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What’s it take to get a decent night’s sleep in a hospital?

February 7, 2013

Anyone who's had a hospital stay knows the beeping monitors, the pagers and phones, the hallway chatter, the roommate, even the squeaky laundry carts all make for a not-so-restful place to heal. Hospitals need a prescription for quiet, and new research suggests it may not be easy to tamp down all the noise for a good night's sleep.


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Shootings in U.S. hospitals rare but shooter typically "determined"

September 27, 2012

While shootings in U.S. hospitals typically generate widespread media publicity, the likelihood of being shot in a hospital is less than the chance of getting struck by lightning, according to Johns Hopkins research.


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Unsafe conditions found at Northern Cal veterans hospitals

May 31, 2012

OSHA issued 30 notices of unsafe and unhealthful working conditions for violations found during inspections of four U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities.


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Assaults on employees lead to OSHA fines for health care facility

May 3, 2012

The beating of a worker at a Wisconsin specialty hospital was only the tip of the iceberg, according to OSHA investigators,who discovered that staff members at the facility had been assaulted numerous times.


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Study: Needlestick safety act dramatically decreased sharps injuries

March 9, 2012

The Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act (NSPA) signed into law in 2000 was followed by a 38% drop in sharps injuries among hospital employees, according to a new study reported on in the New England Journal of Medicine.


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California Dept. of Mental Health violates Cal/OSHA order to increase staff

Layoffs counter plan to curb patient attacks on staff
March 6, 2012

In its final days of existence, the California Department of Mental Health (DMH) is disregarding the rule of law where worker safety is concerned.


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U.S. health care spending increases -- slowly

January 18, 2012

U.S. health care spending experienced historically low rates of growth in 2009 and 2010 according to the annual report of national health expenditures (NHE) published in the January issue of the journal Health Affairs.


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Study shows link between patient handling and musculoskeletal injuries

January 16, 2012

The majority of musculoskeletal injuries in a hospital setting were caused by patient handling, according to recent study reported in Occupational & Environmental medicine.


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Study: Shift schedules not as unhealthy as they used to be

Hormone changes can be minimized
September 30, 2011

Recent changes in how shift work is scheduled may help reduce the health risks faced by people who worked certain shifts in the past, a new study suggests.


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