Syringe contamination


Intravenous news: report “Alberta Health Services (AHS) officials have contacted 161 Edson and Hinton area residents who underwent endoscopy procedures at the Hinton Healthcare Centre between May 1 and Sept. 15, and may have been exposed to potentially contaminated medication.

“One hundred and seventy-two have been identified as people that will be contacted,” said Deb Guerette, AHS North communications director. In a written statement AHS said during some endoscopy procedures syringes used to withdraw medication from multiple-dose vials were re-used to withdraw more medication from the vial for the same patient.”

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