Syringe reuse error


Intravenous news: Wisconsin State Journal report “The state Department of Health Services cited the University of Wisconsin Hospital for four deficiencies after a syringe was reused on a second person, requiring at least one patient to undergo testing for infectious diseases.
The state released a report Friday detailing the events that led up to last month’s incident, and ordered the Madison hospital to submit a correction plan. The report in part faulted hospital officials for being slow to report what happened.

The hospital will redesign its policies and make sure patient-safety problems are reported promptly, said Donna Katen-Bahensky, the institution’s chief executive officer.
The hospital “is committed to patient safety,” she said in a statement, adding that neither of the patients involved was harmed.

At least one patient had to be tested for infectious diseases afterward. Vincent Stepter, 44, of Madison, told the Wisconsin State Journal he tested negative for HIV and hepatitis.”

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