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As StayAlert! has previously reported, The Joint Commission has approved several new and revised Emergency Management chapter standards, applicable to...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals
FDA Updates
06/28/2022

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: CARESCAPE R860 Ventilator by GE Healthcare:...

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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation t...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
06/24/2022

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: BD Announces Voluntary Recall on Intraosseo...

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) has published Sentinel Event 65, addressing the patient safety issue of diagnostic overshadowing among groups experiencing ...

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

The Joint Commission has approved several new and revised Emergency Management chapter standards, applicable to their Hospital and Critical Acces...

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

As StayAlert! has previously reported, The U.S Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tracking multiple cases of monkeypox that have been ...

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) recently published Quick Safety 65, which reviews safety considerations for  commercially prepared sterile supplies an...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Urgent Care,
  • Dialysis Facilities,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Office-Based Surgery,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Rural Health Clinics
FDA Updates
06/17/2022

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Mod...

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

The Joint Commission is seeking comment on proposed new and revised requirements related to emergency management surge management. The new requirement...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission,
  • Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through its Office for Civil Rights (OCR), has issued new guidance on how covered health ...

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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently posted updated information about Monkeypox transmission. According to the CDC, ...

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

United States Representatives Dean and Bucshon have introduced the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act. This bill, modeled a...

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  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently made updates to the regulatory tags and interpretive guidelines to reflect seve...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers

Last week was filled with unsettling news for healthcare organizations. A shooting at a medical center in Tulsa, OK, was allegedly carried out by a pa...

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