Joint Commission calls for strict heparin rules at hospitals

09/24/2008 | Washington Post, The

The Joint Commission issued a safety alert urging hospitals to adopt measures such as computerized drug orders or bar-code technology to prevent medication mistakes involving heparin and other blood thinners. The warning is in light of 32 reports -- including 28 deaths -- of errors linked to such drugs that the commission received between 1997 and 2007.

View Full Article in:

Washington Post, The

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Product Development Manager, Disposable Medical Products
ASAHI INTECC, Orange County CA R&D Center
Santa Ana, CA
Neurovascular Intervention Product Sales Rep, North East
ASAHI INTECC
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations
Senior Manager, Compliance
Stryker
Fremont, CA
Director, Office of Device Evaluation
FDA, Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Silver Spring, MD
Director, Office of Compliance
FDA, Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Silver Spring, MD