CDC Expert Blogs About Outbreaks from Single-Use Vials Used for Multiple Patients

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Today on CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog, Dr. Michael Bell discusses two recent medical care outbreaks that occurred when healthcare providers used medication from single-dose/single-use vials for multiple patients.

These breaches resulted in life-threatening – yet completely preventable – staph/MRSA infections in at least 10 patients receiving injections for pain relief.  How does this happen in today’s advanced medical settings?  What can be done to fix the problem?
 
Read more and join the conversation at http://blogs.cdc.gov/safehealthcare/?p=2417
 

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