Health care facilities can download a new Food and Drug Administration poster summarizing the agency’s 2013 recommendations to prevent infection risks associated with damaged or worn hospital bed mattress covers. Based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for environmental infection control in health care facilities, the recommendations call for health care providers to develop an inspection plan for all mattresses and mattress covers in their facility and replace them as needed. Since 2011, FDA has received more than 700 reports of a hospital bed mattress cover failing to prevent blood or body fluids from leaking into the mattress.
The Department of Health and Human Services has updated its guidance to help communities prepare for and respond to chemical incidents requiring mass…
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended the deadline for submitting third-quarter data to the Post-Acute Care Quality Reporting Program.
The Food and Drug Administration Friday released draft guidance on how drug developers can apply for the agency’s Competitive Generic Therapies designation.
Hospitals and clinicians are seeing fewer flu patients this season than in other recent years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.
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Members of the pharmaceutical distribution supply chain, including dispensers such as hospitals and pharmacies, can apply through March 11 to participate in a…