The June 14th 2017 tragedy involving London‘s Grenfell Tower has brought the problem of high rise buildings clad in combustible exterior walls to the forefront of mainstream media. One of the most prevalent hazards associated with any high-rise building is the potential for vertical fire spread. This potential exists due to fire‘s inherent behavior of spreading rapidly through combustible material in a vertical array. Vertical fire spread was amplified at Grenfell due to the combustible cladding and the combustibility of the insulation and framing behind it.
This expertise publication from Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' Risk Engineering Services team provides an analysis of the Grenfell Tower loss, along with expert risk management insights on mitigating loss in high-rise buildings. Download a copy "Combustible Exterior Cladding on High Rise Buildings – A Global Concern."
By the age of 65, it is estimated that 75% of physicians in low-risk specialties and 99% in high-risk specialties will have experienced a lawsuit. OB/GYNS are among the most likely to be sued among all physicians. Keeping pace with obstetrics patient safety science and risk mitigation strategies is challenging yet essential for promoting the best clinical outcomes.Learn more
Patient suicide is a significant problem for healthcare organizations. Inpatient suicides are devastating for friends and family of the individual, and can be traumatic for both healthcare providers and other patients in the vicinity of the incident. Hospitals assume a variety of high costs associated with poor suicide risk detection and subsequent completed suicides within 72 hours of hospital discharge. This webinar will discuss the history of the 2016 Joint Commission mandate for universal suicide risk screening, as well as current directions related to the recommendation. Assessment options for imminent suicide risk, safety recommendations for at-risk patients, and best practices associated with post-discharge care will be addressed. After attending this webinar participants should be able to identify a variety of procedures for improving patient safety related to self-harm behaviors in healthcare settings.Learn more
Sexual abuse in healthcare is more common than you might think, and healthcare professionals are in a particularly powerful position when treating patients. This presentation will explore the prevalence of sexual abuse committed by healthcare and allied professionals, and the potential liability faced by the facilities that employ such professionals. We will provide risk management strategies for preventing sexual abuse lawsuits and provide tips on how to handle such cases should they occur.Learn more