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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation t...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
06/24/2022

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: BD Announces Voluntary Recall on Intraosseo...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission (TJC) has published Sentinel Event 65, addressing the patient safety issue of diagnostic overshadowing among groups experiencing ...

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  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission has approved several new and revised Emergency Management chapter standards, applicable to their Hospital and Critical Acces...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

As StayAlert! has previously reported, The U.S Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tracking multiple cases of monkeypox that have been ...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission (TJC) recently published Quick Safety 65, which reviews safety considerations for  commercially prepared sterile supplies an...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Urgent Care,
  • Dialysis Facilities,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Office-Based Surgery,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Rural Health Clinics
FDA Updates
06/17/2022

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Mod...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission is seeking comment on proposed new and revised requirements related to emergency management surge management. The new requirement...

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  • The Joint Commission,
  • Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through its Office for Civil Rights (OCR), has issued new guidance on how covered health ...

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  • Department of Health and Human Services
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently posted updated information about Monkeypox transmission. According to the CDC, ...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

United States Representatives Dean and Bucshon have introduced the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act. This bill, modeled a...

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  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently made updates to the regulatory tags and interpretive guidelines to reflect seve...

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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers

Last week was filled with unsettling news for healthcare organizations. A shooting at a medical center in Tulsa, OK, was allegedly carried out by a pa...

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  • Miscellaneous,
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
06/07/2022

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Philips Respironics Recalls All V60 and V60 Plus ...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

National Time Out Day is on June 8th and is intended to bring attention to the serious issue of wrong site surgery. The surgical time out is designed ...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Office-Based Surgery