Navigation Links
American Legion: St. Louis VA Acted Quickly, Correctly
Date:2/22/2011

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs acted swiftly and correctly to temporarily suspend surgeries earlier this month at the John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis after stains and water spots were noticed on some medical trays and one surgical instrument, American Legion National Commander Jimmie Foster said today.

"The spots were reported to hospital officials by an employee acting diligently on more stringent self-monitoring policies now in place throughout the VA health-care system," Foster said. "We believe VA is taking very seriously its need to provide the cleanest, safest possible care for our nation's veterans. Self-reporting of any possible threat to that safety – even a questionable water spot – is an important part of VA's commitment to transparency."

The American Legion's System Worth Saving (SWS) Task Force inspected the St. Louis facility Jan. 12-13 and received a report from the hospital's Reusable Medical Equipment Committee, which was formed after some 1,800 veterans in the St. Louis area were called in last year to be tested for possible Hepatitis B, C and HIV exposure from improperly sterilized equipment at the VA dental clinic.

The clinic was closed following the revelation, the chief of dental service was removed from VA employment, and a new state-of-the-art facility with tighter oversight requirements was opened to replace it.

Two weeks after the meeting between the SWS Task Force and the St. Louis VA officials, however, the hospital suspended surgeries after an employee reported the water spots to supervisors. The hospital responded quickly, investigating all equipment in the facility, while making arrangements elsewhere for patients in immediate need of surgery, according to a follow-up report from the health-care system.

The Legion's SWS Task Force has closely scrutinized VA performance on medical equipment sterilization procedures s
'/>"/>

SOURCE The American Legion
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine technology :

1. Vicus Therapeutics to Present at the 234th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Boston, MA
2. Lexicon to Present Research Results at American Chemical Society Meeting Regarding Target of LX1031 Drug Candidate
3. GlaxoSmithKline Receives New HHS Order for H5N1 Bulk Antigen. First North American Clinical Trials with GSKs Candidate Pre-pandemic Flu Vaccine to Start.
4. Aspirin Named 8th World Wonder by Majority of Americans
5. MedImmunes Motavizumab Reduced RSV Hospitalizations by 83 Percent Among High-Risk Native American, Full-Term Infants in Placebo-Controlled Phase 3 study
6. American Heart Association Comment Saving Lives in Type 2 Diabetics: Could It Be as Easy as Lowering Blood Pressure?
7. TrialCheck(R) Cancer Clinical Trial Matching Interface to Debut on American Cancer Society Web Site
8. Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association Rapid Access Reports: Hispanics Hypertension Better Controlled With Equal Access to Care
9. Positive Results for NKTR-118 (oral PEG-naloxol) Presented at American Academy of Pain Management Meeting
10. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis International Society Refutes American Society of Reproductive Medicine Opinion - States Preimplantation Genetic Screening is Beneficial When Performed in Experienced Centers
11. New MIRCERA(R) Data Analyses to be Featured at the American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2015)... LONDON , July 31, 2015 ... to decades of experience, the domestic pharmaceutical industry is ... today manufacture products to high international standards. ... well known is in sub-Saharan Africa: Morocco has quietly ... after South Africa . Indeed, Moroccan ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... 2015  Semler Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMLR ), ... healthcare insurers and physician groups, today reported financial results ... "In the second quarter of 2015, Semler ... of 54%, quarter over quarter revenue growth of 8%, ... of FloChec® units of 18%," said Doug Murphy-Chutorian, M.D., ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... , July 31, 2015  Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... antibodies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, asthma and ... Yujiro S. Hata to its board of ... business and corporate development is a tremendous asset to ... and chief executive officer of Xencor. "Xencor faces a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PharmaBoardroom Releases New Morocco Pharmaceuticals Report 2PharmaBoardroom Releases New Morocco Pharmaceuticals Report 3Semler Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2Semler Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 3Semler Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 4Semler Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 5Semler Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 6Xencor Appoints Yujiro S. Hata to Board of Directors 2Xencor Appoints Yujiro S. Hata to Board of Directors 3
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... ... Calvary Hospital today announced that it is embarking on a yearlong restoration ... bring this Torah – dating from 1880 – back to kosher status, so that ... Scroll No. 515, from the town of Taus-Domazlice, is on permanent loan to Calvary ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... August 01, 2015 , ... Brig and Lita Hart, icons of the network ... their Healthy Home mission with the HOPE Movement of EvolvHealth. In what has been ... companies have agreed to join their missions of purpose together to change the course ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... August 01, 2015 , ... On Tuesday, July 28th, ... who are thought to have been behind the attack on Anthem Inc. which resulted ... zero day exploits, watering hole attacks and spear phishing campaigns. , For ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... BeverlyD, owner and founder of BeverlyD Luxe Organic Hair ... first small business donation to kick off the campaign for healing and Well-Being. , ... includes a complete line of raw, organic hair care products, as well as her ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... ... On March 19, 2015 Phil Valentine – the Executive Director of Connecticut Community for Addiction ... stepping off Springer Mountain and heading north. Since that day, Phil has hiked over 1400 ... greeted by friends and family. He visited CCAR and left an inspirational message to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Calvary Hospital Announces Plans to Restore Historic Torah 2Health News:Calvary Hospital Announces Plans to Restore Historic Torah 3Health News:Looking for HOPE? Healthy Home Has Evolv’d 2Health News:Looking for HOPE? Healthy Home Has Evolv’d 3Health News:Frenemy at the Gates - Hackers Excel at Leveraging Trust 2Health News:Frenemy at the Gates - Hackers Excel at Leveraging Trust 3Health News:Frenemy at the Gates - Hackers Excel at Leveraging Trust 4Health News:March4thforWellBeing Foundation Kickoff 2Health News:Connecticut Executive Hikes Appalachian Trail to Raise Awareness About Recovery. 2
... week's BMJ have their say on whether patients should have ... ,The medical profession is concerned that, in the proposed ... input from the patient, and this is not being made ... Alan Hassey in a letter to this week's journal. ...
... Remedies Ltd today said it has filed its ... fixed dose combination used in the treatment of ... combination, active against multi-resistant strains of both gram- ... coverage of bactericidal activity, it informed the Bombay ...
... journal Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention and policy unwinds that the ... alcohol dependent patients better for a long term. ... who abstain from drinking alcohol is more than the patients ... at the medical school. Also the abstinence is longer ...
... investigation has revealed that some homeopathic clinics advice people ... of the world.// ,People planning on taking ... avoid homeopathic remedies that are claiming to prevent malaria, ... ,It was reported that every year almost around ...
... Essar group and the Jindal group have committed to ... medicare for people leaving Below Poverty Line in Jharkhand. ... the Sarva Swasthya Mission trust is being formed by ... an official release said here today Independently run by ...
... selected Indian ministry of health and family welfare for ... stance on health promotion and tobacco control"//. ,Minister ... the award at a ceremony during the World Conference ... said. ,The award has been conferred on ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Electronic Patient Record "Serious Threat" to Patient Confidentiality 2Health News:Travellers Cautioned Over The Alternate Remedies For Malaria 2
... can enjoy the comfort ... the most technically advanced ... on the market. Ansells ... the needed barrier protection ...
... This CLS number is a ... easily match Cornings product number. ... please order under the old ... customer service for assistance. ...
... CLS number is a ... to easily match Cornings ... no availability yet, please ... Sigma-Aldrich number (Z71,475-5) or ...
... is a new product number, ... product number. If showing no ... the old Sigma-Aldrich number (Z37,164-5) ... assistance. Color: colour-coded ...
Medicine Products: