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Compounding Disaster - July 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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J U l y 2 0 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 9 Magazine July 2016 C Compounding A nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak killed 64 people and sickened more than 750 who received contaminated steroid injections from the New England Compounding Center. T A I N T E D S T E R O I D S Joan Rivers Lawsuit: What We Learned p. 16 New Gadgets GI Docs Will Love p. 30 Stop Biofilm Before It Starts p. 41 Stressed Surgeons Gone Bad p. 118 Disaster How the deadliest medication contamination case in U.S. history happened — and how it could happen again. P. 22 4 Infected Patients Speak Out Is Your Compounder Safe? Why the FDA Failed to Intervene 4 Infected Patients Speak Out Is Your Compounder Safe? Why the FDA Failed to Intervene INSIDE OUR SPECIAL REPORT On the Cover For years, the New England Compounding Center sent contaminated vials of injectable steroids to surgery centers, hospitals and pain clinics. The tainted steroids spurred a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and sickened more than 750 others. Our in-depth report details what went so horribly wrong, explores the widespread fallout and shares what you can do to ensure the com- pounding pharmacy your facility partners with cares as much about patient safety as you do. Cover design by Ethan Anderson 10 Editor's Page Compounding the Compounding Disaster Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 14 Ideas That Work • 2-way radios keep staff connected • Prioritize supplies before cases begin • Insert lMAs with ease 22 Staffing Do you Get an A+ in Competency Testing? Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR, CASC 26 Medical Malpractice 5 lessons From the Joan Rivers lawsuit Michael Wong, JD 30 Legal Update Manage your Facility's Vicarious liability Risk Keith J. Roberts, JD 34 Coding & Billing ICD-10 Grace Period Is Nearly Over Cristina Bentin, CCS-P, COC, CMA 124 Thinking of Buying … Floor Suction Devices Contain spilled fluids to reduce the risk of slip-and-fall injuries. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor 133 Product News 136 Cutting Remarks Stressed Surgeons Gone Bad John D. Kelly IV, MD 139 Behind Closed Doors Channel Surfing Paula Watkins, RN, CNOR 14 136 Departments 117 Capture Your Share of Same-Day Spine What factors will influence where your surgeons will bring their cases? Praveen Kadimcherla, MD

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