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Can Nurse. 2006 Feb;102(2):26
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-2006
Author
Ann Tapp
Author Affiliation
Canadian Nurses Protective Society, Ottawa, Ontario.
Source
Can Nurse. 2006 Feb;102(2):26
Date
Feb-2006
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Advance Directives - legislation & jurisprudence
Canada
Humans
Mental Competency - legislation & jurisprudence
Proxy - legislation & jurisprudence
Terminal Care - legislation & jurisprudence
Notes
Comment In: Can Nurse. 2006 May;102(5):8-916789559
PubMed ID
16524045 View in PubMed
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Can Oper Room Nurs J. 2003 Mar;21(1):18-9, 28-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-2003
Author
Ann Tapp
Source
Can Oper Room Nurs J. 2003 Mar;21(1):18-9, 28-9
Date
Mar-2003
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Canada
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome - prevention & control - transmission
Disposable Equipment - microbiology - statistics & numerical data
Equipment Contamination - legislation & jurisprudence - prevention & control - statistics & numerical data
Equipment Reuse - legislation & jurisprudence - statistics & numerical data
Equipment Safety - methods
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital - microbiology - statistics & numerical data
Humans
Infection Control - methods
Liability, Legal
Operating Room Nursing - organization & administration
Risk factors
Risk Management - organization & administration
Sterilization - organization & administration
Abstract
During the ten years that I have worked at the Canadian Nurses Protective Society, we have had numerous calls from Operating Room nurses questioning the practice of re-using single use medical devices in their facilities and voicing their concerns about possible harm to patients, themselves and potential liability exposure. Interest in this topic has been rekindled by the recent Saskatchewan case involving the death of a patient from variant Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease (vCJD) and possible transmission of vCJD to 71 patients who may have been exposed to the same endoscope as the deceased while in hospital. In this article, I propose to address some of the concerns related to the reuse of single use medical devices by focusing on the prevalence of this practice, the legal risks involved, regulation of this practice, and risk management.
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12703234 View in PubMed
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