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In advance of the approaching holiday season, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is urging nursing home staff, residents and visit...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care

The Joint Commission (TJC) has released a new education campaign intended to assist patients advocate for safer surgery. According to TJC, while in mo...

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

Today kicks off U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week 2020 (USAAW) aimed at raising awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of ap...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a scientific brief on the community use of cloth masks to control the spread o...

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

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released guidance for CMS Locations (formerly known as CMS Regional Office) and CLI...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Clinical Lab
FDA Updates
11/13/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updates and activities: Cook Medical Recalls Fixed Core Wire Guides, Due to Device Damage from a Manufa...

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

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued guidance on high-flow nasal cannulation as a non-invasive resuscitation therapy for ...

Sources:
  • Department of Health and Human Services
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces is fundamental to reduce p...

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

The Joint Commission has released their 2021 National Patient Safety Goals. The purpose of TJC’s National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) is to impr...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
11/11/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updates and activities: Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse USP, 0.12% by Lohxa: Recall - Due to Microbi...

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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its COVID-19 related interim infection prevention and control recommendations fo...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
11/07/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updated and activities: FDA Takes Efforts to Protect Patients from Potentially Harmful Compounded Drugs...

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

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has settled its tenth enforcement action in its HIPAA Righ...

Sources:
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued respiratory protection guidance focused on p...

Sources:
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care
FDA Updates
11/04/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updates and activities: Potential for False Positive Results with Antigen Tests for Rapid Detection of ...

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