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April 2018

IV Drip Containing Formaldehyde Instead of Saline Kills Russian Woman, 28

Staff reportedly tell investigators they "did not read the name on the vial."
Published: April 11, 2018

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March 2018

Central Sterile Tech Shoots and Kills Nursing Supervisor at Alabama Hospital

Nancy Swift, RN, a 63-year-old nursing manager, was gunned down Wednesday night in her office just outside the the OR at University of Alabama at Birmingham Highlands Hospital.
Published: March 16, 2018

Study Finds Psychosis Drug Amisulpride Reduces Nausea and Vomiting

Small doses of amisulpride, a drug used to manage psychosis, may prevent PONV when given with standard anti-nausea treatment, say researchers.
Published: March 16, 2018

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February 2018

Design Flaw Could Keep Bair Hugger Warming Blankets From Fully Inflating

3M has voluntarily recalled more than 33,000 cases of underbody warming blankets.
Published: February 15, 2018

Pentax Voluntarily Recalls ED-3490TK Video Duodenoscopes for Design and Labeling Changes

Pentax will replace the forceps elevator mechanism, O-rings and the distal end covering.
Published: February 9, 2018

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