Safety

Thousands at risk for hepatitis after insulin pen misuse at Connecticut hospital

Hospital Safety Insider, October 23, 2014

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Hospital Safety Insider!

At least one man has contracted hepatitis C after insulin pens were misused by staff at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut, according to report from WTNH-TV in New Haven.

According to the report, Griffin Hospital confirmed that the insulin pens were misused by staff but it was unclear how many patients have tested positive for the disease as a result.
 
However, last spring the hospital notified up to 3,000 diabetic patients that they needed to be tested for hepatitis B, C, and HIV because of the problem, the report said.



Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Hospital Safety Insider!

    Hospital Safety Center
  • Hospital Safety Center

    Improve compliance with hospital safety standards from The Joint Commission, OSHA, and other regulators with this...

  • Healthcare Life Safety Compliance

    Created exclusively for healthcare facility managers, plant operations professionals, and directors of engineering, this...

  • Hospital Safety Insider

    Stay on top of hospital safety requirements and best practices with our free, fast-paced weekly update.

  • Basic OSHA Compliance Manual Kit

    Total compliance has never been easier. This one convenient package contains everything you need to ensure your outpatient...

  • Basic Dental OSHA Compliance Manual Kit

    Total compliance has never been easier. This one convenient package contains everything you need to ensure your dental...

Most Popular