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The MCN Healthcare StayAlert! team wishes you a happy and restful Thanksgiving Holiday. As a reminder our office is closed November 24-25. &...

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FDA Updates
11/23/2022

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and drug Administration updates and activities: FDA investigating risk of severe hypocalcemia in ...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated its MLN Matters Booklet for Federally Qualified Health Centers. Updates fr...

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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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  • Rural Health Clinics
FDA Updates
11/22/2022

The following is a listing of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Update: Certain Philips Respironics Ventilators, B...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

Monkeypox cases have declined since mid-August 2022 in the United States; however, new cases, including clinically severe cases, continue to occur. Wh...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
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  • Clinical Lab,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Health and Human Services ...

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  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Miscellaneous
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  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
11/18/2022

Notice: FDA Updates The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Update on Philips Re...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

Every year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) honors U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (November 18-24) to raise awareness and shar...

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the 2021 National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report, which sho...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

As StayAlert! previously reported, The Joint Commission (TJC) recently announced revisions to the Environment of Care and Life Safety accreditation re...

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  • The Joint Commission
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  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Ambulatory Care

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Advisory about early, elevated respiratory disease incidence caused by multip...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Rural Health Clinics

Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) is a germ that causes severe diarrhea, which can be life-threatening. It can affect anyone and is usually asso...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Assisted Living,
  • Urgent Care,
  • Dialysis Facilities,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Hospice,
  • Rural Health Clinics
FDA Updates
11/09/2022

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Teleflex Announces Worldwide Recall of Gibe...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is issuing this Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Update as a follow-up to a HAN Health Advi...

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

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated guidance for clinicians providing pain care, including those prescribing opioids, ...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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