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The Joint Commission (TJC) has announced that, effective immediately, element of performance (EP) 15 for Human Resources (HR) standard HR.01.05.0...

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

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking comment on their proposed rule designed to improve patients’ access to...

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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting patients and health care professionals to Macleods Pharmaceuticals’ voluntary recall ...

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) recently announced new and revised antimicrobial stewardship requirements for accredited ambulatory care organizations...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Care

Teleflex Incorporated has announced a worldwide recall of certain lots of Hudson RCI Sheridan Endotracheal Tubes. Product sizes 6.0, 6.5, 7.0, 7....

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

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently released updates to their work plan. In 2017, OIG transitioned from a yearly to a monthly Work...

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

Infusion Options Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of all sterile products within expiry to the hospital level. These products are being rec...

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

Teleflex Medical is recalling multiple models of the Hudson RCI Sheridan and Sheridan Endotracheal Tubes due to complaints of the Sheridan connec...

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) has released a new element of performance (EP) in their Life Safety Chapter that is effective January 1, 2020. This ne...

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

GE Healthcare has issued a recall for all Giraffe Warmers and Panda iRes Warmers. This voluntary field corrective action is being initiated after...

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

Premier Pharmacy Labs is voluntarily recalling all unexpired products, intended to be sterile, due to a lack of sterility assurance. The Unexpire...

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

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is informing health care professionals of the Class I Recall of Cook Incorporated Advance Enforcer 35 Focal...

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

The Joint Commission recently issued a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about their requirement under National Patient Safety Goal.15.01.02, Elem...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Hospitals,
  • Behavioral Health

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety communication about the risk of bacterial infections caused by multi-drug resistant...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Office-Based Surgery

The Joint Commission has issued a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) addressing which anticoagulants are included under NPSG.03.05.01. A...

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