Tag: hospital safety

The Joint Commission Issues New Alert on Violence Against Health Care Workers

The Joint Commission has issued a new Sentinel Event Alert during Workplace Violence Awareness Month to help health care workers in hospitals and other health care settings recognize violence from patients and visitors, become prepared to handle it, and more effectively address the aftermath. To help address these contributing factors, the alert provides seven actions suggested by The Joint Commission.

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UK Hospital Reduces Norovirus Outbreaks with Superbug-killing Technology

Bioquell announced that a hospital in England has used its superbug-killing technology to reduce infections of norovirus, an extremely contagious pathogen, by 91%. The hospital reportedly implemented a multidimensional quality improvement initiative incorporating the company's automated room disinfection technology and better training for hospital staff to curtail infections.