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Hospital Staff Failed To Use Sterile Alcohol

The staff failed to use sterile alcohol even though a Lompoc hospital policy required sterile alcohol for cleaning areas in the hospital pharmacy. Instead of following proper procedures the hospital staff negligently used non-sterile alcohol and non-sterile water to clean the pharmacy area where IV medications are mixed. This finding was reported in the CMS …

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Dangerous Pathogens In Pharmacy

Dangerous pathogens in pharmacy were discovered by Lompoc hospital staff on June 28 and December 21, 2016. The airborne pathogens were found in the work area where intravenous (IV) medications are mixed. According to the CMS Validation Survey of February 10, 2017, these microorganisms could have entered IV medications that were administered to patients. The …

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