Respirator fit testing – OSHA and L&I allow for “just in time” fit testing

With the surge in employees needing to wear protective face pieces, or respirators, it is still vitally important to follow the interim guidelines approved by both Washington State Labor and Industries and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.... Read More >>

Feedback requested on Bree Collaborative report

Your feedback is requested on the Bree Collaborative’s draft Long-Term Opioid Therapy Report and Recommendations. ... Read More >>

Quickly changing status of COVID-19

While the counties in the Puget Sound region are at the center of the COVID-19 outbreak, the impact is being felt across the state.... Read More >>

Coordinating PPE donations and avoiding unscrupulous sellers

WSHA has partnered with the dental, veterinarian, builders, and life sciences associations to get supplies donated to hospitals.... Read More >>

National emergency declaration provides flexibility the health system needs as patient care demands increase

Today’s declaration of a national emergency related to the COVID-19 outbreak is welcome news to Washington’s hospitals.... Read More >>

MultiCare Deaconess Hospital over one year without any CAUTI infection

MultiCare Deaconess Hospital continues to be a high achiever with over one year and 2 months without a single CAUTI infection. MultiCare Deaconess’s success is based on using AHRQ’s (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP). ... Read More >>

Announcement from Washington Patient Safety Coalition: 18th Annual Northwest Patient Safety conference to continue

The Washington Patient Safety Coalition has asked WSHA to help spread the word that the 18th Annual Northwest Patient Safety conference will continue as planned. ... Read More >>

Ask for stories: How has the ACA impacted your life?

The Community Health Network of Washington/Community Health Plan of Washington is preparing to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ... Read More >>

Insurance Commissioner issues emergency order requiring temporary COVID-19 benefit changes

This morning the Washington State Insurance Commissioner issued an emergency order requiring temporary benefit modifications related to the COVID-19 outbreak. ... Read More >>

PeaceHealth sees reduction in staff injuries from patients with cognitive disabilities

Mullane Harrington, a clinical nurse educator at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, has spent the last three years championing and developing a new training program to care for patients with cognitive impairments or disabilities.... Read More >>

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