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August 1, 2012

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  • FDA: Use blunt suture needles to prevent sticks

    An alert from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration puts new clout behind the push for surgeons to use blunt suture needles to close fascia and muscle and to reduce sharps injuries in the operating room.
  • Do you need to report needlesticks to the FDA?

    According to the Food and Drug Administration, user facilities must submit a medical device adverse event report to the agency and the manufacturer if a device causes or contributes to a patient death or serious injury. Manufacturers and importers must file an adverse event report if they become aware that one of their devices caused or contributed to a serious injury or death, or if a device malfunction occurred that would be likely to cause or contribute to a serious injury or death.
  • The evidence is in: Safety really does pay

    The role of government is the political question of our time. Do we have too much or too little? Is it a force of good or an obstruction? At least when it comes to occupational health and safety, two studies provide an answer: OSHA inspections reduce injuries, save money and dont hurt employment.
  • Will new hospitals have nap rooms?

    The hospital of the future may have small rooms on each floor for night shift staff to take energizing naps. With an eye on fatigue as a major safety concern, the new draft version of hospital construction guidelines includes a requirement for staff rest areas, or nap rooms.
  • Nurses push for halt to workplace bullying

    Bullying is in the headlines: Kids are standing up against bullies, schools are setting tougher rules, and documentary films reveal the pain caused by the ongoing acts of a tormentor. Now, even the caring profession is acknowledging that bullying exists among its ranks and needs to be stopped.
  • Do you have firewalls to protect EH records?

    Failure to have the right firewalls on your hospitals electronic medical record (EMR) to protect employees health information could be a violation of federal law.
  • AOHP achieves accreditation status

    AOHP achieves accreditation status