Food for Thought Leadership: Trending healthcare content to read and share

If you’re attending the 2023 Healthcare Facilities Symposium—or any other healthcare conference on the horizon—you can gain some insight into some of the formal or informal discussions sure to be heard by perusing the following curated collection of recent IMEG healthcare-related blogs, executive guides, and podcasts. 

Q&A with Leslie Curry, senior medical equipment planner

Leslie Curry is a Senior Medical Equipment Planner at IMEG. Her background in direct patient care brings a unique and essential perspective to the planning team. Leslie talks about the role of a medical equipment planner and how people from diverse backgrounds can be successful in this career.   Q: What is a medical equipment planner? 

De-escalation by Design: Making behavioral health, ER/ED facilities safer

De-escalation by Design is a security concept that creates spaces that are safe, calm, and therapeutic. It adapts tenets of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) to the indoor behavioral healthcare environment, and hospital emergency departments, to allow patients and staff dignity, respect, and agency. 

Complying with USP <800> ensures safety and reduces healthcare facility risk

By Mike Zorich  Over the past couple of years, I’ve been writing and presenting about the new United States Pharmacopeial General Chapter 800 “Hazardous Drugs – Handling in Healthcare Settings,” generally known as USP <800>. The standard is intended to protect healthcare workers and patients from harm associated with exposure to hazardous drugs, and many healthcare facilities have taken steps to