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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Apr 23, 2019
The nurses and caregivers in our health care system are on the front lines of care, serving a special note that mandates a high standard of care to ensure a safe patient culture.
Apr 22, 2019
Communicating internally and externally is one of the most difficult, yet critical, responsibilities leaders face. As our nation learned during Hurricane Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Ebola outbreak in Africa and other major crises, frequent communication and full disclosure is essential…
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.
Jan 18, 2018
The National Fire Protection Association is accepting comments through Feb. 23 on a provisional preparedness and response standard for active shooter and other hostile events.
Dec 11, 2017
Workforce Center Senior Director Veronika Riley sits down with Joyce Bulman, Vice President, Clinical Operations at Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, Arizona to discuss the challenges and issues home health care providers face in regards to violence and best practices to mitigate this violence.…