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FDA Updates
12/01/2023

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Becton Dickinson (BD) Recalls Alaris Infusion Pum...

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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the 2022 National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Progres...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals
FDA Updates
11/28/2023

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Antiseizure Medicines Keppra, Keppra XR, El...

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

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a new memorandum with two EMTALA pre-survey reminders and references for use b...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Rural Emergency Hospitals,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General has issued a fraud alert for consumers about remote patient monitor...

Sources:
  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Office of Inspector General
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
11/22/2023

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Bayer Issues Voluntary Recall Nationwide of...

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

The Joint Commission recently announced a change to Medical Staff Standard 06.01.05, Element of Performance 6, effective immediately. This change is a...

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

On November 15, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule implementing portions of section 6101 of the Affor...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care
FDA Updates
11/17/2023

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Kilitch Healthcare India Limited Issues Voluntary...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
11/17/2023

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: KinderFarms, LLC Voluntarily Recalling all Kinder...

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

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has published, in conjunction with over 35 federal agencies, a revamped Language Access Plan. Accordi...

Sources:
  • Department of Health and Human Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
MRI Safety
11/15/2023

California OSHA recently issued a fine to Kaiser Permanente - Redwood City after concluding an investigation into an MRI accident that injured a nurse...

Sources:
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Alert to inform health care professionals that multiple states have repo...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that the number of babies born with syphilis in the United States is increasing...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Rural Emergency Hospitals,
  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) published updates to the USP 797 on compounding sterile preparations in November 2022. Among the revisions are update...

Sources:
  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Pharmacy