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Title
Safe Injection Practices in Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs)
Memo #
08-20
Posting Date
05/16/2008
Fiscal Year
2008
Summary
Recently the State of Nevada and federal epidemiologists identified a cluster of hepatitis C infections where the infected individuals all had procedures in the same ASC. Subsequent survey of that ASC identified unsafe injection practices. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed pertinent information on safe injection practices. State Agencies (SAs) should disseminate this information to certified ASCs in their States, and should also ensure that all surveyors who conduct ASC surveys are familiar with this material.
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