FDA, Cardinal Health Assess Scope of Potential Contamination Risk

Dr. Jeffrey E. Shuren MD, JD, Director - CDRH Offices: Office of the Center Director, released the following statement on Thursday (January 16, 2020): “On Jan. 11 and again on Jan. 15, 2020, medical device manufacturer Cardinal Health alerted its customers to...

U.S Health System Uses Medtronic Stealth Autoguide Cranial Robotic Guidance Platform

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is the first-ever health system in the U.S. to receive and deploy the newly FDA-cleared Medtronic Stealth Autoguide platform.

Cook Medical TriForce Peripheral Crossing Set Now Available

Cook Medical’s TriForce® Peripheral Crossing Set is now commercially available. As of January 2020, these products are available to physicians in the United States to support procedures to treat patients with vascular obstructions.

PENTAX Medical Launches IMAGINA Endoscopy System in U.S.

IMAGINA offers practitioners a modern user interface and unique endoscope design to provide excellent visualization, improve the operator experience and positively influence long-term patient care costs.

Study Finds Compliance Concerns Remain with Safe Injection Practices (SIP)

The AAAHC found that the level of deficiencies associated with the accreditor’s SIP Standard was significant (greater than 10 percent) in several of the health care settings which the AAAHC accredits.

Last year, the AAAHC Institute released a patient safety toolkit to help organizations comply with the AAAHC Standard and national guidelines. This year, the AAAHC launched a voluntary benchmarking study to measure compliance with specific aspects of national SIP guidelines.

The AAAHC Institute Safe Injection Practices (SIP) Study for January-June 2017 revealed a significant proportion of ambulatory health care organizations do not always meet national SIP guidelines. In response, the AAAHC is continuing to provide member organizations with educational resources to improve safe injection practices and compliance with national guidelines.

Despite guidelines from national and international organizations, safe injection practices remain a challenge for a number of health care providers. For the study, the AAAHC Institute collected self-reported responses from 110 AAAHC-accredited ambulatory organizations on a cross-section of their standard SIP activities to identify areas for quality improvement. The study results were broken down by type – ambulatory surgery center (ASC) and primary care – and shared with participants.

Safe injection practices (SIP) are the processes health care providers use to prevent the transmission of bloodborne viruses and other microbial pathogens to patients or the providers themselves when preparing and administering injectable medications. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a safe injection does not harm the recipient, does not expose the provider to any avoidable risks and does not result in any waste that is dangerous for other people.

For information, visit



Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *