Ken Blackwell, LSCS, CHSP, Joins Compass Clinical Consulting

Ken Blackwell, LSCS, CHSP, Joins Compass Clinical Consulting

Compass is pleased to announce that Ken Blackwell, LSCS, CHSP, has joined the firm as a Senior Consultant, with a focus on Life Safety and the Environment of Care. A former Joint Commission surveyor, Ken has surveyed nearly 600 healthcare organizations, including military hospitals and Veterans Health Administration facilities. He brings to Compass nearly 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, with expertise in the accreditation and regulatory standards and a commitment to continuous quality improvement.

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The Future of Infection Prevention:  Looking Ahead to Improve Patient Outcomes and Decrease Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs)

The Future of Infection Prevention: Looking Ahead to Improve Patient Outcomes and Decrease Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs)

As infection prevention challenges evolve—such as emerging infectious organisms and resistance—healthcare organizations must focus on preventing hospital acquired infections and ensuring better patient outcomes. To achieve these goals, Infection Prevention professionals must be involved in all decisions affecting the delivery of patient care. Healthcare is ever-changing, and innovative approaches are critical as we look to the future of infection prevention.

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Workplace Violence: Sentinel Event Alert 59

Workplace Violence: Sentinel Event Alert 59

About 75% of workplace assaults occur in the healthcare and social service sector each year, and healthcare workers are four times more likely than others to take time off because of violence-related injuries. The Joint Commission is the latest healthcare heavy-hitter to call for better protections, announcing the creation of Sentinel Event Alert (SEA) 59, which addresses violence—physical and verbal—against healthcare workers.

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