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FDA Updates
03/02/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Medtronic Recalls HVAD Pump Implant Kits Du...

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

DNV GL Healthcare, USA, Inc. accredited and certified organizations should be aware that, effective March 1, 2021, the accreditation organization...

Sources:
  • National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (DNV)
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Behavioral Health

The Joint Commission (TJC) is reminding healthcare organizations of the upcoming dates, announced by the Global Enteral Device Suppliers Association, ...

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

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Technical Resources, Ass...

Sources:
  • Department of Health and Human Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
02/25/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Unused Valiant Navion Thoracic Stent Graft ...

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

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released new guidance on mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the wor...

Sources:
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
02/23/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: EMBLEM S-ICD (Subcutaneous Implantable Card...

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

As StayAlert! reported in January, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced hospital survey limitations intended to assist ...

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

As StayAlert! previously reported, the Joint Commission (TJC) has made changes to the Environment of Care and Life Safety Chapters for their Behaviora...

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

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Secretary Norris Cochran declared a public health emergency for the state of Texas on Fe...

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  • Department of Health and Human Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a bulletin outlining a limited waiver of HIPPA sanctions and...

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

On January 20, 2021 the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a memorandum outlining revised hospital survey priorities amid ...

Sources:
  • National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (DNV)
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Advisory addressing extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Salmonella&nbs...

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

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is increasing evidence that some racial and ethnic minority groups are being ...

Sources:
  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing new guidance for visitation in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with ...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Community Mental Health Centers,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Behavioral Health