Safety

Mercy! Time to consider risk of MRSA from unsafe injections

OSHA Healthcare Connection, July 24, 2012

Move over hepatitis B, C, and HIV, and make room for MRSA infections as a consequence of unsafe injection practices.

A July 16 post on the CDC Safe Healthcare blog by Michael Bell, MD, discusses two recent outbreaks where the use of medication from single-dose/single-use vials for multiple patients resulted in "staph/MRSA infections in at least 10 patients receiving injections for pain relief.”

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