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Institute for Safe Medical Practices (ISMP) has issued a safety alert about reports of cardboard cases labeled “Isoflurane USP 100 mL” by ...

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  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Office-Based Surgery,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Rural Health Clinics

DNV Healthcare recently released an Advisory Notice to provide information on quality and safety considerations for the use of block charting during r...

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  • National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (DNV)
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  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

According to a new alert from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. blood supply is safer than it has ever been. However, ...

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  • Food and Drug Administration,
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Urgent Care,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Office-Based Surgery

According to a new study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, children and adolescents who received a COVID-19 vaccination following multis...

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  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The Joint Commission (TJC) has announced that, effective July 1, 2023, Leadership standard LD.04.03.08, requiring organizations to addresses health ca...

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  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Behavioral Health - Outpatient,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Behavioral Health - Inpatient

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), Safeguarding th...

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  • Department of Health and Human Services
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission (TJC) has issued a clarification for the new healthcare equity standard LD.04.03.08, that is effective January 1, 2023. The new s...

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  • The Joint Commission
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission has announced that, effective February 19, 2023, the term “licensed independent practitioner” will be eliminated from...

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  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals
FDA Updates
12/27/2022

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Daptomycin for Injection 500 mg/vial and Da...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

Wishing you a joyous holiday season with peace and good health in the New Year. Happy Holidays from MCN Healthcare’s StayAlert! Team...

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  • Miscellaneous
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Advisory to notify clinicians and public health authorities of a recent incre...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Rural Health Clinics
FDA Updates
12/23/2022

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Certain Reworked Philips Respironics Trilog...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission has announced that the agency is eliminating 168 standards (14%) and revising 14 other standards across its accreditation program...

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  • The Joint Commission
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

This fall has seen multiple new COVID-19 vaccine booster approvals and updated recommendations for COVID-19 vaccination. The following is a summary of...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
12/20/2022

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Arrow International, LLC, a Subsidiary of T...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations