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  • Credential for ASC Infection PreventionistsThere's now a credential for infection preventionists who work in ambulatory surgery centers. The Certified Ambulatory Infection Preventionist (CAIP) credential is the first certification designed specifically for those who lead ASC infection control programs. The first exam will be offered in October, the Board of Ambulatory Surgery Certification announced last week.
  • Weight loss before obesity surgery Bariatric surgery patients who lost 8% of their excess weight in the 4 weeks before their surgery achieved an average of 7.5% greater weight loss in 1 year after their surgery than patients who didn't lose that excess weight, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. The study examined 355 patients who undertook a low-calorie diet in the month before their surgery and compared those who lost at least 8% of their weight (224 patients) with those who didn't (131).
  • NECC pharmacist gets 8-year sentence The supervising pharmacist at the now defunct New England Compounding Center was sentenced to 8 years prison for his role in a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak. Glenn A. Chin, RPh, was convicted of mail fraud and racketeering for mislabeling and shipping drugs made in unsanitary conditions that he was responsible for managing.
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