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The Joint Commission recently their 2018 Sentinel Event statistics. A total of 801 reported sentinel events were reviewed in 2018; 94 of those re...

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  • The Joint Commission
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  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting health care professionals, oncology clinical investigators and patients about the risks a...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety communication to alert health care providers and patients about cybersecurity vul...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an update on the angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) recalls including valsartan, losartan and...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

According to newly released data from The Joint Commission (TJC), patient falls have tied for the most often reported Sentinel Event in 2018, wit...

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  • The Joint Commission
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warning letters to two breast implant manufacturers for failure to comply with their requi...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

Mylan Institutional LLC is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of two lots (see table below) of Levoleucovorin Injection, 250 mg/25 mL to th...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

Cook Medical is recalling one lot of the Transseptal Needle due to a manufacturing error that resulted in some needle tips missing the back bevel...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently released updates to their Work Plan. In 2017, OIG transition from a yearly to a monthly Work P...

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  • Office of Inspector General
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging, LLC is recalling 40 repackaged lots of Losartan Tablets USP 25mg, 50mg, and 100mg to the consumer level. This re...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company, is voluntarily recalling lot numbers 79-238-EV, 79-240-EV and 80-088-EV, NDC# 0409-6625-02, of 8.4% Sodium Bicar...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission (TJC) recently released Sentinel Event statistics for 2018 and once again unintended retention of foreign objects (URFO) has...

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  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified health care providers several weeks ago about the potential for increased long-term mortality ...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission has released 2018 Sentinel Event statistics. According to TJC, a total of 801 reported sentinel events were reviewed in 2018...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have collaborated on the developmen...

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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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  • Long Term Care