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Inspection of Conn. VA hospital finds infection control problems

Hospital Safety Insider, February 20, 2014

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A federal inspection of the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Haven, Conn. found poor cleaning procedures and inadequate safeguards in the operating room for handling infectious patients, according to a report in the Hartford Courant.  

The office of the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs cited a number of deficiencies in the operating room at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven.

Among them were inadequate cleaning procedures and staffing, as well as insect control which apparently has been a problem for eight years at the hospital.

The inspection, which was triggered by anonymous online staff surveys, was followed by a report that recommends the hospital brings its procedures up to standards.

 



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