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New Standards Help Prevent Deadly Tubing Misconnections

August 2014

Las Vegas—The universal design of many small-bore connectors such as luer locks allows for the chance of devices with distinct functions to be attached, and although the resulting misconnections are rare, they can be fatal, according to a late-breaking session held during the ASHP Summer ...
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  • New Standards Help Prevent Deadly Tubing Misconnections

    August 2014

    Las Vegas—The universal design of many small-bore connectors such as luer locks allows for the chance of devices with distinct functions to be attached, and although the resulting misconnections are rare, they can be fatal, according to a late-breaking session held during the ASHP Summer ...
    read more

  • Hyponatremia Linked to Traumatic Falls in Elderly

    August 2014

    Hyponatremia puts geriatric patients at increased risk for falling, according to new research from a trauma center in Pennsylvania. The study, presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (abstract ...
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  • CMS May Boost Outpatient Hospital Payments in 2015

    August 2014

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposal that would raise its outpatient payments to hospitals by 2.1% and to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) by 1.2% for 2015.
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