Quality review into IV syringe use

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Intravenous news: The Canadian Press report “A quality review says isolation and old habits were the main reasons that a northern Alberta hospital recycled syringes that were meant to be used only once. The government asked the Health Quality Council of Alberta to investigate after it was discovered last year that the High Prairie Health Complex was reusing syringes to inject medicine into intravenous lines.

The council says isolated medical staff in the reasonably remote community were not being kept up to date on new developments”.

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