A web-based survey conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found that a perceived management commitment to safety was linked to a better use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and engineering controls to reduce the likelihood of health care professionals experiencing spills, leaks or skin contact during the administration of liquid antineoplastic drugs (AD).
Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital (Turks and Caicos is an archipelago of 40 low-lying coral islands in the Atlantic Ocean, a British Overseas Territory southeast of the Bahamas) has implemented a revised program of best practices in fall prevention to help minimize the incidence and severity of falls.
Statistics show an alarming prevalence of falls in nursing homes: • The largest single cause of falls among the elderly, at 36 percent, of potentially preventable hospital emergency room visits made by nursing home residents is injury due to a fall. • Deaths, sometimes even wrongful deaths, of approximately 1,800 nursing home residents each year can be attributed to fall-related injuries.
The Granite State is tops and the Land of Enchantment isn’t so enchanting when it comes to kids’ wellbeing, according to a new study which looked at data across all U.S. states to determine which are the healthiest for children.
A sudden catastrophic loss of heart function, or cardiac arrest, occurred significantly less among adults who acquired health insurance via the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
“Americans with heart disease and stroke will not get the affordable, accessible and adequate coverage they need under the House proposal to overhaul the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As many as 15 million individuals could lose their coverage under this draft legislation, according to multiple estimates."