Category: Audits

At Least Seven Deaths Linked to GI Endoscopes in Seattle, Washington

“The article that started a national discussion.“ December 5, 2014 —¬†Federal health officials recently attributed a deadly “superbug” outbreak at a hospital near Chicago (IL), in 2013, to the complex…

Association of GI Endoscopy with Two Patient Deaths: Illinois, 2013

February 9, 2015 — The FDA’s “MAUDE” database (or, “Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience” database) lists medical device reports, or MDRs, which document the association of one or more…

Study Finds U.S. Hospitals Are not Following Policies Proven to Prevent Life-Threatening Infections – A Call to Action

A study by the Columbia University School of Nursing found that while most hospitals have evidence-based policies on file for the control and prevention of health care-associated infections (“HAIs”), clinician…