Monthly Archives: January 2011

Contaminated Alcohol Swabs: One More Reason to Use Disinfection Cap

There were already real concerns about the use of alcohol swabs to disinfect needleless IV connectors. Now here comes another one: The pads themselves can be a source of potentially deadly contamination. The FDA announced Jan. 5 that Triad Group, … Continue reading

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Patient Safety Gets a Certification Program — At Last

More than a decade after patient safety hit the national agenda with the publication of the Institute of Medicine’s “To Err Is Human” report, someone is finally putting together a certification program for professionals involved in ensuring patient safety. The … Continue reading

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