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Public health officials in Alberta are looking for 2,700 former patients of a small hospital in the western Canadian province, after staff there reused syringes to administer medication through intravenous lines.

The Alberta government said on Monday that staff at a health complex in High Prairie, a small town about 300 km (186 miles) northwest of the provincial capital of Edmonton, were using syringes to inject medication into plastic intravenous lines of multiple patients.

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Update 29th October 2008 – The nurses who reused syringes in a northern Alberta hospital should bear some responsibility for their actions and possibly face sanctions, says a local nursing professor.

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The Alberta government said on Monday that staff at a health complex in High Prairie, a small town about 300 km (186 miles) northwest of the provincial capital of Edmonton, were using syringes to inject medication into plastic intravenous lines of multiple patients.

Click here for the story on Reuters.

Click here for the story on CTV.

Update 29th October 2008 – The nurses who reused syringes in a northern Alberta hospital should bear some responsibility for their actions and possibly face sanctions, says a local nursing professor.

Click here for the full update.

More IV news at IVTEAM

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