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October 1, 2011

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  • As hepatitis outbreaks continue, CDC may urge HBV shot for millions of diabetics

    A key advisory committee to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to recommend that millions of diabetics be immunized against hepatitis B virus, a move that could finally halt the recurrent and deadly HBV outbreaks linked to needles and devices used in glucose monitoring in a variety of healthcare settings, Hospital Infection Control & Prevention has learned.
  • IC recommendations for glucose, insulin

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the following infection prevention measures for blood glucose monitoring and insulin administration.
  • Q&A on blood glucose monitoring

    The following FAQs summarize inquiries from healthcare personnel received by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention regarding best practices for performance of assisted blood glucose monitoring and insulin administration.
  • Patients warned after devices misused

    A clinic in Madison, WI has contacted 2,345 patients to advise them they may have been exposed to bloodborne pathogens after finding an employee was inappropriately using insulin pens and finger stick devices during patient training.
  • IPs adopt comprehensive policy for glucometers

    Infection preventionists at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville have developed a comprehensive glucometer cleaning protocol that other IPs may want to emulate as regulators respond to outbreaks of hepatitis B virus in diabetics and other patients.
  • CDC boils down egg allergy on flu vaccine

    As mandatory flu immunization policies continue to gain momentum in health care settings, egg allergy one of the classic exemptions to the vaccine is being redefined by public health officials.