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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Update about the recent Burkholderia pseudomallei infections. ...

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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,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The Joint Commission (TJC) is seeking input from the field on proposed changes to the following certification programs: Acute Heart Attack Ready (A...

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  • The Joint Commission
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  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
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  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expanding the use of a booster dose for COVID-19 vaccines in eligible populations. The agency is amendi...

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FDA Updates
10/20/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Potential for Medication Overdose with ENFit Low ...

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Joint Commission has just released Quick Safety #62, addressing organizational-wide cybersecurity and the need for health care organizations to cultiv...

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated the list of high-risk underlying conditions (based on what has been reported in ...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Assisted Living,
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  • Dialysis Facilities,
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  • Home Health,
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  • Office-Based Surgery,
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility,
  • Rural Health Clinics

Each year on October 15, Global Handwashing Day highlights the importance of handwashing with soap and water at home, in the community, and around the...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

Magellan Diagnostics, Inc. and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have issued notifications about the expansion of Magellan Diagnostics&rsquo...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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  • Urgent Care,
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  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released preliminary Pediatric COVID-19 vaccination operational planning information tha...

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending consideration of the following practices when SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza virus...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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  • Assisted Living,
  • Long Term Care

Intraoperative pathology reports can be vital tools for decision making during surgical procedures. According to a new Frequently Asked Question poste...

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  • The Joint Commission
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  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Clinical Lab
FDA Updates
10/08/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: FDA Issues Final Order and Guidance on Surg...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is revising their draft guidance, Hospital and Health System Compounding Under Section 503A of the Federal...

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The Joint Commission has announced that the agency has started using a “hybrid survey approach” with a document review surveyor (DRS). Acc...

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FDA Updates
10/05/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated and activities: Risk of Device Component Breaking in Patien...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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