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A nurse stealing morphine by replacing it with saline in a medication vial may not have realized she was colonized with Serratia marcescens.
Drug diversion by health care workers is gaining recognition as a ubiquitous and poorly controlled patient safety risk.
Somewhat surprisingly, drug diverters in healthcare settings are not easy to spot by outward mannerisms.
A 131-count criminal indictment was unsealed Dec. 17, 2014 in Boston in connection with the 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak, the U.S. Justice Department announced.
Hundreds of U.S. hospitals this year will revisit their infection control and safety programs in hopes of producing results that will get them out of the penalty box.
For those both compassionate and incredibly brave at heart, there are some job openings in West Africa. Though beaten back into its cage in some areas, Ebola continues to find victims in others. Infection preventionists are being asked to help.