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


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?
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