Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Veterans Care Fiasco - Disaster #2

More than 3000 southern Florida veterans are being called in for infectious disease testing after tubing on colonoscopy equipment was found to be improperly sterilized.

This follows a similar colonoscopy problem in another region, and another recent problem with ear-nose-throat equipment.

The care standards for these procedures are quite well known, and the number of exposures indicates a serious management problem (as opposed to a batch or two of sterilization problems, which can happen).

Odds of infection should be low, but low is too high for those infected.

1 comment:

sammy said...

To what do you attribute these problems?