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FDA: Wipe that sterile prep pad off your business plan, for now">FDA: Wipe that sterile prep pad off your business plan, for now

Looks like the FDA is doing a bit of disinfecting of its own, business practice-wise. The FDA announced sanctions against the manufacturers and distributors of the sterile wipes that have been at the heart of recent recalls because of contamination.

prep pads">CDC updates about infected prep pads

Two incidents at The Children’s Hospital (THC) in Aurora, CO, led investigators to Bacillus cereus-infected alcohol prep pads.

prep pads versus non-sterile prep pads">Sterile prep pads versus non-sterile prep pads

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reminding healthcare professionals the difference between sterile and non-sterile alcohol prep pads and the safety implications of using each.

CDC reiterates: Single dose vials for one patient only

To avoid confusion among clinicians regarding the use of single-use medication vials and doses, the CDC has posted a reiteration of its position: “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines call for medications labeled as ‘single dose’ or ‘single use’ to be used for only one patient.”

Recall on antiseptic wipes

A nationwide voluntary recall on IV PREP Antiseptic Wipes made for Smith & Nephew by The Triad Group was announced March 5 by Smith & Nephew’s Advanced Wound Management division.

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