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CDC updates about infected prep pads

OSHA Healthcare Connection, March 29, 2011

For readers following the FDA recall of alcohol prep pads, the CDC has added information with “Notes from the Field: Contamination of Alcohol Prep Pads with Bacillus cereus Group and Bacillus Species--Colorado, 2010” in the March 25 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

The story involves two separate incidents at The Children’s Hospital in Aurora, CO, that led investigators to Bacillus cereus-infected alcohol prep pads.

Click here to read more about the cases.

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