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The Joint Commission has issued a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) providing clarification on the responsibilities of leadership in providing acce...

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

Allergan plc has announced a voluntary worldwide recall of BIOCELL® textured breast implants and tissue expanders. Allergan is taking this a...

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

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is tracking the progress of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursin...

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

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) MLN Matter Article, New MBI: Get It. Use It offers helpful information for understanding and...

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

Maquet/Datascope is recalling all Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps (IABPs) due to reports of the IABP batteries failing to hold a charge, stopping unex...

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

Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets, USP, 3 mg/ 0.02mg, 28x3 Bli...

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

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety communication to inform health care providers and the public that the agency has ...

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

The Joint Commission recently clarified leadership responsibilities for identifying available opioid treatment programs for referral, as required...

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

Bayer is voluntarily recalling two lots of Kogenate® FS antihemophilic factor (recombinant) 2000 IU vials in the United States to the patien...

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

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its July 2019 Work Plan update. Below is a summary of the update for this month: Qua...

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  • Office of Inspector General
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

Becton Dickinson (BD) is recalling Alaris Infusion Sets, due to the potential for faster than expected delivery of medication (over-infusion) or ...

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) has published Quick Safety Issue 50 addressing nurse burnout. According to TJC, organizations have a responsibility to...

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

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a final rule, “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Revision of Requirem...

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

The Centers for Medicare (CMS) has issued a proposed rule, “Medicare & Medicaid Programs; Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities: R...

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

Teleflex is recalling the Neonatal ConchaSmart Breathing Circuit with Dual Heated Limb and ConchaSmart Column due to complaints of cracks being o...

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