As mass casualty events go, the 75-vehicle pileup on the Sunday before Christmas on an interstate in southeastern Virginia could have been much worse.
Build off any protocols you already have for handling extra-busy days at your emergency department (ED) to create a patient surge plan that can seamlessly expand as needed during a local disaster.
Concerns in the public may be contributing to a growing shortage of PPE and other supplies.
As of January 1, CMS eliminated the paper version of the form to report patient deaths associated with restraint or seclusion. Form CMS-10455 must now be filed through an electronic version.
Dig out and update your plan for screening for MERS-CoV, Ebola, measles or any other infectious disease with the latest information on the newly identified 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
ED frequent users make up about 4.5% to 8% of the ED patient population nationwide but account for 21% to 28% of all ED visits.
The new penalty amounts take effect immediately, applying to any penalties assessed after January 15.
Selected posters will be exhibited at the Emergency Management Standards Base Camp on April 21, and at the 2020 Emergency Preparedness Conference on April 21 and 23.
The Joint Commission’s (TJC) newest engineering director, Herman A. McKenzie, MBA, CHSP, told hospital leadership that life safety (LS) trumps ligature risk. But be prepared to not have a choice.
Healthcare compliance changed quite a bit in the last decade. For one thing, fire safety moved into the current millennium with the adoption of the 2012 versions of NFPA 101 Life Safety Code® (LSC) and NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code®.