Mandating reliable nurse staffing systems

15-Jul-2017 04:48

Small business employers may contact OSHA's free and confidential On-site Consultation program to help determine whether there are hazards at their worksites and work with OSHA on correcting any identified hazards.

Consultants in this program from state agencies or universities work with employers to identify workplace hazards, provide advice on compliance with OSHA standards, and assist in establishing injury and illness prevention programs.

This e Tool* focuses on some of the hazards and controls found in the hospital setting, and describes standard requirements as well as recommended safe work practices for employee safety and health.

When the new 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code is finally adopted by the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS), there will be many changes that all healthcare organizations will need to know.

The following entries provide an explanation of most of these changes.

Patient safety is a discipline that emphasizes safety in health care through the prevention, reduction, reporting, and analysis of medical error that often leads to adverse effects.

The frequency and magnitude of avoidable adverse events experienced by patients was not well known until the 1990s, when multiple countries reported staggering numbers of patients harmed and killed by medical errors.

This e Tool* focuses on some of the hazards and controls found in the hospital setting, and describes standard requirements as well as recommended safe work practices for employee safety and health.When the new 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code is finally adopted by the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS), there will be many changes that all healthcare organizations will need to know.The following entries provide an explanation of most of these changes.Patient safety is a discipline that emphasizes safety in health care through the prevention, reduction, reporting, and analysis of medical error that often leads to adverse effects.The frequency and magnitude of avoidable adverse events experienced by patients was not well known until the 1990s, when multiple countries reported staggering numbers of patients harmed and killed by medical errors.They offered practical guidelines on how nurses can foster change, both across the profession and within their local organizations.