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November 2016

In this month’s issue:

Medication incidents that increase the risk of falls

SAFETYwires
  • Pneumococcal vaccine guidelines not followed in LTC facilities.
  • CMS issues new requirements.
  • Users of prefilled influenza vaccines take notice.
  • T for two (or maybe 5)
  • U-500 insulin syringe available
Worth Reading...
  • Unintentional administration of insulin instead of influenza vaccine: a case study and review of US reports.
 

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