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ISMP publishes new perioperative medication safety guidelines

Editor's Note The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) on August 11 announced the publication of its first set of safe practice guidelines to support perioperative medication safety in hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and other procedural locations. The new guidelines: Address best practices related to labeling and storage of perioperative…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 18, 2022
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FDA: Class I recall of BD Intraosseous Infusion System

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 11 classified the recall by Becton Dickinson (BD) of its Intraosseous Infusion System, which includes Intraosseous Needle Set Kits, Intraosseous Manual Driver Kits, and Intraosseous Powered Drivers, as Class I, the most serious. The recall was initiated for three separate…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 11, 2022
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Senate passes healthcare bill including drug price reforms

Editor's Note On Sunday, August 7, the Senate passed a spending bill allocating billions of dollars to climate reform and healthcare focused programs, including provisions that give “Medicare the power to negotiate drug prices for a small subset of drugs” and extend “enhanced Affordable Care Act subsidies” for 3 years,…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
August 9, 2022
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ECRI announces 2022 Healthcare Supply Chain Excellence Award winners

Editor's Note On August 3, ECRI announced the winners of its eleventh annual Healthcare Supply Chain Excellence Award. The award recognizes healthcare organizations that achieve excellence in overall spend management and that adopt best practice solutions into their supply chain processes. The eleven winners are: Broward Health, Fort Lauderdale, Florida…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 4, 2022
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New COVID-19 booster shots to be offered in September

Editor's Note The Biden administration will begin a COVID-19 booster campaign for revamped vaccines in September, the New York Times July 28 reports. This new booster is predicted to provide more extensive protection against the Omicron subvariants. Federal officials made the decision that individuals over 50 and those over 12…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
August 2, 2022
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AHA releases part 2 of 3-part workforce guide series

Editor's Note The American Hospital Association (AHA) released part two of a three-part series of its workforce guide focused on strategies, resources, and case studies from hospitals and other health systems, Becker’s Hospital Review July 29 reports. The report, released July 27, is intended to help hospitals and health system…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
August 2, 2022
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FDA: Hospira recalls one lot of Propofol

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on July 13, posted a nationwide recall by Hospira Inc (a Pfizer Company) of one lot (DX9067) of Propofol Injectable Emulsion, USP (containing Benzyl alcohol), 100 mL single patient use glass fliptop vial. The recall was initiated because of visible particulate observed…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 2, 2022
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FDA: Class I recall of Covidien’s Palindrome, Mahurkar hemodialysis catheters

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on July 28 identified the recall by Covidien, LLC (Medtronic) of its Palindrome and Mahurkar hemodialysis catheters as Class I, the most serious. The recall was initiated because of a catheter hub defect that connects both extension catheters. There is a potential…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 1, 2022
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HHS offers tips to protect from web application attacks in healthcare

Editor's Note The US Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) released a new brief offering tips on how to protect healthcare organizations from basic web application attacks, the American Hospital Association (AHA) July 26 reports. These attacks target patient portals and expose patient…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
July 28, 2022
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HHS announces reclassification of ASPR

Editor’s Note US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra has advanced the existing Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) from a staff division to an operating division, using the new name of the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR). ASPR is…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
July 28, 2022
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