TJC Sentinel Event Alert - Preventing infection from the misuse of vials
Thousands of patients have been adversely affected by the misuse of single-dose/single-use and multiple-dose vials. Adverse events caused by this misuse have occurred in both inpatient and outpatient settings, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
CDC Health Advisory
Guidance to US Clinicians Regarding New WHO Polio Vaccination Requirements for Travel by Residents of and Long-term Visitors to Countries with Active Polio Transmission.
CDC Health Advisory: First case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection confirmed in the United States
FDA Provides Update on Saline Drug Shortage
Intravenous Solution Shortage: Conservation Strategies
(Compiled by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the University of Utah Drug Information Service, March 20, 2014)
FDA approves new hand-held auto-injector to reverse opioid overdose - Press Release
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is providing a free online course for healthcare workers to better understand the scope and nature of violence against healthcare workers. The course can be found at this link: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/violence/training_nurses.html