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Hospital Safety

Hospital Safety Manual

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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)

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