Posts Tagged 'infection'

Lax Prevention Protocols Lead to Infection Outbreak at New Jersey Clinic

New Jersey clinic spreads infection through lax prevention controlsStandard procedures called for the injectable medication to be given within one hour of drawing it into a syringe. When a New Jersey outpatient medical clinic was drawing shots and storing them for up to four days before use, patients suddenly found themselves in surgery and fighting for their lives to fend off a potentially fatal infection. In all, 41 patients of the Osteo Relief ...

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Sepsis: Are You at Risk?

A recent Philly.com story takes a look at the risks and symptoms of sepsis.

Sepsis is the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer in the United States. It is estimated that 258,000 Americans die each year from sepsis. Yet, many people do not know what sepsis is, let alone the risks of the illness.

The Sepsis Alliance defines sepsis as “the presence of pathogenic organisms or their toxins in the blood ...

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