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Last week StayAlert! reported on the new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) which is int...

Sources:
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is reminding nursing homes of their obligation to report COVID-19 vaccination rates.  On May ...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued interim guidance for the evaluation and care of patients with post-COVID conditio...

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

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is highlighting the results of a new AHRQ-funded study published in Hospital Pediatrics. Accordi...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission,
  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care
FDA Updates
06/16/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Philips Issues a Recall Notification to Mit...

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

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed a new emergency temporary standard (ETS) to...

Sources:
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Advisory to notify clinicians and caregivers about increased interseason...

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) has issued Quick Safety #59, Addressing Safe Patient Use of Insulin Pumps and CGM Devices During Hospitalization. According...

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

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is aware of the likelihood that cyber threat actors are attempting to exploit CVE-2021-219...

Sources:
  • Office of Inspector General
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission (TJC) recently issued an FAQ addressing the practice of auto-verification for medication orders in hospitals and critical access ...

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) has released a new resource to assist organizations focus on health inequality and implicit bias.  A series of case st...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission,
  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The White House has issued a new memo, What We Urge You To Do To Protect Against The Threat of Ransomware, that underscores the recent increase in ran...

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  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
06/03/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: FDA Publishes Draft Guidance on Oral Drug P...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
06/02/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Sterilization Issues with Medical Devices P...

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

A new study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and their colleagues has found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, ...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration,
  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Clinical Lab