Canadian hospitals may have exposed 1,307 patients to hepatitis B and C

July 6, 2017

More than 1,300 diabetic patients were potentially exposed to the diseases to hepatitis B and C during individual insulin training sessions at two Canadian hospitals, according to an article on the Global News website.

Letters have been mailed to 1,307 patients at the Grey Nuns and Misericorida Community Hospitals Diabetes Education Centres, between 2013 and early 2016.

The infection control breach happened with the use of saline-filled demonstration pens and pillows used for practice.

The needles and pens were changed after each use, however the pen’s saline reservoir may not have been changed with every patient and the pillows may have been used by multiple patients.

Read the article.


See the latest posts on our homepage


Topic Area: Infection Control

Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Los Angeles hospital closes due to earthquake standards

Pacific Alliance Medical Center would have had to invest $100 million in its 150-year-old building to come into compliance with California's seismic standards


Adding beds might not solve Canadian 'hallway medicine'

Some say healthcare crunch needs more staff and innovation


Hawaii State Hospital requires security upgrades before renovations

Oahu puts new demands on the hospital before it can expand


Hospitals save lives and money by investing in climate resilience

New report says preparing for extreme weather offers significant financial benefit


Focus: Lighting

Your healthcare facility's LED retrofit checklist

How do you begin to coordinate and come up with funds to replace lighting systems across thousands of square feet?


Post Comment


• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies

All fields are required.