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Download Addressing Ligature and Suicide Risks in Healthcare Facilities Whitepaper

Addressing Ligature and Suicide Risks in Healthcare Facilities

This white paper addresses the ligature risks surveyors look for in healthcare facilities and how to conduct ligature risk assessmenst in various environments.

Patient suicide ranks among the top three sentinel events, reports The Joint Commission (TJC).

With that in mind, surveyors are taking a hard look at ligature risks, items and risk points that may be used for hanging, strangulation, or attempt of self-harm. It’s important to understand what surveyors will assess when they walk into a healthcare facility Regardless on the patient care location, a ligature risk assessment should be conducted on the environment.

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Download Rising Risks and New Demands for Emergency Preparedness in Healthcare Whitepaper

Rising Risks and New Demands for Emergency Preparedness in Healthcare

This white paper discusses lessons learned in recent years, helping healthcare organizations prepare for future disasters.

Looking at what we’ve learned from recent disaster responses, four observations stand out.

1. Emergency management sustains revenue. 

2. Just-in-time supplies are no longer sufficient.

3. Outpatient centers must stay open during disasters.

4. Hospital service offerings must match the needs of the local population.

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Download Prioritizing Healthcare Facilities Readiness Among Budget Constraints Whitepaper

Prioritizing Healthcare Facilities Readiness Among Budget Constraints

This white paper details how healthcare systems must prioritize healthcare facilities readiness as they return to normal operations post-pandemic, during a time of fiscal challenges.

Hospitals are currently facing financial challenges never experienced before. The recent pandemic has challenged healthcare systems in ways many never imagined. Many systems halted elective surgeries and other procedures for a period of time, causing tremendous damage to the bottom line. The need to quickly adapt spaces for infection control and managing an influx of highly contagious patients with extended stays resulted in unexpected expenses during a period of decreased revenues.

Hospitals with on-site facilities management teams were prepared to pivot and adapt spaces more quickly than those relying on outside contractors during a crisis when multiple facilities were looking for assistance simultaneously. Inability to quickly prepare for the influx of COVID patients forced some sites to resort to diverting some patients.

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Download COVID-19 & the Healing Environment Whitepaper

COVID-19 & the Healing Environment

This white paper details how proper planning for an emergency allowed for the continuation of hospital operations during COVID-19.

In January 2020, news of a new strain of coronavirus began to hit the news headlines. At the time, it was just background noise for most of the population, but Medxcel was already prepared to face what would become one of the greatest healthcare challenges the United States has ever faced. Our Emergency Management team of experts had plans in place and was ready to execute them when the pandemic hit the United States shores. Medxcel leaders were quoted in the media saying, “Not if, but when”.

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Download What to Ask Vendors in a Healthcare Facilities Management RFP Whitepaper

What to Ask Vendors in a Healthcare Facilities Management RFP

This white paper was designed for use with systems looking for information around designing an RFP. It features twenty essential questions healthcare facilities should consider when selecting a facilities management partner.

The landscape of healthcare has fundamentally changed over the past decade, underlining the value of dedicated facilities management teams and the importance of hospital leadership teams being in sync with their facility managers. As healthcare facilities struggle to adjust to the new normal, the choice of a facilities management partner is critical when addressing the challenges healthcare faces moving forward.

Facilities management vendors have widely varying models and expertise when it comes to staffing, standardization, technology, and the ability to quickly pivot when circumstances change and in emergencies.

To identify the best facilities management partner for your needs, start with a strong and clear request for proposal (RFP). Define your goals and identify the services and service model you need, then ask the right questions.

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Download Better Emergency Response: 8 Practices For Faster Crisis Resolution in Healthcare Environments Whitepaper

Better Emergency Response: 8 Practices For Faster Crisis Resolution in Healthcare Environments

This white paper outline practical guidelines for emergency preparedness and response, specific to the healthcare environment. We share essential practices that will save you from trouble in the future, and the mistakes that can derail your efforts, sink your profits or reputation, and put patients at risk.

The ability to respond and resolve crises with minimal loss — to people, property, productivity and profits — isn’t something healthcare facilities can afford to skimp on or put off. Rather, your organization’s ability to operate during disasters allows your facility to continue to generate revenue while serving the community during their greatest time of need

Our goal is to leave you with at least one idea you can implement immediately. With so much at stake, every improvement is another layer of protection against potentially catastrophic harm.

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Download Healing Amidst Violence: Workplace Violence & Active Shooter Planning for Healthcare Facilities Whitepaper

Healing Amidst Violence: Workplace Violence & Active Shooter Planning for Healthcare Facilities

This white paper discusses the ever-increasing threat of workplace violence and how healthcare facilities can be prepared to face the threat in their facilities.

The rise of threats makes it imperative for your organization to know and practice your response long before it’s needed. In this resource, we’ll help you understand key implementation strategies, including the use of Threat Assessment Teams, so you’re well prepared for it when the unthinkable happens.

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