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Infection Prevention and Control Safety Alerts

Safety Alerts related to infection prevention and control.

Sentinel Event Alert Issue 52: Preventing infection from the misuse of vials

The misuse of these vials has caused harm to individual patients through occurrences and outbreaks of bloodborne pathogens and associated infections, including hepatitis B and C virus, meningitis, and epidural abscesses.

Quick Safety 49: Disinfection of tonometers and other ophthalmology devices

This issue describes the risk of infection from tonometers and other devices that touch eyes, as well as strategies for prevention.