Category: Medical Errors

HIGHLANDS TODAY: “Infections, deaths six years ago brought to light in Highlands County, Florida”

Highlands Today (March 7, 2015): Infections, deaths six years ago brought to light in Highlands County. This article in Highlands Today provides some new, important details of a nightmarish bacterial…

Important Lessons Taught by Recent “Superbug” Outbreaks Linked to GI Endoscopes

January 15, 2015 — More than a dozen outbreaks of “CRE” and their related superbugs have been recently linked to contaminated gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopes, several in the U.S. just since…

Tap Water Used for Irrigation during GI Endoscopy: A Recommendation and Assessment of the Infection Risk

February 18, 2014 —┬áThis article discusses the potential for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) associated with the use of tap water, compared to sterile water, for irrigation (and/or cleansing the endoscope’s lens)…