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January 2018

Joint Commission Has Zero Tolerance for Poor Hand Hygiene

Surveyors will cite facilities if they observe a single caregiver failing to wash her hands appropriately during direct patient contact.
Published: January 19, 2018

Kentucky Plastic Surgeon Arrested for Allegedly Arriving at Hospital Intoxicated

The doctor has been barred from practicing at the hospital and was charged with public intoxication.
Published: January 17, 2018

Lawsuit: VA Hospital Left Scalpel Inside Army Vet's Abdomen

Man, 61, sues hospital for allegedly leaving a scalpel in his abdomen following a 2013 prostatectomy.
Published: January 16, 2018

Single-OR Facilities Must Adhere to the Same Quality Standards as Licensed ASCs

Oversight of single-OR ASCs will switch from the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners to the New Jersey Department of Health.
Published: January 16, 2018

Lawsuit: Scrub Nurse Photographed Coworker Nude in OR

Nurse allegedly showed explicit photos to hospital co-workers — and to patient when she returned from medical leave.
Published: January 10, 2018

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December 2017

Nurse Sues Prominent Ophthalmologist for Assault Over Violent Incident Caught on Security Camera

A renowned refractive surgeon allegedly became infuriated when the ASC's charge nurse asked if he was nearly done his case because his block time was nearly finished.
Published: December 19, 2017

Beverly Hills Anesthesiologist Injected Himself With Drugs During Surgery and Later Gave Patient a Lethal Dose of Demerol

Prosecutors: Orthopedic surgeon, 71, dies at the hands of anesthesiologist who was under the influence of drugs during surgery.
Published: December 15, 2017

Lawsuit: Patient Suffered Emotional Distress Listening to Surgeon Talk While He Operated on Her

The doctor allegedly spooked the patient when he spoke about night sweats and blurred vision in Spanish as part of a language proficiency exam.
Published: December 11, 2017

MedPAC Will Recommend No Payment Update for ASCs in 2019

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission unveiled its draft recommendation on the ASC payment system yesterday.
Published: December 8, 2017

Why Was This N.J. Pain Management Doc Barred From Practice?

Investigators say she displayed erratic and delusional behavior and smelled of alcohol while practicing.
Published: December 1, 2017

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November 2017

Deadly DVT: Man Dies From Pulmonary Embolism Following Leg Tendon Surgery

Lawsuit: Doctors and physical therapists should have recognized the man suffered a pulmonary embolism following surgery to repair a torn leg tendon.
Published: November 29, 2017

A New Kind of Gender Bias for Female Surgeons

Study says the backlash women receive following surgical errors far exceeds what male surgeons experience.
Published: November 29, 2017

Study: C. Diff Transmission "Might Be More Likely to Occur" in Surgical Centers

Researchers call for improved antibiotic stewardship in outpatient facilities of all kinds to help stem the tide.
Published: November 17, 2017

Chicago Hospital Sues Leapfrog for Defamation Over Low Patient Safety Grade

Saint Anthony Hospital of Chicago claims the ratings group incorrectly assessed the hospital, which lowered its patient safety grade from an A to a C.
Published: November 13, 2017

Recall: Midazolam Syringes in Blister Packs Contain Syringes of Ondansetron

Fresenius Kabi USA is recalling a lot of mislabeled prefilled syringes that were distributed nationwide.
Published: November 10, 2017

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