Alert: Meningitis from Steroid Injection Medication

Meningitis from steroid injection medication continues to be a concern with 205 cases in 14 states, resulting in 15 deaths thus far.  The medications were distributed to 23 states. The CDC provides the details and the latest information:  http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/outbreaks/meningitis.html

Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Investigation.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; dated 15 Oct, 2012. Web.  http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/outbreaks/meningitis.html

 

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Trigger Tools:

Trigger tools help healthcare providers identify possible safety events and concerns by looking at conditions that often accompany those safety events.  For example, by examining the administration of res

Pill Organizers:  A Yellow Flag for Caution:

McKnight’s Senior Living magazine shared some counter-intuitive but important research recently.  The article is available here. The researchers found that individuals had more adverse events from medic

Focusing on Both Deaths and Harm from Medical Errors:

Focusing on Both Deaths and Harm from Medical Errors In his latest post to the “Line of Sight” blog, IHI President and CEO, Derek Feeley, reflects on the controversy and criticism surrounding a recent

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