Workplace Safety

Hospitals engage in an array of collaborative activities designed to improve the quality and safety of the care they provide. A safe practice environment for staff, patients and families is imperative to the delivery of quality care.

These AHA organizations help improve quality and safety in hospitals and health systems across the nation. Explore their resources:

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AHA divisions devoted to advancing workforce issues:

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Jun 1, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a laboratory alert concerning the production of cyanide gas when molecular transport media is exposed to bleach.
Feb 7, 2020
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) in June 2019 released several new and revised pharmacy compounding standards. Specifically, USP published the final revised version of general chapter (Pharmaceutical Compounding of Sterile Preparations) to accompany the previous released general chapter (…
Aug 26, 2019
The new USP Monograph and Risk Readiness Checklist Bundle developed by American Society for Health Care Engineering and the American Society for Health Care Risk Management discusses the physical environment provisions of USP and is primarily intended for the use of health care facility managers…
Feb 12, 2019
Everyone plays a role in risk management. This presentation will identify current or future volunteer opportunities. Four real-life healthcare scenarios will be discussed and the risks associated with these probable situations will be identified and discussed. Audience participation is strongly…
Nov 30, 2018
AHA today urged the United States Pharmacopeial Convention to delay by at least 18 months the effective dates for its general chapter pharmaceutical compounding and general chapter hazardous drug handling in health care settings, as well as proposed revisions to general chapter .
Aug 8, 2018
Nearly two-thirds of health care leaders believe that by 2023 their organization will have made facility improvements to enhance patient/staff safety.
Apr 17, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration today released a plan to improve medical device safety.
Jan 19, 2018
The app helps first responders recognize signs and symptoms associated with eight potential bioterrorism agents, and more.