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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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January 2018

Police: N.Y. Surgeon Choked Nurse With Drawstring From His Sweatshirt

Police say the surgeon was upset that the nurse had given his patient medication at what he considered to be the wrong time.
Published: January 25, 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

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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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