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Safety blunders expose lab staff to potentially lethal diseases in UK
Exclusive: breaches investigated involve dengue virus, anthrax and other deadly pathogensSafety breaches at UK labs that handle harmful bacteria, viruses and fungi have spread infections to staff and exposed others to potentially lethal diseases, the Guardian has learned.The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has investigated a series of mistakes over the past two years that led to scientists falling ill at specialist labs run by hospitals, private companies, and even Public Health England (PHE), the government agency which exists to protect and improve the nation ’s health and wellbeing.Continue reading... (Source: G...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Infectious diseases Science Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

Safety reps honoured for ‘going beyond the call of duty’
UNISON health and safety reps “go beyond the call of duty,” general secretary Dave Prentis declared last night at the union’s Safety Rep of the Year awards. The awards ceremony at UNISON Centre in London brought together health and safety reps from across the country. The event also celebrated the positive difference 40 years of safety reps have made to ordinary people’s working lives. “Our safety reps go beyond the call of duty to keep themselves, fellow members and the workplace as a whole safer,” said Mr Prentis.“And they should be commended for that.” Margaret Davis from...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article activists h and s health and safety reps workplace reps Source Type: news

Beyond Lucid Technologies Deploys the MEDIVIEW ePCR and BEACON Prehospital Health Information Exchange in Colorado, Ohio, and Oklahoma
CONCORD, CA: Beyond Lucid Technologies, an award-winning health-and safety technology firm that makes software to connect EMS agencies and the care facility they serve, is proud to announce that in January 2018, it deployed the MEDIVIEW electronic patient care record platform (ePCR)—and its companion data access portal, the MEDIVIEW BEACON Prehospital Health Information Exchange, for export and integration of EMS data with care facilities—in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Ohio.                        The COLORADO deployments include a fire service in greater...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Beyond Lucid Technologies Tags: Operations Industry News Source Type: news

Beyond Lucid Technologies Deploys the MEDIVIEW ePCR and BEACON Prehospital Health Information Exchange in Colorado, Ohio, and Oklahoma
CONCORD, CA: Beyond Lucid Technologies, an award-winning health-and safety technology firm that makes software to connect EMS agencies and the care facility they serve, is proud to announce that in January 2018, it deployed the MEDIVIEW electronic patient care record platform (ePCR)—and its companion data access portal, the MEDIVIEW BEACON Prehospital Health Information Exchange, for export and integration of EMS data with care facilities—in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Ohio.                        The COLORADO deployments include a fire service in greater...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Beyond Lucid Technologies Tags: Operations Industry News Source Type: news

GE Healthcare launches analytics program for PyeongChang, Tokyo Olympic athletes
General Electric (NYSE:GE) said yesterday it is supplying a bespoke advanced analytics solution for both the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang this year and the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. The system, designed through a partnership with the International Olympic Committee, integrates athlete information including injuries and illness alongside venue, sport and training procedures to produce more informed treatment decisions and improve health and safety at the games. “Through digital transformation, the IOC is pursuing its mission of helping to prevent injuries among our world-class athletes. With 40 ...
Source: Mass Device - February 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Software / IT GE Healthcare Source Type: news

Stress: helping branches help our members
Members rightly look to UNISON for care and support when they experience harm from stress, but we also need to offer realistic expectations of the process for those who want to bring a claim for personal injury. The union introduced a stress claims checklist in 2017 for branches to run through with members, making sure that key criteria are fulfilled so claims with a real chance of success are put forward for Thompsons Solicitors to assess. This has helped us to focus our resources better, manage members’ expectations and streamline the process. However, the union is introducing one more change: the completed checkli...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article activists branches health and safety Key documents and tools for activists legal services Stress supporting activists Source Type: news

A novel approach to risk assessment for occupational health and safety using Pythagorean fuzzy AHP & fuzzy inference system - Ilbahar E, Kara şan A, Cebi S, Kahraman C.
Occupational health and safety involves systematic studies aimed at protecting employees from harmful conditions that might be caused by various reasons during the execution of work in the workplace. Different from the literature, in this study, a novel in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Assessing on-site construction personnel hazard perception in a Middle Eastern developing country: an interactive graphical approach - Abbas M, Mneymneh BE, Khoury H.
The construction industry is unarguably one of the most dangerous industries contributing to a high percentage of work-related injuries and fatalities. Despite various attempts at ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations and maintaining a saf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

UNISON women vote to fight for refuges
Refuge services for survivors of domestic violence have been decimated by the public-sector funding cuts, UNISON’s women’s conference heard. Data provided by 131 refuges in 2016 demonstrated that, on one day, 78 women along with their children were turned away from refuges because they could not be accommodated. A member who works for a Women’s Aid organisation said: “I have seen first hand the impact of the cuts. We have had to cut our beds from 15 to 10. “Last year we had 120 referrals including 84 children, the most common reason we couldn’t accept someone was we didn’t have the...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - February 4, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article News 2018 Women's Conference cuts domestic violence Source Type: news

Suffragette descendant addresses UNISON women
The great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst spoke of the ‘feminist moment’ we are having today, when she spioke at UNISON’s biggest ever women’s conference. Dr Helen Pankhurst told the conference in Liverpool: “2018 seems potentially as symbolically important as 1918… If we can change social norms and change legislation when it’s needed, that is when the magic happens.” Dr Pankhurst has just written a book entitled Deeds Not Words. She told delegates that during her research she found that, while there are many types of inequalities th...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - February 3, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article News 2018 Women's Conference domestic violence violence at work Source Type: news

Emotional Support Peacock And Owner Denied Entry on Recent Flight
When a recent United Airlines passenger attempted to take her emotional support peacock with her on a cross-country flight to LA, she and the bird were denied entry by the airline due to health and safety concerns. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Artist, her emotional support peacock denied entry on flight
United Airlines passenger who tried to take emotional support peacock with her on cross-country flight has it turned away by airline because of health and safety concerns (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

ESO Names Matt Walker Chief Operating Officer
AUSTIN, Texas-- ESO Solutions, Inc., the leading data and software company serving emergency medical services (EMS), fire departments and hospitals, today announced the addition of Matt Walker as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Walker will focus on the success of ESO's customers, attracting and retaining talent, acquisition integration as well as building out the processes and tools necessary to scale the business as it experiences rapid growth. "Matt brings a level of insight, business acumen and leadership expertise that will be invaluable to ESO as we realize our ambitions and deliver on our m...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 30, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Solutions Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

ESO Names Matt Walker Chief Operating Officer
AUSTIN, Texas-- ESO Solutions, Inc., the leading data and software company serving emergency medical services (EMS), fire departments and hospitals, today announced the addition of Matt Walker as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Walker will focus on the success of ESO's customers, attracting and retaining talent, acquisition integration as well as building out the processes and tools necessary to scale the business as it experiences rapid growth. "Matt brings a level of insight, business acumen and leadership expertise that will be invaluable to ESO as we realize our ambitions and deliver on our m...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 30, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Solutions Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Exploring Partnership Governance in Global Health: Proceedings of a Workshop-in Brief
To explore partnership governance in global health, the Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety held a workshop, planned by an ad hoc expert committee, on October 26th, 2017. A workshop rapporteur has prepared this proceedings-in brief as a factual summation of the session discussions. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Practice previously in ‘special measures’ now rated ‘good’ by CQC
A GP practice has managed to exit special measures after it proved to have addressed key areas of concern previously outlined by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Thornton Lodge Surgery (Dr Hafiz Rehman) in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire was deemed'inadequate' by the CQC in May 2017 after the CQC found that it had health and safety-related issues. Following a more recent inspection in November 2017, the CQC decided to improve the practice’s rating after it found proof of improvements. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 25, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick CQC Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

A novel tool for evaluating occupational health and safety performance in small and medium-sized enterprises: the case of the Quebec forestry/pulp and paper industry - Tremblay A, Badri A.
Efforts to prevent work-related injuries have met with tangible success in industrialized countries. In Quebec, workplace accidents and occupational illness have declined sharply since the end of the 1990s. However, there is still considerable room for imp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Do You Trust the Medical Profession?
A growing distrust could be dangerous to public health and safety. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DHRUV KHULLAR Tags: Medicine and Health Epidemics Conflicts of Interest Research Source Type: news

Getting to zero alcohol-impaired driving fatalities: a comprehensive approach to a persistent problem - Teutsch SM, Geller A, Negussie Y.
Alcohol-impaired driving remains the deadliest and costliest danger on U.S. roads today. Every day in the United States, 29 people die in an alcohol-impaired driving crash —one death every 49 minutes—making it a persistent public health and safety pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Running in the Cold: How to Survive and Thrive
SUNDAY, Jan. 14, 2018 -- Whether you're training for a marathon or just logging miles, cold-weather running requires some special health and safety precautions, according to a sports medicine expert. That said, it also gives you a chance to get... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Funding for gun violence research is key to the health and safety of the nation - Rajan S, Branas CC, Hargarten S, Allegrante JP.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Assessment of remaining useful life of pipelines using different artificial neural networks models - Zangenehmadar Z, Moselhi O.
Water distribution networks have a significant effect on public health and safety. Recent reports state that the 21st century is estimated to be the end of effective life for most water distribution networks in the United States. It is essential to impleme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Multi-plant emergency response for tackling major accidents in chemical industrial areas - Hosseinnia B, Khakzad N, Reniers G.
Emergency response planning for major accidents in the chemical industry is essential to protect the public and workers' health and safety, to reduce the environmental impacts, and to accelerate the resumption of normal operations. So far, much attention h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Assessment of occupational health and safety performance evaluation tools: state of the art and challenges for small and medium-sized enterprises - Tremblay A, Badri A.
Occupational health and safety (OHS) is poorer in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) than in large corporations. Fatal accidents are up to eight times more frequent in SMEs and non-fatal injuries are as much as 50% more likely to occur. In order to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Building information modeling and safety management: a systematic review - Mart ínez-Aires MD, López-Alonso M, Martínez-Rojas M.
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) in building construction remains a worldwide problem in terms of workplace injury, illness and fatality statistics. Construction Safety requires care and planning throughout the project life-cycle, from the design phase... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Is Your Child Ready for a Smartphone?
TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 -- When is it appropriate to give kids a cellphone? That depends on factors like their maturity level, their ability to follow rules at home and school, and your family's circumstances, including health and safety issues. For... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Audit Reveals Most Australian Schools Contain Asbestos
For millions of Australian parents, the biggest concern when sending their children off to school is what to pack in their lunchbox. This is hardly surprising, given their perception that schools are a safe place for children. Unfortunately, this could not be further from the truth. Many children are at risk of exposure to asbestos in aging school buildings. A recent audit of Australian schools revealed most contain some form of asbestos. In the southeastern state of Victoria alone, only 39 of the 1,440 state schools audited — or 3 percent — passed the test. Hundreds of schools in North South Wales contain asbe...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 8, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: asbestos abatement Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act asbestos in schools Australia Committee on Carcinogenicity Environmental Working Group Action Fund Health and Safety Act 2011 North South Wales Occupational Health and Safety Vict Source Type: news

Preventing Opioid Abuse Through Community Partnerships
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has awarded a total of $496,516 in grants to 63 community groups to support seven strategies to prevent opioid abuse. “These grants further our commitment to reduce the impact ofopioidabuse in Wisconsin communities, ” said Paul Krupski, DHS Director of Opioid Initiatives. “The efforts supported by these grants will protect and promote the health and safety of Wisconsin residents.” The seven strategies include:...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 5, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Tobacco shops associated with crime in urban communities of color
(University of California - Riverside) Tobacco shops, also known as smoke shops, may represent potential 'nuisance properties' in urban communities of color, a study led by a researcher at the University of California, Riverside has found. Nuisance properties are properties where unsafe activities affecting public health and safety occur repeatedly. The study focused on 2014 violent and property crime data from South Los Angeles, a large urban community whose homicide rate is nearly four times the national rate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parental Opioid Abuse: Implications for Pediatric Providers Parental Opioid Abuse: Implications for Pediatric Providers
Parental opioid abuse can have negative impacts on the health and safety of children. How might pediatric providers help address this growing problem?Journal of Pediatric Health Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Reimbursement: What Does the Future Look Like?
  January is an excellent time to take a step back and ponder our future. What issues will be challenging our leadership this year? What trends have surfaced that require our attention? We’ll start the conversation with reimbursement. Year after year, it tops the list as we continue to see revenue erosion and rising expenses. In most states, reimbursement alone is inadequate to keep pace with our increasing costs. In addition, Medicare seems to always be looking for ways to reduce our payments. Due to the Affordable Care Act, the number of people covered by Medicaid, typically a poor payer (i.e., low levels of r...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Vincent D. Robbins, FACHE, FCEMSE Tags: Columns Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

New Documentary Features San Diego Fire-Rescue NFFF Video Focuses on Health and Safety of Firefighters
When you’re the fire chief everyone expects you to have the answers. This includes your bosses in local government and most importantly the firefighters you lead. Fire chiefs tend to think they know where the fire is going, whether it’s the burning building threatening to take out the whole block or an internal crisis that presents a serious challenge for a department. In a new National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) documentary featuring San Diego Fire-Rescue, Chief Brian Fennessy talks about one critical incident the department faced where he didn’t envision the difficult path it would take. The ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 29, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

New Documentary Features San Diego Fire-Rescue NFFF Video Focuses on Health and Safety of Firefighters
When you’re the fire chief everyone expects you to have the answers. This includes your bosses in local government and most importantly the firefighters you lead. Fire chiefs tend to think they know where the fire is going, whether it’s the burning building threatening to take out the whole block or an internal crisis that presents a serious challenge for a department. In a new National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) documentary featuring San Diego Fire-Rescue, Chief Brian Fennessy talks about one critical incident the department faced where he didn’t envision the difficult path it would take. The ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 29, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Health and safety at work: analysis from the Brazilian documentary film Flesh and Bone - Mendes L, Dos Santos HB, Ichikawa EY.
The objective of this article is to make some analysis on the process of work and accidents occurring in slaughterhouses, evidenced in the Brazilian documentary film called Flesh and Bone. As such, it was necessary to discuss an alternative the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Trump Vows To Kill 50 Years Of Federal Health And Safety Protections
Going back to "the 1960 level" isn't a good thing. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Reduction of excavation face collapse risk in tunnelling - Ariani F, Baldasseroni A, Muller A, Biffino M, Matteucci A.
Two large road tunnels, recently developed near Florence, showed instabilities of the excavation face which subsequently caused sixteen collapses. Due to the risk for workers' safety, the public authority for occupational health and safety (ASL) has monito... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Decorating for Christmas Could Bring Asbestos Exposure in UK
The organization representing education worker unions in the United Kingdom has cautioned its members to avoid disturbing asbestos and endangering children when displaying Christmas decorations in school classrooms. The Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC) — through the Department of Education — issued a directive to staffs throughout the U.K., reminding them nearly 90 percent of schools still contain some toxic asbestos products. JUAC said putting staples and pins into walls or ceilings to help display holiday decorations often releases microscopic asbestos fibers that can cause serious health issues for thos...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 18, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: asbestos exposure Christmas decorations Department of Education environmental protection agency Health and Safety Executive Joint Union Asbestos Committee public schools school classrooms United Kingdom Source Type: news

ESO to Market TrackEMS System to Alert Hospitals of Incoming Critical EMS Patients
AUSTIN, Texas, December 14, 2017 -- ESO Solutions, Inc., and Innovative Communications, LLC, (InnoComm) have announced a new partnership to market TrackEMS, a system that notifies hospitals of incoming critical patients in real time, as an ESO product offering, officials with the two companies said. “With TrackEMS, paramedics and EMTs no longer need to interrupt patient care to give a radio report to the hospital about incoming patients,” said Allen Johnson, Vice President and General Manager of Analytics and Health Data Exchange at ESO. According to Johnson, TrackEMS allows delivery of critical patient info...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Solutions Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

ESO to Market TrackEMS System to Alert Hospitals of Incoming Critical EMS Patients
AUSTIN, Texas, December 14, 2017 -- ESO Solutions, Inc., and Innovative Communications, LLC, (InnoComm) have announced a new partnership to market TrackEMS, a system that notifies hospitals of incoming critical patients in real time, as an ESO product offering, officials with the two companies said. “With TrackEMS, paramedics and EMTs no longer need to interrupt patient care to give a radio report to the hospital about incoming patients,” said Allen Johnson, Vice President and General Manager of Analytics and Health Data Exchange at ESO. According to Johnson, TrackEMS allows delivery of critical patient info...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Solutions Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Supporting Obesity Prevention in Statewide Quality Rating and Improvement Systems: A Review of State Standards
Study compared states'quality rating and improvement system standards with 47 high-impact obesity prevention components inCaring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd Edition, and 6 additional topics based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention'sSpectrum of Opportunities for Obesity Prevention in the Early Care and Education Setting. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

USDA ’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Invests in the Safety, Health of Farmers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded six new grants to support farmer health and safety. These grants, funded through the Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification (YFSEC) Program and state and regional AgrAbility initiatives, aim to prevent serious injuries and fatalities associated with farming through education and support. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - December 8, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Scottsdale City Council unanimously Selects Maricopa Ambulance as Ambulance Service Partner
The Scottsdale City Council unanimously voted to select Maricopa Ambulance as its ambulance service partner on December 4 following a competitive bid process. Pending final negotiations, the three-year contract will begin in February 2018 with the option for two additional three-year renewals. “The City of Scottsdale conducted a thorough, competitive bid process that enabled the selection of the best possible service for the community,” said Maricopa Ambulance CEO Bryan Gibson. “We are proud to be trusted as Scottsdale’s emergency ambulance service provider. We look forward to partnering with the Ci...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 6, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Priority Ambulance Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Scottsdale City Council unanimously Selects Maricopa Ambulance as Ambulance Service Partner
The Scottsdale City Council unanimously voted to select Maricopa Ambulance as its ambulance service partner on December 4 following a competitive bid process. Pending final negotiations, the three-year contract will begin in February 2018 with the option for two additional three-year renewals. “The City of Scottsdale conducted a thorough, competitive bid process that enabled the selection of the best possible service for the community,” said Maricopa Ambulance CEO Bryan Gibson. “We are proud to be trusted as Scottsdale’s emergency ambulance service provider. We look forward to partnering with the Ci...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 6, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Priority Ambulance Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

CQC put Bradford practice in special measures
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has placed Park Grange Medical Centre in Bradford in special measures, following an inspection they carried out in September 2017. The CQC inspectors found that the practice presented‘extreme health and safety risk due to safety features being incomplete’. It registered ongoing building work that forced staff and patients to use a new extension. It also emerged that although staff were aware of their roles and responsibilities, some of them had not received a written contract of employment.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - December 4, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick CQC Latest News Source Type: news

Developing EMS Quality Indicators in Nordic Countries
Measuring EMS quality in the Nordic countries Nordic Collaboration Editor's note: Although we usually present a single piece of research in this column, this month we instead present an important article on efforts to benchmark EMS quality in Nordic countries-Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland. Prehospital services are in transition in the Nordic countries, with similar trends worldwide. Increase in population, longer life expectancy and a rapidly growing elderly population increase the need for healthcare, including EMS and out-of-hospital care. The percentage of growth in the number of calls to Norw...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Janne K. Kj øllesdal Tags: Operations Source Type: news

NHS trust is fined more than £300,000 for safety breaches
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust admitted failing to ensure the safety of the five elderly people following a prosecution brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

School Health Index
The School Health Index (SHI): Self-Assessment& Planning Guide 2017 is an online self-assessment and planning tool (also available in a downloadable, printable version) that schools can use to improve their health and safety policies and programs. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Project Responder 5
U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 08/2017 This 234-page document is the fifth iteration in the Project Responder series of studies. The purpose of Project Responder is to identify, validate, and prioritize capability needs for emergency response to critical incidents. The report describes how factors, including the actions of bystanders, societal perceptions of mistrust, the growing involvement of traditional and social media, and advances in technology, have changed how responders operate during routine daily events and on large-scale incidents. It includes chapters on responder health and safety, and casualty managem...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Rural Health and Safety Education Webinar Series: Combating Opioids
Webinar series focuses on opioid use prevention, capacity building, technology use, public health knowledge, and health literacy in rural counties. First webinar is on December 5, 2017 2:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Southern Health pleads guilty to third prosecution
Southern Health has pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety law after a patient died while in the trust’s care. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news