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FDA Updates
06/29/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Jelco Hypodermic Needle-Pro Fixed Needle In...

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

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requires facilities to report work-related COVID-19 fatali...

Sources:
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
06/28/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Sponsor Responsibilities - Safety Reporting Requi...

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

As StayAlert! has previously reviewed, CMS regulations for Emergency Preparedness (EP) require facilities to conduct exercises to test the facility&rs...

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

The Joint Commission has issued new and revised requirements related to sprinkler heads in order to better align their standards with National Fire Pr...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Behavioral Health - Inpatient,
  • Hospice

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed a new tool to help primary care practices screen and refer patients for ...

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  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office

Within OSHA’s new Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) is a new requirement for organizations to implement a mini respiratory protection program.&...

Sources:
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
06/22/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Smiths Medical Issues Worldwide Notificatio...

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

Last week StayAlert! reported on the new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) which is int...

Sources:
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is reminding nursing homes of their obligation to report COVID-19 vaccination rates.  On May ...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued interim guidance for the evaluation and care of patients with post-COVID conditio...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
06/16/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Philips Issues a Recall Notification to Mit...

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

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is highlighting the results of a new AHRQ-funded study published in Hospital Pediatrics. Accordi...

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

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed a new emergency temporary standard (ETS) to...

Sources:
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Advisory to notify clinicians and caregivers about increased interseason...

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