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Dark cloud, silver lining for H1N1

Well, the H1N1 swine flu panic seems to be subsiding somewhat, though I have no doubt that many of you are still managing the worried well to one degree or another (please let us know how you’re doing – shoot me a message on the blog, it’s your community and we want to know you’re keeping the faith).

That said, I have the good fortune this week to be spending some time in the Orlando area and I think there may be a bit of silver lining [more]

Five reasons to attend the Hospital Safety Center Symposium

Hello, it’s Scott Wallask logging in. There’s still time to make plans to attend the 3rd Annual Hospital Safety Center Symposium May 14-15 in Las Vegas, and to nudge those of you on the fence, here are five great reasons to join us: [more]

With emergency inventory planning, don’t just focus on the numbers

Maintaining an accurate inventory of resources and assets for disaster planning is clearly an important process because you need to know what your capacities are during emergencies.

What this requires is a thoughtful process for managing the inventory during an emergency. It’s not so much about knowing [more]

Want to help me out at the Hospital Safety Center Symposium?

I can’t help but think that my blog session at the 3rd Annual Hospital Safety Center Symposium may in fact generate further blog postings. A vicious circle, say I, but how vicious? That will be yours to say . . .

That said, in the spirit of the new season (admittedly that’s a stretch, but stretching is what we, as safety professionals, do best), if any one out there in the blogosphere would like to suggest [more]

I think the new couch looks best over by the wall… on second thought, maybe in front of that window…

Well, the never-ending drama of now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t in the world of strategic compliance marches on. Fortunately, my brothers and sisters in safety, the announcement of revised Joint Commission standards is virtually without impact for you (unless of course, you were otherwise occupied when these “changes” first graced our world — if you were, good on you, they’re just as meaningless as they were then).

I’ll default to my CMS logic in noting that none of the changes should have been a surprise to anyone being accredited for the purposes of bellying up to the Medicare/Medicaid bar. These were existing requirements, and, oddly enough, very much in keeping with an appropriately managed, comprehensive safety program, which I know you have because you tune into this blog on a regular basis (I certainly hope it helps, at any rate). [more]

Clean up cardboard boxes frequently to limit fire risks

As to the life safety implications of cardboard boxes, they are indeed made of a combustible material and we should do everything we can to minimize their presence, especially for extended periods of time.

Waste removal processes for cardboard should be effective. While there is no specific time measure, it’s generally demonstrable when the waste removal process is not working properly.

I’m talking blog at our Hospital Safety Center Symposium

Exhalation, exultation — we are but a mere two months away from HCPro’s 3rd Annual Hospital Safety Center Symposium (it’s May 14-15 in Las Vegas), where I’ll be helming a session that focuses on, of all things, this very blog (which, in and of itself, considers all things).

My good friend and partner in rhyme, Scott Wallask, and I have been exhaustively reviewing posts from the past year or so that have generated more than a modicum of interest, either [more]

Use our sample letter to get to the Hospital Safety Center Symposium

dear-bossHi folks, it’s Scott Wallask. Since last fall, I’ve been working on pulling together the various pieces of our 3rd Annual Hospital Safety Symposium May 14-15 in Las Vegas, so I’m eager to have all of you attend the show.

I know hospital training and travel budgets are hurting these days, yet I truly believe our symposium has an important line-up with great speakers, all packed into a day-and-a-half agenda. I’ve attached a letter that may help convince your boss to let you come the symposium [more]

Download a free form now at the Hospital Safety Center

Hi folks, it’s Scott Wallask again. I wanted to quickly let you know that the Hospital Safety Center is currently featuring a free form to download. [more]

Training for gun incidents, from the latest Briefings on Hospital Safety

Hi folks, it’s Scott Wallask logging on today. Given that most hospitals aren’t using metal detectors at the entrance, it’s not a surprise that some visitors enter the facility carrying guns.

In the p. 1 story of our March issue of Briefings on Hospital Safety [more]