Washington State First to Demand Personal Protection Equipment for Handling of Chemotherapy Drugs

Posted by Jonathan Johnson on 5/27/2012
As of late April, 2012, Washington State became the first state in the U.S. to adopt strict workplace safety rules for healthcare workers involved in the handling and administration of chemotherapy and other hazardous drugs.

2012 National Patient Safety Goals from the Joint Commission

Posted by Jonathan Johnson on 5/17/2012
Accredidation by the Joint Commission is contingent upon a specific health organization meeting a variety of standards. Those elements include whether or not the health entity is compliant in achieving patient safety goals. To help health providers understand those goals, the commission annually releases a variety of publications.