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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