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Facility Risk Assessment for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program

Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program 2018, for each identified at-risk location, the following information shall be considered in the risk assessment and made available to the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).

Violence in the workplace

How to protect yourself, treat and decontaminate your patients.

Teaching safe stretcher operations right the first time

There are many components of safe patient handling, such as, a review of proper body mechanics, choosing the right equipment, lifting techniques, and employee wellness that must be covered first.

Simply safe

A recent NIOSH study revealed that health care workers were not using respiratory protection properly. 98 hospitals and 1,500 personnel were involved. Personnel were watched while putting on and taking off respiratory protection.

Does marijuana confuse you

The Workers Compensation Research Institute published as study last May that was based on 264,000 workers’ compensation claims. The study population was in 25 states. There were 1.5 million prescriptions associated with the claims.

Holiday reminder: careful with alcohol

Consider your approach to alcohol consumption as a personal health behavior.

Flu safety measures

Recommendations for healthcare workers

FDA recalls and updates

Recalls recently issued by the FDA.

O as in obese

Obesity related healthcare costs will increase from $48 to $66 billion per year by 2030

Suffering from burnout? A little bit of kindness can go a long way

The most common causes for leaving EMS: burnout, which occurs when idealistic professionals work hard, but were not given adequate resources to do their jobs well.