Syringe Reuse Among Infection Control Lapses Leading to 33 Outbreaks
MedSun: Newsletter #34, March 2009

Forty outbreaks in hospital and non-hospital settings are examined in a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This number is likely an under-representation, as test results and epidemiologic information were not always available. The CDC review emphasizes the need for more education specifically related to aseptic technique in injection safety, review of practices and training, and implementation of a consistent oversight in preventing the transmission of bloodborne pathogens in healthcare settings.

Additional Information:

Syringe Reuse Among Infection Control Lapses Leading to 33 Outbreaks. SafetyShare newsletter, Premier, Inc. January 27, 2009.
http://www.premierinc.com/quality-safety/tools-services/safety/safety-share/01-09-full-txt.jsp#story-01


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