July 17, 2019

NYSDOH Advisory on Recommendations for BCG Live Single-Use Vials During Shortage

To address the shortage of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) Live, a drug used in treatment of bladder cancer, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has issued interim infection control guidance permitting providers to treat multiple patients from the same single-use vial of BCG.

February 28, 2018

CMS to Enforce Hand Hygiene Guidelines in Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Infection transmission in healthcare facilities is strongly associated with poor hand hygiene. Starting this year, CMS surveyors will issue citations when they observe any ambulatory surgery center employee failing to follow proper hand hygiene protocol.

May 24, 2016

CDC Guidelines on Injection Safety in Dental Settings

It is important to review workflows and procedures regularly to prevent office and facility standards from getting lax. The CDC summary contains a set of nine key recommendations for dental settings. MLMIC encourages dental health providers to consult the list of “do’s” and “do nots” for a refresher in safe injection practices.

July 1, 2014

Safe Injection Practices Essential in Any Health Care Setting

Unsafe injection practices put your patients at risk for infectious and non-infectious diseases, and have been associated with adverse events in a wide variety of health care environments.