilities managers can do to avoid penalties from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that can lower their facility’s Medicare reimbursements. From all appearances, …

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Prevent Slips and Falls at Your Healthcare Facility With These Safety Tips

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12 Tips to Improve Wayfinding Signage at Your Healthcare Facility

12 Tips to Improve Wayfinding Signage at Your Healthcare Facility

February 5, 2014


When was the last time you got lost in your own healthcare facility? If you can honestly say “Never,” either you’re doing a great job of maintaining and updating your facility’s wayfinding signage systems or suffering from selective memory syndrome. …

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How to Stop The Flu From Spreading at Your Facility

How to Stop The Flu From Spreading at Your Facility

December 19, 2013


As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, preventing the spread of healthcare-associated infections isn’t the only thing on the minds of facilities managers overseeing healthcare operations. Not only is incorporating greener, more sustainable cleaning practices crucial to …

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New Medication Safety Zone Guidelines Coming to Your Health Care Facility

New Medication Safety Zone Guidelines Coming to Your Health Care Facility

October 24, 2013


With errors in dispensing medicines among the most common, costly, deadly and preventable problems facing facilities managers in health care environments, the Facilities Guidelines Institute (FGI) recently released 2014 safety requirements to boost patient safety and decrease costs associated with …

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Prevent The Regional Spread of Superbugs at Health Care Facilities

October 10, 2013


Although hand-washing protocols protect hospital employees and visitors, a recent study suggests health care facilities can do more to reduce the spread of infection by alerting neighboring hospitals when patients are infected with superbugs like vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). The amount …

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Preparing for an RFI to Meet the Joint Commission Survey Standards

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How Hand Washing Techniques Protect Your Employees’ Health

August 22, 2013


While it’s important to keep your health care facility’s standards high when it comes to its cleaning practices, have you considered what effect cleanliness – even proper hand washing techniques and picking the right soap dispensers — may have on …

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A Safe Floor Program Protects Your Hospital From Falling, Legal Problems

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Protect Your Hospital’s Floors No Matter How Old They Are

July 10, 2013


Preserving and protecting your hospital or health care facility’s floors is a must, and not only to prevent healthcare-associated infections. The savvy facilities manager is well aware, not only about the cleanliness of floors at his or her hospital, but …

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