Hepatitis – IV contamination


Intravenous news: LoHud.com report “A surgical technician addicted to painkillers who has been jailed in Colorado on accusations of injecting herself with syringes used for surgery may have also exposed Northern Westchester Hospital patients to hepatitis C, officials said yesterday.

“If there was a moment when she could get her hands on a syringe filled with the painkiller fentanyl, she would grab it and she would inject herself, then put it back without anyone seeing her. That was her MO, if you will,” said Joel Seligman, president and chief executive officer at Northern Westchester Hospital, referring to the Colorado case”.

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