Hospital Safety

Hospital Safety Manual


The Joint Commission stipulates seven management plans for hospital accreditation. One of the seven is safety. Safety includes a range of hazards including mishaps, injuries on the job, and patient care hazards. The most common safety mishaps are "needle-sticks" (staff accidentally stick themselves with a needle) or patient injury during care. As a manager, ensure all staff and patients are safe within the facility.

Note: it’s everyone’s responsibility!

There are several meetings that medical equipment managers are required to attend as the organizations technical representative. The following are:

• Patient Safety

• Environment of Care

• Space Utilization Committee

• Equipment Review Board

• Infection Control (optional)